- This outstanding pressing of Bad Co’s ’70s classic debut boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides
- Both sides are huge, present, punchy, lively, and solid as a rock
- A member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100, and a Must Own Classic Rock title from 1974
- 4 1/2 stars: “Bad Company’s 1974 self-titled release stands as one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums from the ’70s … it was one of the most successful steps in the continuing evolution of rock & roll.”
Vintage covers for this album are hard to find in exceptionally clean shape. Most of them will have at least some amount of ringwear, seam wear and edge wear. We guarantee that the cover we supply with this Hot Stamper is at least VG, and it will probably be VG+. If you are picky about your covers please let us know in advance so that we can be sure we have a nice cover for you.
Practically every side two of this album has some surface noise in the left channel. Since it occurs on so many copies we suspect an acetate issue, not a vinyl issue, which means it was probably there on the copy you might have cracked open yourself in 1974.
Now on to the good news!
This one’s got what you’re looking for from this kind of Classic Rock album — clarity, punchy bass, big drums, and lots of energy. The guitars sound right: grungy and distorted with loads of tubey richness.
You’re going to want to play this one good and loud to let it REALLY ROCK!
And, if you’re playing it good and loud, you’ll feel like you’re in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams. Ready For Love sounds great here — shocking clarity, tons of ambience, and silky sweet highs. The overall sound on both sides is lively, full-bodied, and transparent with Tubey Magical guitars and good weight to the bottom end. (more…)