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Bad Company Here Comes Trouble (1992)
Originally Released September 22, 1992\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Down to a trio of Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, and Brian Howe, the band that called itself Bad Company relies on studio musicians to fill out the sound and Howe and producer Terry Thomas to write most of the material on this anonymous-sounding fourth album by the second edition of the group. Even those willing to tolerate Ralphs/Kirke/Howe calling themselves "Bad Company" didn't show much interest, so the band fell off from the platinum showing of 1990's Holy Water to much more modest sales this time around, despite the chart singles "How About That" (number 38) and "This Could Be the One" (number 87). -- William Ruhlmann\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nBetter than you think., April 16, 2004\nReviewer: "nashvillestar" (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)\nThis album was originally panned by reviewers who wanted the Bad Company of the 1970's and early 1980's featuring vocalist Paul Rodgers. They also complained that this album featured session players who were not part of the original band but still two of these guys were with Foreigner at the time and producer Terry Thomas has done albums with Tesla, Richard Marks, Brian Howe's solo effort, Giant, Foreigner, as well as his own solo albums not released in the US.\nThis album does however have guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke who really rock out this cd. Two previous albums, Dangerous Age and Holy Water rose up the charts during 1987 to \n1991 when BC toured with Damn Yankees all over the world for more than 2 years. This cd did not do so well when it first came out because the industry was leaning towards Rap and Hip Hop. The title song ended up on the soundtrack of Surf Nazis which was not widely excepted either. Not that is was such a bad movie just a little silly.\n\nToday Paul Rodgers tours with guitarist Howard Leese of Heart, who produced Soundgarten, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and others from the \nSeattle and Vancover area with other Seattle area musicians filling in \nhis band. Every now and then the original group gets together and tours select cities around the globe. Since Rodgers return in 1997 he has taken control of the band and it's name.\n\nThe Brian Howe led Bad Company did release 4 albums including Fame & Fortune released in 1986 and produced by Mick Jones of Foreigner with Thomas lending a helping hand. Howe now is touring as Brian Howe & Bad Company featuring the session players Dave "Bukkets' Colwell and Rick Wills of the newer edition Foreigner. This texture should not be confused with the late'80's and early '90's texture featuring Ralphs and Kirke.\n\nStill this album has some great cuts featuring Ralphs' guitar and songwriting which led the original Bad Company to fame after Ralphs and bassist Boz Burrell left Mott The Hoople to join Kirke and Rodgers after Free guitarist Paul Kossoff died in 1974. Ralphs also toured with Pink Floyd during the Momentary Lapse Of Reason Tour in the late 1980's and early 1990's.\n\nFor those of us who enjoyed the Guitar Rock of the 1970's this album is the kind of album we listen to. The band is really good in this form regardless of the bad reveiws it received when the album first came out. It has plenty of great guitar licks and lyrics that sound much different from the original bands sound. A more modern approach by Ralphs and Kirke featuring Howe's vocals which are actually quite good. So for those of us who enjoyed the original group this album should be part of your collection.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nRather tame album from a band who weren't that threatening, August 4, 2002\nReviewer: 25-year old wallflower "Eric N Andrews" (West Lafayette, IN)\nThe term "supergroup" usually causes some music fans to run & hide. Most often, the band that results is more thanks to rampant egos than any attempt at creating something artistic. So when Bad Company first formed in 1974, a lot was riding on the combination of former members of such British hard rock titans like Mott The Hoople, King Crimson & Free. Being signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label virtually guaranteed that the band would at least be given a listen. Their self-titled debut was a massive success, pretty much eclipsing whatever success their previous bands had ever amassed. Of course, critics savaged Bad Company as "unoriginal" & "strictly commercial", but fans (who really know what they like) loved them & kept the band's success high well into the latter part of the decade. \nBad Company disbanded after 1982's ROUGH DIAMONDS, but reformed less than 4 years later. But things were different now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers had already joined another supergroup (albeit a shorter-lasting one) The Firm, so he was replaced by Brian Howe. Naturally, Howe had big shoes to fill & never quite approached Rodgers' husky, blues-soaked style that had made Bad Company a cut above other hard rock bands. But they still had the occasional hit in their second incarnation & even if their standards were lower by now, some albums like 1992's HERE COMES TROUBLE were actually not bad in the end.