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Monday, February 24, 2014

Rough Diamonds Bad Company

Rough Diamonds, released in 1982 after a 3 year hiatus, was the 6th and last album that the group released as Paul Rodgers left after to pursue his solo career.

In 1984 Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke decided to regroup for a new project. He insisted that they resume the Bad Company name without Paul Rodgers who was already engaged with a new supergroup called The Firm. With Rodgers gone, the remaining two members partnered with vocalist Brian Howe as the new lead singer, Steve Price as the new bass player and Greg Dechert on keyboards. Howe's vocal style brought more of a pop-rock sound to the band.  The band hired producer Keith Olsen to produce the new lineup's initial album, 1986's Fame and Fortune. This was the end to a rocking Bad Company era.

Tracks from "Rough Diamonds" (1982)  

Lyrics of "Electric Land"
The neon lights go flashing by
Electric Land is in my eyes
The underworld is on the move
And everybody's got something to prove

The taxi driver delivers the news
Somebody out there has blown a fuse
We're passing the scene a man is dead
A thirty eight blew away his head

A jolt of lightning set's me back a pace
Feel like a visitor from outer space
Please excuse me if I don't quite understand
I'm just a stranger in Electric Land

Willing to have a good time
You live for the moment the moment is fine
You're up in your room the lights are low
Nefore you know it's time for the show

A jolt of lightning set's me back a pace
Feel like a visitor from outer space
Please excuse me if I don't quite understand
I'm just a stranger in Electric Land
 
"Electric Land" live 2010 downloaded from Youtube
 

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