Bad Company Straight Shooter 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 "Straight Shooter" was recorded at Gloucestershire Castle (a castle turned hotel) again with The Ronnie Lane Mobile Truck in September of 1974.


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Music Genre:

English Blues Rock, Prog Rock

Production information:

The album: "BAD COMPANY - Straight Shooter (USA)" was produced by: Bad Company

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Ron Nevison

 Note: Ron Nevison is an American record producer and audio engineer and has worked during the 1970s and 1980s on many hard rock and rock albums for bands like: Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Ufo, Kiss , Heart , Ozzy Osbourne , Led Zeppelin and many others.

This album was recorded at: Clearwel Castle, Gloucestershire, England,, September 1974 on Ronnie Lane's Mobile

Mixed at Art Studios, London

Cut at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles

Album cover design: Hipgnosis

  Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

 The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.

 One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.

 Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."

 The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.

 Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Album Production information:

Produced by Bad Company

Record Label Information:

Black Label Island Records ILPS 9304

Media Format:

12" Full-Length Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 250 gram  



Band Members and Musicians on: Bad Company Straight Shooter

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Paul Rodgers - Vocals, Piano, Guitar
  • Mick Ralphs - Lead Guitar
  • Boz Burrell - Bass Guitar
  • Simon Kirke - Drums

Track Listing of: Bad Company Straight Shooter

The Song/tracks on "Bad Company Straight Shooter" are

  • Good Lovin' Gone Bad , written by Mick Ralphs 3:35
  • Feel Like Makin' Love , written by Paul Rodgers, Ralphs 5:12
  • Weep No More , written by Simon Kirke 3:59
  • Shooting Star , written by Rodgers 6:14
  • Deal With the Preacher , written by Ralphs, Rodgers 5:01
  • Wild Fire Woman , written by Ralphs, Rodgers 4:32
  • Anna , written by Kirke 3:41
  • Call on Me , written by Rodgers 6:03

Album cover photos of : Bad Company Straight Shooter

Photo of Front Cover 
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of Album's Inner Cover  
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Close-up Photo of Record Label 
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Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Index of BAD COMPANY Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

  Bad Company was an English rock band formed in 1973 that rose to fame as one of the flagship acts of the 1970s hard rock and blues rock movement. With their blend of bluesy guitar riffs, driving rock beats, and soulful vocal harmonies, Bad Company created a unique sound that set them apart from the rest of the rock bands of the era. Over the course of their career, Bad Company achieved great commercial success and critical acclaim, with numerous hit singles and albums that still remain popular to this day.

  The band was formed in 1973 by former Free frontman Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke. The three musicians had been looking for a new creative outlet after the break-up of their previous band and decided to form Bad Company as a new musical venture. They were soon joined by bassist Boz Burrell, and together they released their self-titled debut album in 1974. The album was an instant success, reaching #1 on the UK charts and #3 on the US charts. It featured several hit songs, including "Can't Get Enough," "Rock Steady," and "Bad Company," which became the band's signature song and is still one of their most well-known tracks to this day.

  Throughout the 1970s, Bad Company continued to release a series of successful albums, each of which built upon the band's blues-based hard rock sound. Their follow-up album, "Straight Shooter," was released in 1975 and was also a commercial success, featuring hit songs such as "Feel Like Making Love" and "Good Lovin' Gone Bad." The band's third album, "Run with the Pack," was released in 1976 and marked a departure from their earlier sound, as the band experimented with a more mainstream pop rock sound. Despite this, the album was still well received and features hit songs such as "Silver, Blue & Gold."

  Despite their commercial success, Bad Company faced several challenges throughout their career. The band experienced a series of personnel changes, with various members leaving and joining the group at different times. Despite these changes, the band continued to release new music and tour, and they remained one of the biggest and most popular rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s.

  Bad Company's music continues to be popular and relevant to this day, with their songs still receiving airplay on classic rock radio stations and their albums still selling well. Their blues-based hard rock sound has been highly influential, inspiring countless other rock bands in the decades since their formation. They are remembered as one of the defining bands of the 1970s hard rock movement and their music remains an important part of the rock canon.