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Straight Shooter

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  • Audio CD (July 19, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002JSH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mons on November 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Released in 1974, Straightshooter is regarded by many as being Bad Company's strongest album. It has the bluesy feel of its predecessor (Bad Co) but has the band turning their amps up 11 and rocking out the strongest set of songs of the band's career. Do not forget that Bad Co was a supergroup with 2 guys out of Free (Rodgers and Kirke), the bass player from King Crimson (Boz Burrell) and Mott the Hoople's guitarist (Mick Ralphs). They should have been huge, of course, but suffered from having to play second fiddle to Swan Song stablemates Led Zeppelin. The songs were great, their sound: a sort of supercharged, sexy blues-rock without the pretention of Led Zep. What let them down perhaps was their lyrics, some of which make Spinal Tap look like Leonard Cohen, but if you can take that - and I can - this album is a great listen from beginning to end. Bad Company were also one of the few hard rock bands that wrote great ballads (Anna), though it was Straightshooter's high-octane rockers like Good Lovin' Gone Bad, Feel Like Making Love and Shooting Star that helped secure them a place in rock history. Bad Company were a good, tight band, but I would recommend anyone to listen to them purely to hear Paul Rodgers' masterful rock vocals. New to Bad Company? Get this one first, and then Bad Co.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rockstar2112 on June 22, 2011
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I have been eagerly awaiting this release & it didn't let me down at all, it actually blew me away. IMO the first two Bad Co. albums are the best & now Audio Fidelity has issued Straight Shooter to go along with the self titled debut & it really rocks!! People either love or hate Steve Hoffman but to my ears he has done a wonderful mastering job on Straight Shooter. Simon Kirke's drums pack a punch, they are very sharp, & Mick Ralph sounds fantastic, not to mention the ageless Paul Rodgers. My only complaint is that the album is short & I didn't want it to end (LOL) so I played it twice through just to appreciate the solid musicianship sounding so good. I paid about $22 including shipping & it is about the best sounding cd for the buck that I own, out of about 4000 including DVD-A, SACD,MOFI,SHM etc. etc. If you are a fan of Bad Co., or just a fan of rock & roll, this AF release is a must have!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 2003
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This album is as good as their first one, which gained them masive popularity right from the begginning, and in my humble opinion, 'Straight shooter' is even better than 'Bad Co'. And that means it is their best record. There aren't any weak songs on this album, as some revewers have pointed out - anyone who knows what great rock and roll/hard rock is, will say that those statements are just bunch of c**p.
Ok, maybe lyrics aren't too strong allways (example, 'Anna'), but music is pure, 100%, straight-on rock, and it is hard /rock/ indeed. 'Good lovin' gone bad', 'Feel like makin love', 'Shooting star', 'Deal with the preacher' and 'Wild fire woman' are fine example of that. Other songs are great, too. The riff from 'Feel like makin love' may be stollen from The Who, but who cares! It is one of the greatest rock songs/ballads ever written. What a power during refrains! My personal favorite is 'Shooting star', and it is one of the greatest rock songs ever, too. Music is perfect, and lyrics are, simply put, tale-story masterpice. It's telling us abuot rock'n'roll ideals and song is allegoric story about rock star. That na-na-na vocals at the end of the song makes me cry every time I hear it. And solo is great touch, just superb.
Paul Rodgers always delivers some of the greatest and most emotional vocals in rock music, and here is, ofcourse, in great form. So, this is not only hard rock, is very emotional and solful music, preformed by great musitians. Hey, they were supergroup!
Anyway, this is a must for any rock fun. Just turn it up, and let it inside you. And when first tune begins, you can start to dance, or jump, or whatever you want..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By kyle cox on January 11, 2006
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Badco's debut album was nothing short of excellent, and the second album (straight shooter) revealed not only the confirmation of the talent and energy they owned, but it also had a lot to say about each member's creativity and desire to express themselves musically. "Weep no more" and "Anna", both penned by drummer Simon Kirke, are to this day a piece of this singer's daily humming repitoire. If you are a singer and own this album you know what i'm talking about. "Good lovin' gone bad", penned by Mick Ralphs, was another mainstay of a continuing strand of rock anthems that Mick never seemed to run out of. Being the obvious success that drove this band, Paul Rodgers (aka "The Voice") not only proved himself worthy of top 3 best male singers ever, but he also proved himself worthy of top 3 best songwriters ever. "Feel like makin' love" and "Shooting Star", both penned by Rodgers, will forever come to mind for every rightminded musician who just found a good enough and willing singer to deliver these songs as close to Paul as possible. There simply isn't enough to say about Paul. I met him behind the Wiltern Theatre during Mark and Brian's X-Mas show in 99' and he was very polite and sincere. He also seemed a bit suprised to see a 17 year old in shock of his presence. Although our meeting was cut short due to his flight schedule, I will never forget it. While Boz had no writing credits on the album, he delivered a very unique stylistic set of riffs on both rockers as well as ballads on this album. Boz is one of the only bassists I have ever heard who intensifies the ballads twice as much as the guitar and drums do. He understood exactly where he needed to be every step of the way and his sound was very evident.Read more ›
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