Bad News (Bad News album)

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Bad News
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Studio album by Bad News
Released October 1987
Recorded Sarm Studios
Genre Heavy metal, parody music, comedy rock
Length 23:43
Label EMI
Producer Brian May, Vim Fuego
Bad News chronology
Bad News
(1987)
Bootleg
(1988)
Singles from Bad News
  1. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    Released: September 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bad News is the self-titled debut album from British heavy metal group Bad News released in October 1987 by EMI.[2] The album features a cover of the famous Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" and was produced by Queen's guitarist Brian May. "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released as a single and had a music video created for it, written and directed by Adrian Edmondson, who portrays Vim Fuego in the group. The video was released as a video single by Picture Music International. In 2004, EMI re-released the album with a re-ordered track listing and with additions of tracks derived from the group's follow-up album The Cash In Compilation.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Hey Hey Bad News" 5:22 (Vim Fuego)
  2. "Warriors of Ghengis Khan" 3:27 (Fuego)
  3. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Freddie Mercury) 3:46

Side 2

  1. "Bad News" 3:11 (Fuego)
  2. "Masturbike" 2:20 (Dennis)
  3. "Drink Till I Die" 5:26 (Dennis)

1989 Rhino Records release[edit]

  1. "Bad Dreams Rehearsal" 5:13
  2. "A.G.M." 4:24
  3. "Introducing The Band" 2:19
  4. "Bad News" 3:11
  5. "Hey Mr. Bassman" 2:00
  6. "Hey Mr. Drummer" 2:15
  7. "Masturbike" 2:20
  8. "Trousers" 3:49
  9. "Drink Till I Die" 5:26
  10. "Vim Is Angry" 2:09
  11. "Hey Hey Bad News" 5:22
  12. "Warriors Of Ghengis Khan" 3:27
  13. "Excaliber" 6:21 †
  14. "Bohemian Rhapsody" 3:46
  15. "Double Entendre" 3:35 †
  16. "Cashing In On Christmas" 4:09
  17. "Dividing Up The Spoils" 2:59

† indicates a track exclusive to the CD edition of the album.

2004 re-release[edit]

  1. "Hey Hey Bad News" - 5:16
  2. "We Haven't Recorded Anything Yet" - 2:03
  3. "Warriors of Ghengis Kahn" - 3:25
  4. "Excalibur" - 6:21
  5. "Bohemian Rhapsody (Take 1)(Part)" - 1:30
  6. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - 3:39
  7. "The Contract" - 2:59
  8. "Introducing the Band" - 2:00
  9. "Bad News" - 3:35
  10. "Hey Mr Bassman" - 4:08
  11. "Masturbike" - 2:20
  12. "What Are You Going to Wear for Top of the Pops?" - 3:48
  13. "Drink Till I Die" - 3:35
  14. "Maybe We Should Plug the Guitars In" - 1:46
  15. "Pretty Woman" - 2:51
  16. "Life with Brian - 5:25 (Ade Edmondson And Brian May)
  17. "Bad Dreams" - 4:15
  18. "A.G.M." - 4:22
  19. "O'Levels" - 3:24
  20. "Double Entendre" 3:33
  21. "Cashing In On Christmas" (Dub) - 4:26
  22. "Cashing In On Christmas" - 4:07

Personnel[edit]

Bad News[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Brian May Guitar on Bad News, Pretty Woman, Drink Till I Die, Life With Brian, Cashing In On Christmas' 'Synthesizer
on Pretty Woman

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Brian May & Vim Fuego
  • Engineered By Pete Schwier
  • Re-Mastering By Bill Inglot & Ken Perry

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ "More Bad News . co . uk". MoreBadNews.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2007-09-26.