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 quintet 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.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
ecstacy.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 with six indie releases and a Grammy nomination as Ralph's World, a productful pairing with Disney Sound and and a return to the indies with BarNone Records.
So the story of Ralph Covert, Tom
O'Brien, Pickles Piekarski, Larry Beers, and Steve Gerlach continues....
on any chapter heading below for a chronological history!