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classic rock toes the party line
on 8 March 2014
a disappointing release,'the untold story' it says on the magazine cover,well its still untold.... On the DVD the three remaining members gloss over most of the interesting/controversial parts and the hoped for 'live ' footage kept to a minimum,you'll watch once then file away,a poor show.
The magazine is a decent read without touching too much on the gory stuff,you'd be forgiven for thinking Bad Co only released 6 studio albums and that after '82 only Rodgers released anything of note.
Classic rock had a great opportunity here, they could have asked ,
why the 'alburquerque disc was pulled and that now they're all pals will it be released,not even touched on.
Or ...Bad co released 6 studio and 1 live album after the 'Rough Diamonds' disc from '82,'every album reviewed'...i dont think so... its like they never happened.
In the Dvd Rodgers & Kirke allude to the name being mis used,hinting directly that Mick Raplhs shouldnt have tried to use it,yet no questioning why it was ok for Rodgers and Kirke to tour as Bad Co(why not FREE?),the irony being that, that, band included Dave Caldwell and Jaz Lochrie,who were in the Ralphs version,another opportunity missed.
I enjoyed the read,some of the classic photo's are pretty cool but its lightweight and not authorative in the least and your left(certainly I am) with the feeling that Paul Rodgers has managed to kill the band off once and for all , now, that the new contract means they all have to participate,we only managed to get about 30 or so gigs worldwide ,will we see them again,Kirke and Ralphs are up for it,i fear they may be disappointed.
Approach with caution ,you'll be left with more questions than answers