Bad English was a super group of
(John Waite, Neal Schon of Journey) that popped onto the hair
metal rock scene in 1988, forming their notoriety with the love ballad "When I See You Smile".
Some of you will also remember a few of their other notable chart
topping songs, including "Price of Love", "Possession", and the song
"Best of What I Got" which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie
Tango & Cash.
Rumor has it that indeed the name
of band refers to the pool hall term "bad English". Yeah they made a few more albums in the 90's, but let's face
it, video killed the radio star, video being the Seattle Sound,
the Radio Star being hair metal. By the release of their
second album, Backlash (1992), the band was running into
creative differences regarding the band's sound. The debate among
band members revolved around whether or not to stick with the pop metal
sound that made them popular, or go with a harder edge.
Don't feel too bad for the boys of
Band English, these guys were famous way before their Bad
English days. Hopefully they invested some of that money.
According to John Waite, it is not likely that the band will ever
the time of this writing, the Bad English Discography was as follows:1989: Bad English
2003: Greatest Hits