Friday, November 4, 2011

Chicago band The Bad Examples to celebrate 20th anniversary of pop masterpiece



By ERIC SCHELKOPF

Twenty years ago, Chicago band The Bad Examples released its power pop masterpiece, "Bad Is Beautiful." Chock full of catchy hooks, the album also captured a bigger audience for the band with the hit song "Not Dead Yet."

To celebrate, Ralph Covert and the band (Tom O'Brien, Steve Gerlach, Larry Beers, and Pickles Piekarski) will perform the entire album and other songs Nov. 26 at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Founding drummer Terry Wathen will also sit in on a few songs. 

The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, available at www.ticketweb.com.