August 1974: Bad Company Release Debut Single CAN'T GET ENOUGH

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CAN'T GET ENOUGH

Getting signed by notorious manager, Peter Grant, to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song record label paid big dividends right away for Bad Company. When it came time to record their debut album, Grant got the new group situated in Headley Grange studios, where Zeppelin had tracked many of their classic hits.

"I was in the basement, Boz [Burrell] the bass player was in the boiler room, Mick Ralphs and Paul Rodgers were up in the main living room where the guitar amps were," Bad Company's original drummer, Simon Kirke, told Songfacts about recording the instantly classic track.

"So, in order to get their attention, because we couldn't see each other, I did the count: '1... 1, 2, 3...' and then I did this 'guh-brah' to get everyone's attention," Kirke laughed about the song's famous intro. "And that's how we kicked it off. It was born out of necessity."

The first song on the band's self-titled debut, "Can't Get Enough" was released as Bad Company's debut single on August 12, 1974. The track's hard-charging guitar rush, topped by Paul Rodgers' powerful vocal delivery, was a recipe for rock and roll success. The song marched up the charts to peak at #5 on the Hot 100 for the week of November 2, 1974. The #1 song in America that week: Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothin'."

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