The Bad Examples are a pop rock, alternative, or indie group. They are from Chicago Illinois but have had some success in European markets also. They formed in 1987. The driving force behind the band is singer songwriter Ralph Covert who also plays rhythm guitar. The band has significant changes in the line up from album to album which lends itself to variations in their sound. Even though the line up changes, for the most part it recycles itself within a core group of musicians.
The Bad Examples are not disbanded but are limited in performing and putting out new albums. This is due to the fact that Ralph Covert is currently creating music for children under the Ralphâ€™s World theme. Ralphâ€™s World is real rock nâ€™ roll musically but the lyrics and themes are oriented towards kids. These albums have been nominated for Grammyâ€™s, and currently he is contracted with Disney.