Friday, April 29, 2011

Chicago band The Bad Examples not dead yet, still deliver catchy hooks


Any band looking to write songs with catchy hooks and solid melodies would do well to follow the trail blazoned by Chicago band The Bad Examples.

The band still has plenty of that in supply, as evident on its new CD, "Smash Record." Lead singer and songwriter Ralph Covert, who also performs children's music under the moniker "Ralph's World," once again has proven that he has not lost a step in making music that is appealing to adults as well.

Charging out of the gate with "Big E Chord," the CD is 42 minutes of pure power pop bliss. The album will appeal to anyone who can admire smart songwriting.

The Bad Examples will perform songs from the new album and others from its 24-year-career when it plays at 9 p.m. tonight, April 29, at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

There is a $12 cover charge. More information is at