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If you liked 70s rock in the 70s this is for you
on 10 October 2010
Its always a matter of taste, but this album in my opinion is fantastic. No bad tracks - a couple of not great tracks [but definitely not bad]. I have come to this album from a number of directions. Trapeze were my favourite band in the 70s and should have doen a lot better and probably would if Glenn Hughes had not gone to Deep Purple. Jason Bonham -always a great drummer, and Joe Bonamassa - what a guitarist came across him on a Lesley West Album and have followed his work ever since, his love and interpretation of 70s rock/blue is second to none. So when I heard they had got together with a top class keyboard player [Derek] to do a rock album I was hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.
Well all my hopes were fulfilled the album works as a unit, no prima donna bits [well maybe some of glenns singing, but only a little] and 12 solid well played hard hitting and annoyingly memorable rock tunes. You can hear that they enjoy playing it and the solo work from each player is top class. If this was out in the 70s it would have cleaned up! You can hear Free , Bad Company, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Purple nuances in places but those guys set the scene and how Black Country Communion deliver is very much with their own style and verve.
The album is a grower, 3 /4 plays and you are hooked, first play track 1 hits you, dips for 2 up for 3 level for 4 up for 5 then it just keeps getting better. after 4 plays I defy anyone [who likes the genre ] to keep bits out of their memory.
I love it, I just hope they do some more