On this day in 1989(June 26th).......Bad English released their self-titled debut album.The band scored two huge hits on the Billboard charts including the No. 1 hit "When I See You Smile" and No. 5 hit "Price of Love". In all, five singles were officially released from the album, all charting on the Hot 100. The first single "Forget Me Not" was a major hit at rock radio, spending two weeks at No. 2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, but it narrowly failed to hit the pop Top 40. The second single was the Diane Warren-penned power ballad "When I See You Smile", which was a massive multiformat hit, spending two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, two weeks in the top 10 at rock radio, and getting significant and sustained play at Adult Contemporary radio. But "When I See You Smile" lingered in the pop Top 40 and was still climbing the Adult Contemporary charts, and close to being certified Gold, long after the song had peaked at rock radio. When the decision was made to release a second consecutive power ballad as the album's third single ("Price of Love"), the band released the stomper "Best of What I Got" as a promo to U.S. rock radio, hoping to maintain interest and credibility with the rock audience for their live headlining tour. The plan worked, as "Price of Love" hit the pop top five but did not receive enough rock radio airplay to hit the 40-place Rock Tracks chart, while "Best of What I Got" surged to No. 9 there (the band's second-highest showing on that chart), and the band was invited to join the Whitesnake tour beginning in the spring for a second jaunt around the U.S. The album is Certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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I trust all is well in your corner of the planet, over here it sure is, especially after American Evil rocked Strange Brew and the SBC last night! It was an epic way to start the week and Mondays will never be the same. The Trepid dudes, and dudette, also delivered a raucous set and Beta 47 proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Rock scene.
For the non-muso's among you: what I'm saying in a nutshell is that the show kicked ass! It wasn't over-polished and it was fresh, spontaneous and the bands gelled like seasoned pros. And chew on this, if you missed the show then shame on you and all that shit. Rock is alive and well in Shreveport/Bossier and you owe it to yourself as a Rock music fan to broaden your horizons and get out of the house and discover what people in other cities already know.
But don't fear, if you missed American Evil last night, you will have a chance to see them on Nov. 17th when they return to Shreveport. This time on a Friday night. If Elvis (Rock In Peace) would have known about this this Godly, sinful, Rock n Roll sugarloaf bomb of a show he would have been there three times over. Make that four.
Soooo today is both a flashback to yesterday as well as a flash forward and a sneak preview of things to come. Soon, Shreveport/Bossier, soon.....Nov. 17th to be exact! Plan it now.
Have an excellent day you crazy ones!