This 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.
This 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
1991 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.
Today Paul Rodgers tours with guitarist Howard Leese of Heart, who produced Soundgarten, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and others from the
Seattle and Vancover area with other Seattle area musicians filling in
his 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.
The 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.
Still 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.
For 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.