Bad Company – Straight Shooter


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Bad Company – Straight Shooter

Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Recorded straight on the heels of Bad Company’s 1974 debut — just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be — Straight Shooter is seemingly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor.

It is, after all, a tight collection of eight strong, steady, heavy rockers that never, ever proceed in a hurry, but from the moment “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” kicks off the proceedings, it’s clear that Bad Company have decided to expand their palette this second time around, writes AllMusic.

The album, released in April 1975, reached No. 3 on both the U.K. Albums Chart and the U.S. Billboard 200.

It was certified gold (500,000 units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a month after its release.

The jacket for the album was designed by Hipgnosis, who also designed their debut album.

“Good Lovin’ Gone Bad,” was released in March 1975 and reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album was released in April. The album’s final single “Feel like Makin’ Love” was released in August and reached No. 10 on the Hot 100.

“Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star,” became classic rock staples due to this expanded aural vocabulary, and even straight-ahead rockers like “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and “Deal with the Preacher” benefit from this additional muscle, while they feel comfortable enough to settle into a soulful groove on “Anna” and “Call on Me.”

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, and housed in a tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jacket by Stoughton Printing, this is the definitive pressing of Straight Shooter and one fans of Bad Company will be proud to own.     

Track List: Bad Company – Straight Shooter

Side 1

1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad

2. Feel Like Makin’ Love


Side 2

1. Weep No More

2. Shooting Star


Side 3

1. Deal With The Preacher

2. Wild Fire Woman


Side 4

1. Anna

2. Call On Me


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