1) The band was co-founded by keyboardist Tony Kaye with David Foster, after Kaye left Yes. Foster had been in The Warriors with Jon Anderson before Anderson co-founded Yes, and Foster later worked with Yes on the production of [album]Time and a Word[/album]. Kaye had worked on a solo project by Foster that was never released.
The pair found drummer Roy Dyke, formerly of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, and Dyke suggested Brian Parrish on guitar. The new band signed to Atlantic Records.
Badger’s first release was the live recording One Live Badger, co-produced by Jon Anderson and Geoffrey Haslam and taken from a show opening for Yes. In the progressive rock genre, five of the songs were co-written by the whole band, with a sixth by Parrish.
By 1974, the band had been reduced to Kaye and Dyke. They recruited bassist Kim Gardner, who had worked with Dyke in Ashton, Gardner & Dyke. Paul Pilnick, formerly of Stealers Wheel, joined on guitar, as did singer Jackie Lomax.
Lomax proceeded to turn them into the type of R&B/soul band he had used on his solo albums. The band became a vehicle for Lomax’s songs and singing. During this period, they released one LP, White Lady, on Epic Records, produced by Allen Toussaint. All ten songs were written or co-written by Lomax. Guests on the album included Jeff Beck (contributing a guitar solo to the title track).
However, before the album’s release, the band had split into two factions, with Lomax and Gardner leading a short-lived band called White Lady, before Lomax returned to a solo career.
“White Lady” b/w “Don’t Pull the Trigger” was released as a single in May 1974.
2) Badger is a 4-piece pop’n’roll combo based in the vibrant arctic city of Tromsø, Norway. The band has existed with its present line-up since 2005: Håvard Stangnes (vocals, guitar), Isak Måseide (bass, vocals), Børge Figenschau (guitar), and Kim Karlsen (drums). They have released two albums, three singles and one EP.
The band released the single “I Tell You What You Wanna Hear” in May 2012, and the single “Motorcar” in september 2012. The singel “Summer Sweeps” was released in May 2013.They will release their new album “Stars Guitars and Motorcars” in October 2013
3) Was a side-project of Terminal Curl’s Carter Mullin.
Edited by badgerpop on 4 Sep 2013, 12:00
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