WRMB 334: BAD COMPANY ‘SHOOTING STAR LIVE AT THE L.A. FORUM – JUNE 20, 1975’

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Bad Co Shooting Star 334

Bad Co Live At LA Forum 334

Typical set list on the 1975 US Tour (this particular one is from the Winterland in San Francisco on the previous night). Songs in bold are on this LP:

01 DEAL WITH THE PREACHER
02 ROCK STEADY
03 LITTLE MISS FORTUNE
04 READY FOR LOVE
05 WILD FIRE WOMAN
06 FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
07 SHOOTING STAR
08 EASY ON MY SOUL
09 MOVIN` ON
10 GOOD LOVIN` GONE BAD
11 BAD COMPANY
12 CAN’T GET ENOUGH

The final song on side 2, “Alright Now” by Free is not listed on the cover and comes from a different and unknown source, as mentioned below.

“In the 1970s, Bad Company never recorded an official live album. So if you wanted a live recording by the band, bootlegs were the only place to go back then. Bad Company’s 1970s bootlegs varied in sound quality: some sounded terrible while others would have pleased an audiophile. A bootleg LP that surfaced in 1975, Shooting Star: Live at the L.A. Forum offers neither terrible sound nor great sound. The sound is okay, if a bit rough, on this record, which documents Bad Company’s June 20, 1975, show at the Inglewood Forum (also known as the L.A. Forum). With Paul Rodgers singing lead, the British rockers are pleasing on favorites from their first two albums, including “Shooting Star” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love” from Straight Shooter and Bad Company’s title song. The LP also contains a recording of Free (the band that Rodgers belonged to before Bad Company) performing “All Right Now” on stage. Unfortunately, Wizardo/WRMB doesn’t bother to tell you when or where Free’s performance was recorded. Despite such occasional carelessness, Wizardo/WRMB was among the top bootleggers of the 1970s, that is, until the FBI put the company out of business. And when Wizardo/WRMB ceased to exist, Shooting Star: Live at the L.A. Forum became extremely difficult to find.” (Allmusic.com review)

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