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Mick Ralphs - That's Life - Can't Get Enough - 2003 - Angel Air

"That's Life" is Mick Ralphs' third solo album. "Under Pressure" is a good mid-tempo blues number. "For My Baby" is a heavy, moody dark song. "Our Time", "A to Z" and "You And Me" are all ballads, and Mick uses keyboards only on "You And Me". "Hey Hey" is a typical Mick Ralphs mid-tempo rocker. "Everybeat" and "Nobody Knows Me" are slow tempo numbers, and "Ain't It Good" is a good tune which demonstrates Mick Ralph's guitar talents. "Fool For Your Loving" is another good blues rock track with some great guitar playing from Mick. "Budgie" is a Bad Company instrumental demo from 1977 and is a great track which should have been given more studio time. "Can't Get Enough" is the original demo Mick recorded back in 1970. A great song when sung by Paul Rodgers. Not Mick Ralph's best album. It could do with some more guitar and good ol' Rock 'n' Roll, but overall "That's Life" is a competent album full of earthy, blues-based tunes with Mick singing on most of them. Mick's "It's All Good" album is @ MICRAL/IAG

TRACKS

1. Under Pressure
2. For My Baby
3. Our Time
4. A to Z
5. You and Me
6. Hey Hey
7. Every Beat
8. Nobody Knows Me
9. Ain't It Good?
10. Fool For Loving
11. That's Life
12. Budgie - (bonus track - unreleased track from Bad Company from 1977) *
13. Can't Get Enough - (bonus track - 1970 demo of the Bad Company hit) *

All songs composed by Mick Ralphs: * Written when Mick was with Mott The Hoople

BAND

Mick Ralphs - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Multi Instruments
Boz Burrel RIP - Bass
Simon Kirke - Drums

SHORT BIO

Mick Ralphs was the lead guitarist for not one, but two of album rock's most storied bands: underappreciated glam rock legends Mott the Hoople, and the far more commercially successful Bad Company. Born in 1948 in Hereford, England (near Wales), Ralphs played with a blues-rock group called the Buddies (who released a single in 1964) in his teens, and then moved on to the mod-styled Doc Thomas Group, whose self-titled 1967 debut album was issued only in Italy. A name change to Silence followed in 1968, and the group evolved into Mott the Hoople by the following year. Several years of struggle followed before the group hit it big with David Bowie's "All the Young Dudes" in 1972. The more popular Mott became, the more they emphasized Ian Hunter's songwriting over the other members'; Hunter's increasing ambition was more and more at odds with Ralphs' taste for simple, riff-driven hard rock. In 1973, after the release of Mott, Ralphs left the band to form Bad Company with two ex-members of Free. His composition "Can't Get Enough," which Mott was unable to record because of the vocal register in which it was written, became an immediate hit and pushed the group's 1974 debut album to number one in the U.S. A string of hugely successful albums followed up to 1982, making Bad Company one of the top arena rock acts in the world. After the initial lineup disbanded, Ralphs recorded a solo album, Take This!, which was released on the small, poorly distributed Rock Machine label in 1984 (it was later reissued on CD). In 1986, the first of several Bad Company reunions took place, which have continued to the present day (Ralphs was present for all of them, and plays guitar on every one of the group's albums and singles). In 2001, Ralphs released his second solo album, the all-instrumental effort It's All Good, on the Angel Air label. © Steve Huey, allmusic.com

5 comments:

A.O.O.F.C said...

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guinea pig said...

Thanks!
Very good name for album. lets hope that music is very good too.

stuckinthe70s said...

thanks - steve.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers, Steve. Thanks

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Guinea Pig. Let me have your opinion on album. Thanks, & ttu soon