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's Swan Song vanity label. Their 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.