Nothing came easy for Badfinger. Though they had success with their first few albums (all of them are must-have classics), they soon had a tough time, thanks to terrible management, record label indifference and bad timing. In 1974, worn-down & exhausted from the non-stop touring/recording/touring again grind, they dragged themselves into the studio… and, with help from producer Chris Thomas, made one of their best albums. Many fans say it IS their best. Unfortunately, few people heard it as it was withdrawn from stores shortly after its release, thanks to legal shenanigans. Things only got worse after that. But this record is a masterpiece; let’s celebrate it with a look at the song “In the Meantime/Some Other Time”.

“In the Meantime/Some Other Time” (Mike Gibbins, Joey Molland) Copyright 1974 WB Music Group ASCAP

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7 comments on “Badfinger – “In the Meantime/Some Other Time”

  1. Charlie Feb 1, 2022

    Hey Brad. Happy New Year. Thanks for start 2022 with Badfinger. You made me listen this song in a different way. Amazing! All the best from Toronto 🇨🇦

  2. Badfinger Barb Feb 23, 2022

    One of the best albums ever and I love this medley. Joey’s song is about leaving the band, due to his dissatisfaction with management. He officially left toward the end of 1974.

    • Thanks for your feedback, I love this album, too. One of the most underappreciated albums of all time.

  3. Great job! Prior to the episode I never heard beyond their hits. I also never knew the depth of their tragedy.

    • Thanks for listening to the show, and for your feedback. There are plenty of tragedies in Rock & Roll, but I think Badfinger tops the list– so much talent & brilliant music, it’s awful what the music business did to them.

  4. Peter Apr 15, 2022

    Thanks so much for this! I bought this album when it came out in 1974, heard it briefly on the radio and then it disappeared from the airwaves and the record stores…obviously at the time I had no idea what had happened, I thought the whole record was fantastic, as good as Straight Up and No Dice. Today I can’t decide which is my favorite… and don’t sleep on Ass or the first Warners album (Badfinger) either, there’s great music there too.

    Working my way through the rest of your podcasts and really enjoying them!

    • Thanks for the feedback! As far as I’m concerned, there are no bad albums in the Badfinger catalog, and a few of them are among the all-time great records. But I think “Wish You Were Here” is the most underappreciated one. It’s a perfect record, I wouldn’t change a thing about it. THanks again for listening to the episode, for your contribution, and for checking out all the other episodes. I really appreciate it!