Released 1985 (Atlantic)
Billboard Chart Position #17
02. Make Or Break
03. Someone To Love
06. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
07. Money Can’t Buy
08. Satisfaction Guaranteed
09. Midnight Moonlight
Paul Rodgers – vocals and guitar
Jimmy Page – guitar
Tony Franklin – bass, synthesizer and background vocals
Chris Slade – drums and percussion
Sam Brown – background vocals
Helen Chappelle – background vocals
Joy Yates – background vocals
Steve Dawson – trumpet
Willie Garnett – saxophone
Paul “Shilts” Weimar – saxophone
Don Weller – saxophone
Produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.
This was the debut album from this quartet featuring ex-members from such legendary bands as Bad Company and Led Zeppelin. Songs such as “Closer”, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” and “Radioactive” (which was also the hit single) are fairly catchy and have a sing-along feel to them. There is also a cover of The Righteous Brothers‘ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”, a song I never liked in the first place.
While “Radioactive” and a select few rocked, the majority of the album sounds like a watered down version of Bad Company. Paul Rodgers is a great singer and Jimmy Page a guitar legend, but this album fails to showcase their talents. The Firm doesn’t rock nearly as hard as they could and therefore only give this CD one thumb up.