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A 24 Karat Gold CD version of Bad Company's 1975 album, "Straight Shooter", has been released by Audio Fidelity. Audio Fidelity have released many 24 Karat Gold CD's to date. Check them out here:
Straight Shooter was the sophomore album by British hard-rockers Bad Company. Released in April of 1975, it earned the quartet of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell its third and fourth hit singles: 'Good Lovin' Gone Bad' (written by guitarist Ralphs) and 'Feel Like Makin' Love' (a Ralphs co-write with vocalist/guitarist Rodgers). The latter track was a Top 10 hit and has enjoyed a storied pop-culture legacy, having been covered by, among others, Kid Rock, ska-punkers Goldfinger and country singer Philip Claypoll, and used on episodes of The Simpsons and South Park. In addition to the singles, the album contained the FM-rock-radio staples 'Deal with the Preacher' and 'Shooting Star' (which Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs have explained was inspired by the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison). Straight Shooter climbed to #3 on both the US and UK charts and was subsequently certified for triple-Platinum status. Bad Company produced the album, which was engineered and mixed by Ron Nevison, whose credits include The Who's Quadrophenia and the Rolling Stones' It's Only Rock 'N Roll.
On June 28th, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At Wembley simultaneously on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD.
There was magic in the air as all three original Bad Company members—vocalist extraordinaire Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke—are augmented by bassist Lynn Sorensen and guitarist Howard Leese. (Original bassist Boz Burrell died in 2006.)
The set list is packed with every major hit, fan favorites and seldom-heard deep album cuts. The DVD and Blu-Ray includes a band interview.
Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and was immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands: Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell). They lived up to the hype for nine straight years with a string of six soulful hard-rocking albums. After a four-year break, they got back together minus Rodgers (who had formed The Firm with Jimmy Page). Rodgers returned in 1999.
On this week’s new South Park episode, “Crack Baby Athletic Association,” which mixed a sports-themed storyline with rock n’ roll guitarist Slash, apparently the guitar legend's hat is everywhere, but he's not real.
In the episode, Clyde and Craig need to find Slash for their boss Eric Cartman so that he can play at the event EA Sports is sponsoring. Clyde calls his parents when he can’t find Slash and they explain that Slash is make-believe, that he is actually based on the Dutch legend of the Vünter Slauche. If you think Cartman and the boys were surprised to hear the news about Slash, imagine what the guitarist must have been thinking, as he posted the following note to Facebook following the program.
“I'm not......real? : ( “
Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses) has said that his new solo album will be released next spring. Slash for the first time talked about the schedule for its release to Planet Rock.
Speaking to Nicky Horne, he revealed, "Myles and I have been writing all throughout the tour so we've got a lot of material, and at this point we're probably gonna start a little bit of pre-production in June and then do the tour in July. In September we're going to [do more] pre-production and the album is slated to come out in March or April." Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy, who sang on two tracks on Slash's self-titled solo debut, will sing everything on the guitarist's next solo effort.