Just about every fan of old Rock'n'Roll can sum up Badfinger's history in two sections:
1. Commercially successful music that brightened the U.S. airwaves from 1970-72
and 2. Utter despair, resulting in the tragic deaths of Pete Ham and Tom Evans. Dave gave a lot of details and put the songs in a time frame that was easy to follow. Badfinger's smashes still sound terrific, and if you haven't played the individual albums lately, many of those tracks are better than we remember.
Now I'm the first one to put down bands that have re-recorded some of their hits for labels like K-Tel or Madacy; Dave and John actually put one of those tracks on the air. It was fascinating in an absurd sort of way, because Dave explained why the remaining group members would take this step backward: It was part of the deal with a company that would allow them to return to a recording studio and cut new material. I hadn't thought of that before, and came away with a better understanding of how artists, just like anybody struggling, do what they have to do sometimes.
The hour of Badfinger music has been repeated and will probably will be on again, so check out 'CSX, how "Deep Trax" is set up, and you'll be ready when it runs once more. It's one really gear presentation.