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gary wrote:
Jane H. wrote:

so flipping in love with this cd

Me Too!Im telling you it been playing since I got it alomst every day.Lest I be a herritic and say its my fav BCC disc!


You are indeed!!! Shame on you!!!

Nah it's awesome!!

Lovin it here too.

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Forever Young wrote:
gary wrote:
Jane H. wrote:

so flipping in love with this cd

Me Too!Im telling you it been playing since I got it alomst every day.Lest I be a herritic and say its my fav BCC disc!


You are indeed!!! Shame on

Nah it's awesome!!

Lovin it here too.

Afterglow aka AG aka All Good!

Your rock candy baby
Your hard sweet and sticky

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Another positive (to say the least) Review :

http://twitpic.com/bhbwaj

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Kenny wrote:

Another positive (to say the least) Review :

http://twitpic.com/bhbwaj

Yeah they've been posting a bunch over at GH's site and they have almost all been really positive.

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Classic Rock Magazine no. 179 has a BCC 4 page spread which the author dubs Band S**t.

Roy says that Joe is booked until 18 December 2013.

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That is a nice review and I too have found that the more I listen the more enthralled I become with it.

"what's the point of race cars, rocket ships and rock and roll?"

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Afterglow is #18 of the Top 20 for 2012:
http://bluesrockreview.com/2012/12/top- … -2012.html

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Nice interview with Glenn.

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/INT … CGLENN.htm

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Thanks MD.  This one brings up a thought I've had, in recent times.  Black Country Communion is one of the best accidents to ever happen in music.

A very good interview.

"what's the point of race cars, rocket ships and rock and roll?"

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As a former member of the 5th Estate and a columnist back when GH was on the trapeze and our man Joe was a glint, rock music was alive with so many incredible bands that could write songs and play the poop out of their instruments. It was heaven. Then it went the way of the dodo. Decades have passed and there has been so little out there to thrill a blues rocker's heart. Having dinner one evening at B.B. King's in Manhattan we were treated to a video of a killer Joe B concert and I have been a happy camper ever since. But now my Joe B DVD and CD collection is full and I begin to notice repetitive riffs and patterns in the soloing. Joe has an unmistakable style which has served him well over the years, but as a writer reviewing record after record for 13 years I knew it was time to lay the pen down when I felt like I was repeating myself. Now, I'm not saying that it's time for Joe to put the guitar down and pick up knitting. I was pleasantly surprised listening to the first and second BCC releases. I feel this is exactly what the rock doctor ordered! The change of scene and shift in load (not carrying the entire project on his back) has had an effect...at least to my ears. I just got my copy of Afterglow and though I miss Joe's vocal input I must say for some reason this one just flows for me. I think Joe's playing has more edge here. I can't help but feel the "danger." This is closer to that powerhouse early 70's ZEP than anything else I've heard in years. Having been in bands for many years I know that GH may have brought the idea for songs to the table but it is unlikely he had the Bonham kick, guitar structures Joe used
and Derek's keyboard treatments up his sleeve when he presented to the band. It's pretty much always collaborative unless you're a paid sideman playing from a chart. I'm a big proponent of album (pardon me for using that term...I'm old) structure and flow. You should be taken on a journey while you listen just like reading a great book or experience live theater (introduction, rising action, climax, denouement, finale).
Afterglow delivers. Kudos to all. Sorry Joe can't tour, but my ears will be satisfied for a long time to come! Joe, keep it together if you can. But no worries. Keep on rockin'.

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mpdsr422 wrote:

As a former member of the 5th Estate and a columnist back when GH was on the trapeze and our man Joe was a glint, rock music was alive with so many incredible bands that could write songs and play the poop out of their instruments. It was heaven. Then it went the way of the dodo. Decades have passed and there has been so little out there to thrill a blues rocker's heart. Having dinner one evening at B.B. King's in Manhattan we were treated to a video of a killer Joe B concert and I have been a happy camper ever since. But now my Joe B DVD and CD collection is full and I begin to notice repetitive riffs and patterns in the soloing. Joe has an unmistakable style which has served him well over the years, but as a writer reviewing record after record for 13 years I knew it was time to lay the pen down when I felt like I was repeating myself. Now, I'm not saying that it's time for Joe to put the guitar down and pick up knitting. I was pleasantly surprised listening to the first and second BCC releases. I feel this is exactly what the rock doctor ordered! The change of scene and shift in load (not carrying the entire project on his back) has had an effect...at least to my ears. I just got my copy of Afterglow and though I miss Joe's vocal input I must say for some reason this one just flows for me. I think Joe's playing has more edge here. I can't help but feel the "danger." This is closer to that powerhouse early 70's ZEP than anything else I've heard in years. Having been in bands for many years I know that GH may have brought the idea for songs to the table but it is unlikely he had the Bonham kick, guitar structures Joe used
and Derek's keyboard treatments up his sleeve when he presented to the band. It's pretty much always collaborative unless you're a paid sideman playing from a chart. I'm a big proponent of album (pardon me for using that term...I'm old) structure and flow. You should be taken on a journey while you listen just like reading a great book or experience live theater (introduction, rising action, climax, denouement, finale).
Afterglow delivers. Kudos to all. Sorry Joe can't tour, but my ears will be satisfied for a long time to come! Joe, keep it together if you can. But no worries. Keep on rockin'.

I agree that, the band as a whole,have had their input on crafting the songs into that special territory. At least I think its more that GH putting a sheet of music in front them all and saying play.I do think Glenn and Jason have upped the ante on the songwriting for Afterglow.After a couple  months of listening I'm still into it.If they ever record again,this will be a hard one to top.

Your rock candy baby
Your hard sweet and sticky

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I'd just like to point out that - for whatever reason - the BCC forum seems to be back up again...

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DaveWammbarro wrote:

I'd just like to point out that - for whatever reason - the BCC forum seems to be back up again...

There have been BCC facebook posts as well asking questions. One question asked what different instrument we'd like to hear added to the band! Toe dipping? Let's hope so. There is some life to the band. big_smile

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Lots of unique videos of Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwd5vL8fXTw
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...and what would your answer to that question be, Rick?

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DaveWammbarro wrote:

...and what would your answer to that question be, Rick?

A killer sax!

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Flute ..Ian Anderson style? big_smile

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As much as I love both the sax and flute,I don't see it fitting in with BCC's sound.But who knows?Who knows if they will record again.

Your rock candy baby
Your hard sweet and sticky

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gary wrote:

As much as I love both the sax and flute,I don't see it fitting in with BCC's sound.But who knows?Who knows if they will record again.

They asked the question. What would you suggest?

Free download from Vienna! http://mbsy.co/bNLR
Lots of unique videos of Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwd5vL8fXTw
Buy Joe's merchandise here. http://www.jbonamassa.com/affiliates/id … hp?id=1381