Yesterday I commented that Creedence Clearwater Revival was an odd case. I posited the following question: How does a group of kids from El Cerrito Highschool become the kings of swamp rock. This got me to thinking of another fish outta water kind of artist. Paul Rodgers. Those of you well versed in the annals of classic rock know Paul Rogers well. Those of you who might be uninitiated ...Paul Rodgers is one of the most prolific, smoothest, bluesiest front men ....ever and wildly underrated by the general public . So a short synopsis.
First of all .....Free
Free - All Right Now [totp] (via spopehtfopotsyggiw)
Next ....Bad Company
BAD COMPANY - FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE (LIVE) (via KWINTER08)
This is one of my personal favorite album tracks by Bad Company
Bad Company - She Brings Me Love (via lelijah)
Around 1980, after dozens of hit songs, Paul Rodgers left Bad Company (which kept going....but don't fall for the fake Bad Company...accept no substitutes) and pursued a Solo career. After a few years he, and Jimmy Page for the short lived super group The Firm. The broke into the charts with this gem
The Firm-Radioactive (via PlageBonaRien)
He then toured again as a solo act ...then reformed Bad Company for touring and to support a greatest hits package.
By 2005 Queen was looking tour again and rather than trying find a Freddie sound-alike from a tribute band (looking at you Journey) they went out asked Paul Rodgers ...so for the next 5 years they toured, recorded a live album and even went to the studio and recorded an album called Cosmo Rocks. I would call this a near miss ...they were good at times but hear Paul sing those Queen songs just never got it for me.
Now Paul tours with Bad Company and his voice hasn't changed a bit
16 top 40 charting hits
Oh ...right fish outta water, right. up until about 10-12 years ago I didn't even realize Paul Rodgers was British....He has the least British sounding singing voice I ever heard ....and Bad Company sounded like a southern rock band (and they were big during the same era as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet , and the Allmans).
There ya go have fun