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Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Gambit, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. Gambit

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    Essentially the same band? I want forum opinion on this, as myself and a friend have a long running debate on this. He says they're not, I say they are. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Sgt.Colon

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    Is that Free as in Alright now?
     
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    esentially one and the same, also been called - The Law - saw them supporting ZZtop and Bryan Adams at milton Keynes sometime in the dim distant past.
     
  4. steve1056

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    Free, Bad Company and The Law were not the same band. Free and Bad Company shared the same singer (Paul Rodgers) and drummer (Simon Kirke), while The Law saw the same singer again (Paul Rodgers). All other band members were quite different.

    Steve
     
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    I know, but I'm saying that Free and Bad Company made very similar music, and in my opinion, were as good as the same. My friend says they are very different, but I disagree.
     
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    It was 1991 and neither band was there. It was Paul Rogers on his own even though he was singing Free and Bad Company songs.

    I can also remember Thunder were there plus another head bangers band as well, although I can't remember their name

    Free and Bad Company were essentailly the same but did have a change in personnel as Free's guitarist died
     
  7. Gambit

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    Ok, I think I gave the wrong impression with what I meant with "the same band"- not the actual line up, but the music made, for me anyway, was inter-changable between Bad Company and Free. I love them both, but I think you could put on one of them and convince people the were the other (if they didn't know the m intimatly).
     
  8. Spligsey

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    Bad Company........


    They do Drum & Bass as well......


    Small World eh?



    Adz..
     
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    Similar sound I would say, not exactly the same. Bad C was a more polished band, slighly heavier. I prefer Free personally.
     
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    Thats what he says:mad: :D I won't be wrong on this one...

    Adz, yeah, they're all right, prefer Tipper though.
     
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    To me they were the same band and the only change in their music occured with time as it does with many others.

    They were essentially the same band with personnel changes brought about by death in service which I am sure the older members like chips and Dubbing Mixer will confirm
     
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    Gambit.

    If you like a bit of Drum & Bass, keep your eyes/ears out for some stuff by a collective called 'Blue-Skin'

    Adz.
     
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    Thanks adz, I'll have a look around.
     
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    Based on the original band members of Free, only 50% of the band made up Bad Company (vocalist & drummer). The lead guitarist Paul Kossoff died and the bass player Andy Fraser left. Both had highly distinctive techniques and were a major influence on the sound of Free.

    IMO, Free were more of a blues oriented, while Bad Company had a harder rock sound. The first three Free albums and first two Bad Company albums are superb, but sound quite different to me.

    Steve
     
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    Gambit will love you for that one Steve:laugh: same opinion as me and his Mate:rotfl:

    But on the other hand Incubus are identical to the White Stripes:devil: ;)
     
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    Are you including "My Brother Jake" as one of their blues oriented sounds :D
     
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    No. From what I can remember, this track was only released as a single and was very different from anything else they did.
     

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