- Audio CD (March 1, 1992)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Rhino
- ASIN: B0000032RP
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,584 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Whether the Japanese even know who Bad News are or not, their story is far more pathetic, and far, far less classy. Bad News were so bad they weren't even has-beens. The quintessential struggling Heavy Metal band, Bad News were the subject of a 1982 documentary, which followed the band on the tour which basically spelled the end because it was so disastrous. However, the album `Bad News' was the result of a reunion five years later, as the band prepared to play at the famous Donnington festival.
The album is a number of studio outtakes of songs being recorded, behind-the-scenes incidents, demoing songs, the band arguing, and then there's the odd actual song. Kicking off with "Bad Dreams Rehearsal", where the four distinct personalities of the band combine to create something mind blowingly... awful. Thick as a plank rhythm guitarist Den Dennis presents the embryonic song to the rest of the band, using acoustic guitar and unfinished lyrics. Self-proclaimed creative genius and band leader Vim Fuego (real name Alan Metcalfe) hates it, and makes a few suggestions. Musically inept bass player Colin Grigson tries to make the song sound tough, but it turns camp. Meanwhile, drummer Spider Webb contributes very little due to being wasted on some substance or other. The band's "A.G.M." follows, the second such meeting in a week, in which names for the new album are discussed.Read more ›
This CD got me and my friend through college. It is absoutely hysterical - an audio Spinal Tap. Vim Fuego, Den Dennis, Colin Grigson and Spider Web are hilarious with their arguments and egos getting in the way of their musical attempts at every opportunity. A must have for any fan of the Young Ones or anything by Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson
yet i've listened to Bad News since it was released and one can never get bored of it. although the songs are oddly listenable it's the banter between the 'musicians' which give this CD its long life.
i must also warn you though, after listening to this you will be prone to stating:
"That's a load of b*ll*cks!"
"Well why dont you just F*ck off then!"
"Everytime i sing 'eat my brains' my rectum seems to prolapse."
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In a way, this is the British version of Spinal Tap, however Bad News stands on their own as a very funny comedy group. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Fred Rayworth
Before "the Darkness",(and just after Status Quo) four mighty leather-clad horsemen of the desolate apocalypse stood up with their instruments proudly gripped in their hands,... Read morePublished on October 17, 2003 by Trelloskilos
I have listened to this CD over and over and over and have never stop laughing. When you've sampled it this many times, you realize how much of it is improvised and how sharp these... Read morePublished on December 19, 2002 by David Swan
I remember watching Bad News the first time in the eighties when MTv was still a valid channel and showed videos of merit. Read morePublished on April 29, 2002 by MoviesThatShouldBeRefundedIfYouWastedMoneyToSee--WhatWasIThinking!!!
If you've ever been in a band, you'll laugh your arse off at Bad News. If you've never been in a band, you'll laugh you arse off at Bad News. Read morePublished on April 25, 2000 by BC