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Old 06-28-2022, 11:21 AM   #1
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Top Ten Series: Free

This list is hard to do as this is my favorite band. It is a shame they didn't make it bigger. So underrated. Much more than just, "All Right Now".

My top ten from the band, "Free".

1. Mr. Big
2. Be My Friend
3. Fire and Water
4. Ride on a Pony
5. Woman
6. Don't Say You Love Me
7. Catch A Train
8. Goin' Down Slow
9. Walk In My Shadow
10. Moonshine

Also, if you haven't heard their live version of the song, "Crossroads" then give it a listen. Their live version blows any version Cream has done out of the water.
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Old 06-28-2022, 11:47 AM   #2
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Also, if you haven't heard their live version of the song, "Crossroads" then give it a listen. Their live version blows any version Cream has done out of the water.
The live version I'm talking about is Live At Sunderland/1970.
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:39 PM   #3
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So underrated. Much more than just, "All Right Now".
Couldn't agree more. IMO Free had a spark that Bad Company just didn't. Probably Paul Kossoff's guitar and Andy Frasers' bass.

My favourites, in no particular order -
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Heartbreaker
Mr Big
Ride on a Pony
I'm a Mover
I'll be Creepin'
Fire and Water
The Hunter
Walk in my Shadow
Woman
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Great band and they did have something that Bad Co did not.
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Couldn't agree more. IMO Free had a spark that Bad Company just didn't. Probably Paul Kossoff's guitar and Andy Frasers' bass.
Yeah, two great musicians. Crazy they were all so young especially Fraser.

Free's studio stuff to me was just ok but they were one of the best live bands. Bad Company had great studio tracks.

Paul Rodgers had such a bluesy sound in his voice then changed it up a bit for more straight ahead rock for Bad Company. Crazy that he still sounds amazing live after all these years.

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Paul Rodgers is a phenomenal singer, but quite a lout. I remember reading somewhere that he used to regularly bully poor old Andy and that is the reason why Andy didn't follow into Bad Company. Andy was a really good bassist and it's a pity he never went further after Free.

I don't ever recall seeing a Bad Company live album featuring the original line up. Is there one?

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Paul Rodgers is a phenomenal singer, but quite a lout. I remember reading somewhere that he used to regularly bully poor old Andy and that is the reason why Andy didn't follow into Bad Company. Andy was a really good bassist and it's a pity he never went further after Free.

I don't eber recall seeing a Bad Company live album featuring the original line up. Is there one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_in_Albuquerque_1976
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_i..._1977_%26_1979
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Paul Rodgers is a phenomenal singer, but quite a lout. I remember reading somewhere that he used to regularly bully poor old Andy and that is the reason why Andy didn't follow into Bad Company. Andy was a really good bassist and it's a pity he never went further after Free.

I don't eber recall seeing a Bad Company live album featuring the original line up. Is there one?
Yeah, there was some tension for sure especially about song writing. I think both Rodgers and Fraser could write great songs. Then throw in Kossoff's drug addiction in the mix and everything was a mess for them.
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It was revealed in April 2011 that after Jim Morrison's death in 1971, the rest of The Doors wanted Rodgers to replace him. Robbie Krieger flew to England to personally offer him the job. However, Rodgers has said that he was off the grid in a very rural area at the time, and the moment passed. In late 1973, Rodgers was asked to become the singer of Deep Purple when Ian Gillan had left the band. He rejected their offer in order to start Bad Company.
Hmmmm, the Doors? I don't know if that would have worked. Paul Rodgers could have stepped in for Ian Gillan though.

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Hmmmm, the Doors? I don't know if that would have worked. Paul Rodgers could have stepped in for Ian Gillan though.

Yeah, I heard that Glenn Hughes wanted him for Deep Purple bad.
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