Thursday, December 30, 2010

Going Back To The Black Country

I am a messenger
This is my prophecy
I'm goin' back
To the Black Country

jason-bccBlack Country Communion predicted they would return to the Black Country, and last night they did. The world conquering heros returned with their first full show as a unit - a second show will go tonight in London.

They played a 90 minute set for 3,000 fans at a "famous old venue."

The first review is in by Ian Harvey at the Express and Star:
Not since the days of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and, of course, the mighty Slade has the Black Country had a rock supergroup it can call its own.

That small oversight was well and truly laid to rest last night as Black Country boys Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham introduced American counterparts Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian to the Civic for Black Country Communion’s first ever full concert . . . where else but in the Black Country?

...Bonamassa, unleashed from his day job as the saviour of blues rock, was a revelation, clearly relishing being not just a band leader but a band member. He must have been relaxed because instead of the usual designer suit and sharp shoes, he was sporting jeans and trainers . . . still designer, of course.

It’s virtually impossible to pick highlights, such was the consistency throughout the 90-minute set, but perhaps special mention should go to the foot-to-the-metal Sista Jane, Bonamassa’s showpiece Song of Yesterday, and the extended workout of Too Late For the Sun, Shernian’s keyboards more to the fore than on disc.

My own spy in the building commented as well on Bonamassa and said the show was "...absolutely SUPERB!"

Tight But Loose's Dave Lewis is off to tonight's London show, so I would expect a very comprehensive review at TBL sometime in the next few days.
From city to shire
We come from the heartland
We walk thru the fire

We rise to the measure
The line in the sand
It's cold on the mountain
And this is our land

I am a messenger
This is my prophecy
I'm goin' back
To the Black Country



  • Black Country

  • One Last Soul

  • Beggarman

  • The Revolution in Me

  • Down Again

  • Too Late for the Sun

  • Song of Yesterday

  • The Ballad of John Henry

  • The Great Divide

  • Medusa

  • No Quarter

  • Sista Jane

  • Black Country

  • Burn (encore)

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