Bad News (3)

Members of Bad News (3): Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson (3), Rik Mayall
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_News_%28band%29

Discography of Bad News (3):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Bohemian Rhapsody 3 Audio 1987
2 Bad News 22 Audio 2004
3 Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Audio 1987 Picture Music International
4 The Cash In Compilation 13 Audio 1993 Dojo Limited
5 Bad News 8 Audio 1987 EMI
6 Bootleg 10 Audio 1988 EMI
7 Bad News 6 Audio 1987
8 Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Audio 1987
9 Cashing In On Christmas 2 Audio 1987 EMI
10 Cashing In On Christmas 2 Audio 1987 EMI
11 Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Audio 1987 EMI
12 Bad News 6 Audio 1987
13 Bohemian Rhapsody 3 Audio 1987 EMI
14 Bad News 8 Audio 1988 EMI
15 Bad News 15 Audio 1989 Rampage Records (4)
16 Bad News 6 Audio 1987
17 Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Audio 1987
18 Bootleg 10 Audio 1988 EMI
19 Bohemian Rhapsody 2 Audio 1987


Bad News was a spoof rock band created by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Adrian+Edmondson] Adrian Edmondson[/url] for the Channel 4 TV series The Comic Strip Presents....Its members are Vim Fuego (Alan Metcalfe), vocals and lead guitar (played by Adrian Edmondson); Den Dennis, rhythm guitar (Nigel Planer); Colin Grigson, bass (Rik Mayall); and Spider Webb, drums (Peter Richardson).

Their first appearance was in 1983, in the first series of The Comic Strip Presents... (written by Edmondson, and produced by Michael White/Comic Strip Productions). The episode, Bad News Tour, took the form of a spoof rockumentary, in which the incompetent band is followed on tour by an almost equally incompetent documentary crew. Coincidentally, it was in production at the same time as the similar film This Is Spinal Tap, which was released the following year to much greater acclaim. Beyond the premise, the two aren't that similar: Spinal Tap have some talent and a lot of success, while Bad News has neither.

The band also guested on some TV music shows and released a self-titled album which was produced by [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Brian+May] Brian May[/url] from the rock band [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Queen]Queen[/url], consisting of thrashy rock songs interspersed with arguments amongst the band. Brian May of Queen produced the album, which included a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".

They also played a tour of universities and polytechnics as well as playing Reading Festival in 1987.They also had a suitably bad opening set at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington. This performance was featured in a second Comic Strip film, More Bad News, broadcast in 1988.


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