Bad Company in Concert: Merchants of Cool
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I say new look because the band on this DVD comprises vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke from the original Bad Co line-up with bassist Jaz Lochrie and guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell filling in for original members Boz Burrell and Mick Ralphs.
Lochrie and Colwell are both great musicians but they aren't a patch on Burrell and Ralphs, whose distinctive guitaring style is sorely missed here.
Despite this, this is a rock solid concert video featuring the best known songs from the Bad Co catalogue - you have the hits like "Bad Company", "Ready For Love", "Can't Get Enough" and "Feel Like Makin' Love" mixed up with lesser known cuts like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Seagull" - plus a few tracks from the band Free like the famous sing along anthem "All Right Now" and "Wishing Well" (for which the band is joined by Slash and Neal Schon). Rounding off things is the video for a new song from Bad Company called "Joe Fabulous".
But it is a bit distracting that the DVD mixes up footage from two separate shows at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and the Grove Of Anaheim at Anaheim that were recorded in January 2002. Rodgers' decision to get the crowd to sing along on a few tracks is a bit annoying too.
On the plus side, Mr Paul Rodgers does possess probably the best blues vocal chords ever, and he is in great form on all the songs. Kirke's drumming can only be described in one word - powerhouse.
The footage is nice and sharp, with no bleeding of colours but the video is non-anamorphic widescreen. On the audio end of things, you get Dolby Digital 2.Read more ›
How this band failed to receive the recognition of the other power bands of the 70's (The Stones, The Who, Aerosmith, Led Zeplin, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullett Band, Lynard Skynard and even Genisis) I'll never understand. I suppose Paul Rodgers and BAD COMPANY just decided to methodically cut great tune after great tune for their true fans without worrying about the polls - just remember who won the race between the tortoise and the hare. BC - just like your rainbow in Silver, Blue and Gold - this DVD was overdue - don't let this be the last and don't ever break up.
WOW!!! This is a must buy! This is the best concert in my collection!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good stuff. Not much out there on these guys when it comes to DVD's. Really good set list and video quality.Published 20 months ago by jeff
If U like Bad Company, U gotta love this dvd. Have already watched numerous times. Arrived on time + in very good condition!Published on August 8, 2014 by Shooter