\n\nWith power ballads king in the 1980s & early 1990s, Bad Company naturally revelled in this kind of music, having helped lay the foundation for it in their 1970s work (but still retaining some weight). As expected, the results were listenable, if not very challenging artistically. HERE COMES TROUBLE is the perfect example of this "nice-but-where's-the-beef" description.\n\nSome songs like "Stranger Than Fiction" are excellent & gave the hackneyed power-ballad formula a little originality. However, others like "What About You", "Hold On To My Heart", "This Could Be The One", "My Only One" (is this Bad Company or Chicago here?) & "Little Angel" suffer from the faceless restrictions that marked the hard rock of the 1980s-early 1990s with performances that could easily have been by anyone.\n\nThe rockers are a little more successful, but it's still apparent that even these were relatively harmless as opposed to anything by Motley Crue or Guns 'N Roses. "How About That" was the album's only major hit & maybe it was appropriate with this kind of slick hard rock falling out of favor by 1992. It's still a strong song that Paul Rodgers could have easily done & perhaps made better. "Both Feet In The Water", "Take This Town" & "Brokenhearted" rise above the standards, while the title track is certainly not one to strike fear in anyone's hearts. If you caught these guys in a dark alley, you wouldn't need to put up much of a fight.\n\nExcept for "How About That", HERE COMES TROUBLE was virtually forgotten by the masses on its release. After all, with Nirvana & Pearl Jam helping re-write the rules of rock & roll, it was easy for this kind of anonymous rock to slip through the cracks. But also, people may not have been happy with a Bad Company without Paul Rodgers out front. Well, luckily he's back in the band as of recently, but with only one other original member (at least, Paul is back, though). The two new songs on THE BAD COMPANY ANTHOLOGY & on their recent live album MERCHANTS OF COOL indicate that perhaps the band can reclaim their former glory on record, so a full-scale studio reunion just might be in the cards. Until then, it's safe to leave latter-day albums like HERE COMES TROUBLE at the bottom of your "to-buy" list & get the essentials (the Rodgers era material) first. Even then, you'll discover that perhaps you weren't missing much.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nAverage overall--VERY weak for Bad Company, February 16, 2002\nReviewer: Brad (CT) \nObviously, I like the Paul Rogers-led version of the band better than the Brian Howe-led version. Nonetheless, I did enjoy "Holy Water" when it came out. This effort, however, leaves much to be desired. "Stranger Than Fiction", "How About That", and the power ballad "This Could Be The One" are what raises this effort even as high as 3 stars. The rest of the songs are quite unmemorable and flat. It sounds like Brian is more concerned with being a pop singer than being part of a rock band. Not enough rock and absolutely no fresh ideas on this one. No wonder I sold it back after owning it for a couple of years.\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nDetails \nProducer: Terry Thomas \n\nAlbum Notes\nBad Company: Brian Howe (vocals); Mick Ralphs (guitar); Richard Cottle (keyboards); Simon Kirke (drums).\n\nAdditional personnel: Terry Thomas (guitar, keyboards, Hammond organ, background vocals); Dave "Bucket" Colwell (guitar); Richard Cottle (keyboards); Felix Krish (bass); Snovia Pierre, Birdina Armbruster, Richa Sands (background vocals).\n\nVocalist Brian Howe's fourth outing with Bad Company, 1992's HERE COMES TROUBLE, shows Bad Co. trying to broaden their tough blues rock of yore with more mainstream and easily digestible elements. While longtime fans will surely experience a pleasant sense of dTja vu with the rocking title track, the power ballad "This Could Be the One" was an obvious attempt at scoring a crossover hit. The release of the live set THE BEST OF BAD COMPANY LIVE one year later would mark the final album from the Howe-fronted Bad Co. line-up.\n\nIndustry Reviews\n3 Stars - Good - ..they can still turn a highly proficient hand to the sort of buttock-clenching rock of many a juvenile fantasy in which hot and cold running `babes' are perhaps the cornerstone..\nQ Magazine (12/01/1992)
This rock cd contains 11 tracks and runs 52min 44sec.
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  1. Bad Company - How About That (05:27)
  2. Bad Company - Stranger Than Fiction (05:14)
  3. Bad Company - Here Comes Trouble (04:10)
  4. Bad Company - This Could Be The One (05:18)
  5. Bad Company - Both Feet In The Water (04:44)
  6. Bad Company - Take This Town (04:17)
  7. Bad Company - What About You (03:55)
  8. Bad Company - Little Angel (05:03)
  9. Bad Company - Hold On To My Heart (04:40)
  10. Bad Company - Brokenhearted (04:48)
  11. Bad Company - My Only One (05:01)


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