BAD ENGLISH: Dont walk away 7″ [John Waite (Ex- Babys) on Vocals, Neal Schon (Ex-Santana + Journey) etc.] Check video
These songs by Bad English are really the soundtracks of our lives forever. Don’t walk Away is the best!
Smooth, Baby’s-esque effort from the prince of passion John Waite and Bad English.
John Waite is such a talented artist with such an unmatched soulful sounding voice.
Label: Epic – 656113 7
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Arena Rock
A Don’t Walk Away 4:30 Written-By – A. Hill*, P. Sinfield*
B Tough Times Don’t Last 4:40 Written-By – D. Roberts*, J. Waite*, J. Caine*
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS United Kingdom Ltd.
Distributed By – CBS Records
Distributed By – CBS Disques S.A.
Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Published By – Chappell Music Ltd.
Published By – CBS Music Publishing
Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton
Engineer – Phil Kaffel
Producer – Richie Zito
Taken from the LP/MC/CD “Bad English” EPC 463447
℗ 1989 CBS Records Inc.
© 1990 CBS United Kingdom Ltd.
A: Chrysalis Music Ltd./Virgin Music (Pub.) Ltd.
B: Chappell Music Ltd./CBS Music Publishing
Barcode (Printed): 5 099765 611373
Barcode (Scanned): 5099765611373
Label Code: LC 0199
Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
Other (Distribution Code): CB 111
Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 656113 7 A*
Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 656113 7 B*
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 656 1137 A1 ⋀
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 6561137 B1 ⋀
Bad English was an American rock band supergroup formed in 1988, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys.
The members decided on a name for the band while playing pool. John Waite missed a shot and Jonathan Cain made a comment on how bad his “english” was (referring to the spin a player puts on the cue ball) and the band decided to use the phrase.
Jonathan Cain and guitarist Neal Schon, who had enjoyed enormous success in Journey, continued on to form Bad English with Waite after Journey disbanded. The first album, eponymously titled, was a big seller with three hit singles, including the number one hit “When I See You Smile” written by Diane Warren, the top 10 hit “Price of Love,” and “Possession.” Another track from the debut album, the AOR song “Best of What I Got”, was featured in the soundtrack to 1989s Tango and Cash
The bands second album, 1991s “Backlash” came and went without any fanfare. The only single, “Straight To Your Heart,” just missed the Top 40, peaking at #42. Ricky Phillips writes on his website that the group had parted company before the second album had been mixed. Both Phillips and guitarist Neal Schon expressed frustration with the “pop” side of the bands songs and wanted a harder edge. In the end, it proved to be the bands undoing as everyone left to pursue other projects.
In later interviews Waite revealed that although he loved playing to stadium-sized audiences, he was uncomfortable with the corporate rock image that he felt the band had presented and has been a solo artist ever since.
Bad English drummer Deen Castronovo later went on to join a reformed Journey with singer Steve Augeri, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, and Ross Valory. He also played on Ozzy Osbournes album Ozzmosis in 1995.
the hardest thing, is saying goodbye especially when it comes to things of the heart…True love comes rarely its like getting hit by a lighting! …and how often does that happen?
“Good night, good? night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow”.