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Showing posts with label Black Country Communion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Country Communion. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Black Country Communion 2 Hits 1

Black Country Communion’s second album “2” hit the No. 1 spot in the Official UK Rock Album Chart this week, overtaking the Foo Fighters album “Wasting Light”.

Click here to see the official chart -

The news follows the rave reviews of BCC’s follow up album, produced by Kevin Shirley and featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian.

The band embarks on a July tour that takes in their only UK dates this year: Llandudno Cymru Arena (July 23), London, High Voltage Festival (July 24), Leeds o2 Academy (July 26), Newcastle o2 Academy (July 27), Glasgow 02 Academy (July 29) and Manchester Academy (July 30).

Album and UK tour date info:, and

Friday, June 17, 2011

Black Country Communion 2 - New Release Review

I gotta tell you, I'm totally shocked. I had preconcieved notions that this would be a Joe Bonamassa recording and it certainly isn't. In fact I would go to the extent of saying the I barely recognize his influence on the recording. I have not heard BCC I but understand that it was a huge success.

This cd has the power of a rock band with strong writing and rhythm section and lead playing. Will it appeal to blues listeners? I don't know. I can hear hints of Aerosmith and Led Zep in there...not in riffs or anything. Just the nods that are made by musicians any time they do a tune that has any similarities. There is one bluesy standout, " Little Secret" but it isn't on youtube.

In any case, if it sounds good in description, you'll probably love it.