. Powered by
's Swan Song vanity label.
's eponymous 1974 debut was an international hit, topping the U.S. album charts and scoring with the number one single "Can't Get Enough of Your Love."
, issued the following year, was another major success, notching the hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," while 1976's Run With the Pack
was Bad Company
's third consecutive million-selling record. After 1977's Burnin' Sky
, Bad Company
recorded 1979's Desolation Angels
, which embellished the group's sound with synthesizers and strings; a three-year hiatus followed before the release of Rough Diamonds
, the group's final LP in its original incarnation.
In 1986, Ralphs
resurrected the Bad Company
name, enlisting former Ted Nugent
vocalist Brian Howe
to replace Rodgers
. The reconfigured unit's debut, Fame & Fortune
, was a commercial failure, but 1988's Dangerous Age
became a minor hit. Released in 1990, Holy Water
fared even better, as the power ballad "If You Needed Somebody" became a Top 20 success. Here Comes Trouble
, issued in 1992, achieved platinum status, and earned another Top 40 hit with "How About That." On their 20th anniversary, Bad Company
expanded into a quintet with the addition of bassist Rick Wills
and rhythm guitarist Dave Colwell
, and released the live retrospective The Best of Bad Company Live...What You Hear Is What You Get.
Two more LPs -- 1995's The Company of Strangers
and the next year's Stories Told and Untold
-- followed, and in 1998 the original lineup of Rodgers
, and Burrell
reunited to record a handful of new tracks that surfaced alongside past material early the following year on The Original Bad Company Anthology
. A reunion tour followed that spring.