RIP Brian Howe from Bad Compay

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Kirby, May 7, 2020.

  1. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    RIP Brian Howe - Best known for replacing Paul Rogers in Bad Company. in the mid 80's, and was with them for about 10 years. Bad Co sounded different under him, but overall it was still pretty good music. No Smoke Without a Fire, Holy Water, If You Needed Somebody were probably his most popular songs.
    Looks like he survived a massive heart attack a few years ago, and had another one after having a bike accident recently.
    Thanks for the music Mr. Howe.
  2. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Brian was no Paul Rodgers, but the 1982 album Rough Diamonds was pretty "meh", so they went from 1979's Desolation Angels to 1986's Fame & Fortune (w/Brian) without a really good release.

    The four albums with Brian were all great, straight-forward rock & roll, that like you say, didn't sound much like classic Bad Company. They adapted well to the 80's. But all four albums were part of my CD collection at one time.

    I played (the track) Holy Water into the ground in the summer of 1990. They did some really catchy stuff in that period.
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  3. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    Saw them live with him them in 1993 when I was on a working holiday in the states. He did a decent job with the classic material. BC under Howe were more like 80s-era Foreigner (whose early stuff admittedly sounded more like classic Bad Company in parts) but it was listenable enough. RIP.
  4. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    Rest in peace Mr. Howe.