Hear Bad Company’s ‘Little Miss Fortune’ Demo
Bad Company fans can get warmed up for the upcoming deluxe reissues of the band's first two LPs with an advance stream of the demo for "Little Miss Fortune," one of more than 20 previously unreleased bonus tracks spread between the remastered albums.
Bad Company, originally released in 1974, and the following year's Straight Shooter, were reissued on 180-gram vinyl last year, but the new editions, due April 7, add a separate disc of rarities to each album — including this early version of "Little Miss Fortune," a song originally recorded for Bad Company but held off and used instead as the B-side for the single release of "Can't Get Enough."
"Little Miss Fortune" eventually received an official release on 1999's The Original Bad Company Anthology box, but this glimpse of the Bad Company demo reel (which also included "The Way I Choose," another cut on the new bonus disc) has remained in the vaults until now. You can listen to the song above.
These reissues open a window into the early recording process behind a band that might have looked like a supergroup on paper — with former members of Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson on board — but was, according to singer Paul Rodgers, a back-to-basics ensemble whose chemistry immediately clicked.
"It was very organic," Rodgers told Ultimate Classic Rock of recording Bad Company. "We’d be sleeping in the same rooms where we were recording. We’d have the guitar in the same room where we had the fire going, or be out on a veranda or something. We were all over the house with our equipment. We’d get up the morning, cook breakfast, light the fires and share it all together. It was a great way of making an album."
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