Great Rock Albums of the 70s: Bad Company- Straight Shooter

Since we are now in summer and I have heard a lot of talk about music that makes it feel like summer, especially from my friend Metalodyssey, I thought I would offer an album that reminds me of the summer. So now you have it, the second album by Bad Company, “Straight Shooter.” This album reminds me of summer mainly due to it’s hit single, “Feel Like Making Love.” That, to me, has always been a song for the lazy warm weather days. However, the other tracks on it compliment the summer feeling just as much. If I still had my copy, I would be laying on the grass with a beer in hand as I write this post from a laptop.

“Straight Shooter” was the follow up to Bad Company’s successful debut self titled album and was a big hit for them. While the album received mixed reviews from critics, it hit the top ten in the album charts in most countries, New Zealand being an exception where it only reached 13.

Track Listing:

1. Good Loving Gone Bad

2. Feel Like Making Love

3. Weep No More

4. Shooting Star

5. Deal With the Preacher

6. Wild Fire Woman

7. Anna

8. Call On Me

As I did my background research for this post, I was shocked to discover that the track “Shooting Star” was never released as a single. It’s defintely my favourite track on the album and I had no trouble finding it on a Limewire search. Furthermore, I have seen it on the odd juke box over the years. Maybe they should release it now as I’m sure many rockers would love it.

Bad Compny

Paul Rodgers- vocals, rhythm guitar and piano

Mick Ralphs- guitar, keyboards

Simon Kirke- drums

Boz Burrell- bass

There’s not much more I can say about this album. Just have a listen and enjoy the summer.

Next post: Bob Dylan- Hard Rain

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8 Responses to “Great Rock Albums of the 70s: Bad Company- Straight Shooter”

  1. Great review! This is truly the type of article that should be shared around the web. Sad on the Yahoo for not positioning this post higher!


  2. metalodyssey Says:

    “Good Loving Gone Bad” and “Feel Like Making Love” are two songs that have a Summer vibe! Right on!

    Have you ever heard the cover version of “Shooting Star” by Iced Earth? Man, it kicks buttocks! It’s on the Iced Earth EP known as “The Melancholy EP”. Matt Barlow is the lead singer on that Iced Earth EP too. \m/

    I bought my copy of that Iced Earth EP on the Century Media Records website, aka, CM Distro. 🙂


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