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Friday, October 07, 2005

Badfinger! Didn't I tell you not to do that...

There are few bands in the annals of rock music as star-crossed in their history as Badfinger. Pegged as one of the most promising British groups of the late '60s and the one world-class talent ever signed to the Beatles' Apple Records label that remained with the label, Badfinger enjoyed the kind of success in England and America that most other bands could only envy. Yet a string of memorable hit singles -- "Come and Get It," "No Matter What," "Day After Day," and "Baby Blue" -- saw almost no reward from that success. Instead, four years of hit singles and international tours precipitated the suicides of its two creative members and legal proceedings that left lawyers as the only ones enriched by the group's work.

On The Very Best of Badfinger, this 2000 collection runs all the way until 1974's Wish You Were Here, the band's final album with Pete Ham. This collection has a sharp selection of songs from the classic Apple years -- yes, "Flying" is absent and Ass is bypassed (perhaps understandably so), but "We're for the Dark" is a more than welcome addition. The 19 tracks may not be in chronological order, but the sequencing packs a real punch and, in this context, the best of the Warner material more than holds its own with the Apple cuts. Inevitably, there are some fan favorites missing, but apart from "Flying," all the classics are here and this compilation is unquestionably the most thorough (and arguably the best) overview of Badfinger's entire career yet assembled.

Part 1
Part 2

password: mcboozo


Blogger guapo said...

hey mcboozo! I`m so low-tech I can`t do this! If mcboozo is the password what is the username?
I know i`m probably a million miles off understanding this!

2:25 AM

Blogger McBoozo the Clown said...

The password is only needed when you are trying to extract the .zip file that you download. To use Rapidshare just click on the link (in this case it is split into two parts due to file size so you will need both downloads for the entire album), scroll down and click on Free, then if you scroll down towards the bottom on the next page that comes up, you should see a countdown and then a link to download, just click the link once it comes up and save it to your hard drive. Once the file is downloaded and you open it to extract the mp3 files it will ask for a password--that is where you would enter "mcboozo". I'm not sure which part you were having trouble with but let me know if any of this helps!

10:08 AM

Anonymous eggman said...

Hello from France!

I do not understand each one of your words, but I appreciate your humour.

A good funny place, like yours deserve a bookmark.

This album is a nice selection for a start. (I am fan of the Beatles)

8:57 AM

Anonymous eggman said...


THANK YOU, Mr McBoozo.

9:03 AM


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