TBT: Bad Company Plays Maine This Week in 1979
By 1979, rock was in a weird place. Southern rock was waning, disco had taken over, and even mega bands like ELO and KISS were disco'ing their sounds for radio. Bad Company were bucking the trend with an upswing in popularity. Burnin' Sky had dipped the once multi platinum band back to gold status. Desolation Angels, spearheaded by the punchy "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" would elevate them back to arena headliners, and a sold out crowd watched the Paul Rodgers fronted group work the stage on July 20th, 1979. Inner tensions would continue to mount, and within' a few years, the core lineup would splinter until a reunion in 1998.
While the setlist escapes record, fans surely got a string of hits like "Shooting Star," "Can't Get Enough," and Ready For Love."