Back in the 70´ties, the young boys in Bad Business were killing time after school listening to their favorite rock idols and heroes.
Living in the suburb area "Taastrup" located west of Copenhagen was not always super exciting, but music was surely one thing that had a firm grip in the boys.
The music influences back then was nearly infinite in terms of styles and expressions, and growing up with substantial rock-styles like Glam Rock, Heavy rock, Heavy metal, Punk Rock and classic rock, It would be wrong to say that the guys in Bad Business did not had enough inspiration sources to lean against.
Availabillity of rock music in the medias in Denmark was limited at the time, and only few options for listening to the cool stuff in Radio or TV was possible. Therefore getting together to share vinyls and cassettes was a favorite thing to do.
In these gatherings the stories and imaginary perceptions of how bands and music heroes created their "stuff" could easy mutate any kind of realism for how it actually was to play music in a rock band.
During the eighties when MTV and local commercial radios entered the medias in Denmark, the guys in Bad Business just got more infected for music and glamour life around it, and time to start a band and reach for fame and glory came closer day by day.
It was all in their minds, and how hard could it be to get some instruments, large amplifiers and learn a few tricks to make it ?
Well - it turned out it was not easy at all, and nearly a lifetime here later Bad Business will like to share some memories and facts from those days..
To handle the bass a local player Frank List was approached.
Frank was a stylish bass player with a great touch for hard rock, and a perfect fit to the band in many ways.
Frank was as well experienced from other local bands and the first Bad Business songs to come along were much signatured by his playing style and presence in the band.
Certainly and surely a much appreciated band mate back then - and still is!
Now 4 guys with much different musically backgrounds were lined up and the songs started to come along.
The guys were very productive and foresighted to think about how to handle the big break through waiting ahead.
Could 4 members be enough to handle the expected success or should a fifth member be added ?
It was considered to expand the band with either a keyboard player or a second guitar player.
But as the guys were tough rockers in their minds they decided a second guitar player was the choice to make.
The following 2 years was creative and productive for the band, despite the 5 guys had much different ideas and skills for playing music.
Jan was much active to present ideas for songs, that Frank and Casper greatly supported with additional inputs.
Michael & Gert were the "band rookies" but fast learners showing uncompromised determination to hang on and "get some things done"
All together the band was on a mission for making something big and it was never boring to play in Bad Business.
Great humor and relentless believe in the magic to come.
More than 30 songs was created in a relative short period of time along with some memorable gigs executed.
Indeed it was glory days in a glory time.
Bad Business Line up 1 - Precious memories of optimistic rockers
Looking even better in color
And the band live on stage