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The Firm were an English rock supergroup comprising former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, ex-Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann's Earth Band drummer Chris Slade and bass player Tony Franklin.
L-R: Jimmy Page, Chris Slade, Paul Rodgers, and Tony Franklin, 1984.
|Genres||Hard rock, blues-rock|
|Associated acts||Led Zeppelin, Free, Bad Company, AC/DC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band|
A compact and straight-forward rock song from the 1980s, structured with Tony Franklin's fretless bass hook at the beginning, combined with Page's guitar scratch on the third line in the verse, Rodgers' reverbed vocal, and followed by a wah pedal inflected guitar solo. Chris Slade plays a steady drum beat throughout.Their self-titled album, appearing on Atlantic Records, cracked the Billboard Top 20 on the strength of this single. Jimmy Page broke with the past and participated in the recording for the promotional film clip and single, the first time he had done both since the late 1960s. Page can be seen miming to the recording with his famous red doubleneck 1971 Gibson EDS-1275 guitar. In March 1985, MTV began heavily promoting the video clip, although the track was a modest seller, reaching #28 in America and topping the Top Rock Tracks chart for one week. "Radioactive" was also released as a 12" single and limited edition picture disc.
Paul Rodgers stills performs this song during his solo sets and it appears on the 2007 Paul Rodgers: Live In Glasgow DVD.
|Single by The Firm|
|from the album The Firm|
|Format||7"/12" single, Picture disc, CD single|
|Producer||Paul Rodgers, Jimmy Page|
|The Firm singles chronology|
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