"Bad English" is an American rock band formed in 1988, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys.
Cain and guitarist Neal Schon, who had enjoyed enormous success in Journey, continued on to form Bad English with Waite after Journey disbanded. The first album, eponymously named, was a big seller with two hit singles (including the number one hit When I See You Smile written by Diane Warren) and top 10 hit "Price of Love" , but the second album’s single didn’t crack the Top 40. Bad English ceased recording after this disappointing outcome.
In later interviews Waite revealed that he was uncomfortable with the corporate rock image that he felt the band had presented, and has been a solo artist ever since.
Bad English drummer Deen Castronovo later went on to join a reformed Journey with singer Steve Augeri, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, and Ross Valory. He also played on Ozzmosis's album of Ozzy Osbourne in 1995.
* ''Bad English'' (1989)
* ''Backlash'' (1991)