Lines of Inspiration
Melodious expressions, Enduring Truisms
“Seagull you fly across the horizon, into the misty morning sun…”
Song Title: Seagull
Established in 1973 and comprised of members from the likes of Free, Mott the Hoople, and King Crimson, the British bred supergroup, Bad Company staked their claim to fame and never let go.
Soon after one of their first public warm up performances (in Germany), when the band was asked what they called themselves Paul Rodgers (founder and lead vocalist) reportedly replied “Bad Company” – after a film starring Jeff Bridges; which he had seen just prior to their show. Though in a later interview, Rodgers explained the idea came from a picture in a book on Victorian morals depicting a young boy looking up at an unsavory man leaning against a lamppost. The caption read “beware of bad company”.
The Bad Company band was still going strong in 2013 when they announced a 40th Anniversary tour with the southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Described as an “ironic western”, the undiscovered gem of a movie: Bad Company, portrays a group of young renegades heeding the irresistible call of the outlaw west, only to find it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. According to Jeff Bridges, the gunfight in the forest had to be completely re-shot (by none other than DP Gordon Willis of the Godfather movies fame) as it had been ruined in the lab.
So, how about that line? Does it call to mind a memory? Instill a sense of wonder? Are you familiar with the song, band, or film?
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