In the 1990's there simply was no better or more popular original rockin' pop
band in the clubs of the Great Lakes region than The Bad Examples who played the great songs of Ralph Covert night after night. Album
after album received both critical acclaim and substantial radio
airplay which continues to this day. Their compact disc debut, Bad
Is Beautiful, was named by Goldmine Magazine as one of the "50
Essential American Power Pop Albums of All-Time." Their signature
anthem, "Not Dead Yet," proved prophetic as the sextet
sounds better than ever with a three-guitar lineup and great harmonies.
Their success also translated across the ocean where several albums
and coinciding tours made them nearly a household name in Holland and the surrounding locales. Scroll down
Ralph Covert leads
the band through a diverse original repertoire that includes indelible
hooks in high-energy blazers and literate ballads woven with sublime
melodies. These days the band doesn't play as often but can lay down
a three-hour concert that leaves audiences still clamoring for more.
The core musicians in the ensemble have all played with Ralph for over
a decade now and can easily be described as one of the best bands
ever with their ability to deliver any song perfectly- and then push
it into pop ecstasy.
Indie label Waterdog
Records has released over a dozen band and solo discs penned by
Ralph Covert. The last decade has also saw him create a sensation as
a children's performer like ne'er before seen. Following six indie
releases and a Grammy nomination, Ralph’s World joined Disney Sound as an artist in 2006. After one Ralph's World project for BarNone Records, both Ralph's music for adults and kids is under the Waterdog label. In 2011 The Bad Examples' Smash Record was released, their first all-new studio album by since 1995. With the unexpected passing of bassist Pickles Piekarski in late 2013 the group continues to perform and record but no official new line-up has been announced.