Re: Black Country Communion Reunion Confirmed

hulldanfan wrote:

I enjoyed the BCC albums/DVD and I really enjoyed them live, but I have to say that it never seemed to be 100% committed hard rock.   A lot of the material could quite easily have been included in Joe's solo sets.   The fact that SOY is touted so much indicates that.

I think Joe was too much like Joe on the albums.  I would love him to go with a whole new tonal approach and really 'dirty up' his work.  His clean tones are just a little lightweight.   

On one occasion, I saw BCC with Michael Schenker as support and even though Schenker was just coming back after his 'troubles', he is the supreme melodic hard rock guitar player.  I assume Shirley will produce, so my advice to him would be to listen to Strangers in the Night and MSG at Budokan until his ears bleed !!!

nah not for me-an irritant getting in the way of joes real job where he is just flying-not a fan of screeching prima donna hughes-bound to end in tears

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We all know why the Wolverhampton show was cancelled not long after it was announced. So it looks as though Roy & Joe have decided the time is right to try again. This hasn't been an overnight decision.
A new BCC album and any tour should not have an impact on his solo career as anything will be carefully planned and agreed this time round.

I do not see it as any different to his collaboration with Beth or touring the 3 Kings and British Explosion shows. The studio time will be booked already and it's going to happen. I applaud Joe for making this decision - he will like not being the frontman for a while, same as he does when he plays in Beth's band.

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I'm super surprised more people here aren't feeling the love!
I was of the hoping mindset that Joe would do another rock project with other players since the BCC thing blew up.
But I am just as happy to have another BCC album.
Why that and not a different assortment of players?
I think it's not that easy to find great band musical chemistry within the rock setting.Much easier to play covers with Beth Hart of do the three Kings thing. Writing and playing great rock in a band dynamic is a different thing.A lot of "supergroups"don't really put out anything special.Many time good or decent but not special.
In my opinion BCC has put out some special hard rock music.
Have t heard too many bands within that specific genre done it better in recent years.
Could be that all 4 of them realize that it can be something special to continue it.Also have certainly read a ton of "professional"music critics that seem to feel the same way.
That's my 2-3 cents on the matter

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I'm not that much of a BCC fan. I think it is too influenced by Glenn Hughes and I don't like his songs/music. If I want to listen to GH, I'll get his music. I'd hope that the 4 BCC members will collaborate with writing the music instead of GH just coming with songs already written.

Joe made a comment in one of his periscope broadcasts that there has to be a leader in a band who takes the lead. I wonder if this was one of the issues that put BCC on hold? Did GH and Joe have different thoughts on the direction for the band?

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Well, chalk me up in the "this is simply friggin' awesome news" column!

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Excellent news. Their albums still get given a spin in the car with me. Plus the live Blu-ray was excellent. The making of DVD for the next one should be interesting. Can't wait!

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It would be cool to see.......wonder how many shows?

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I haven't got too much into the BCC side of Joe's music. I have "2" on CD and have youtube'd Live Over Europe but that's it. I would much rather see Joe solo but having said that I'd relish the idea of seeing him with Beth Hart so why not this too? I guess, for me the Beth Hart stuff is more Joe's usual style of music whereas I've never been a massive fan of the 80's spandex, screaming 80's heavy rock thing that Glen Hughes promotes.

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flet wrote:

I haven't got too much into the BCC side of Joe's music. I have "2" on CD and have youtube'd Live Over Europe but that's it. I would much rather see Joe solo but having said that I'd relish the idea of seeing him with Beth Hart so why not this too? I guess, for me the Beth Hart stuff is more Joe's usual style of music whereas I've never been a massive fan of the 80's spandex, screaming 80's heavy rock thing that Glen Hughes promotes.

I see BCC more 70's influenced than the 80's Spandex thing.I don't like the 80's hair metal bands
BCC has much more depth.And early Ian Gillan Deep Purple had some screaming vocals which I liked.I like GH on Burn but not as much after that album.
I do think GH vocals fit the music better when he times it down just a notch.

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Your hard sweet and sticky

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I Like BCC!
Saw them at the Vienna Opera House a year before the acoustic show.
Afterglow was a little bit loveless to me. It seems as if Joe wasn´t realy into it, but if both of them realy want this - something BIG may come!
Like "Songs of Yesterday", "Cold", "Hadrians Wall", "Black Country" and many other killersongs!

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I think the news is great. I love the heavy side as much as the blues. If Joe is in the mind to do it I am sure you can trust his instincts entirely. The heavier stuff will satisfy those who like that genre and you still have the solo and collaboration stuff for those who don't. A big win win all round. big_smile

Come on the Blades (sorry Idolbone just had to borrow your line)

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I like it... I mean not jumping up and down or anything but I enjoyed their music!! By the different responses it just goes to show what a diverse fan base Joe has!!

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fett2112 wrote:

By the different responses it just goes to show what a diverse fan base Joe has!!

I agree, I've always loved the blues and rock side of Joe, but never really got into the acoustic side, for example.

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Yeah...I'm kinda semi excited, I guess...This is my least favorite Joe project, but It's my favorite genre of music. Having said that, I really enjoy about half of their stuff very much...Glenn is just not my cup of tea, but neither is Geddy Lee and Rush is a great band, so, you know, I'll definitely be buying it if they do get around to another disc

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I'm up for this-sure,Glenn's vocal style ruffles some feathers,but on the whole i loved BCC,bring it on!

Come on you Blades!

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Vocal stylings aside( I dig Glenns' vibe, myself) I think Glenn may be the best lyricist in music today.  I think if you're a true Joe fan, you shouldn't want to pigeonhole him into one groove.  That's not his S.O.P. at all, as far as I've noticed.  He likes to mix it up.  If you don't like it, don't buy it, that's how the world works.  Why post 2-3 times in a BCC reunion thread to say you don't like it?

Weird...

Re: Black Country Communion Reunion Confirmed

Jason Bonham says that the reunited BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION will get collectively in January to start work on a brand new album, to be launched later in the year.

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My vote is NO! I dread the BS that coming. The FB page for Classic Rock has already started. Joe did poor Glenn wrong, blah blah blah. I will, and do, defend Joe all I can, but I do not forgive GH for all the trouble he caused. I'm happy for those fans who really enjoyed this, and I hope there is no drama this time, but I don't have much faith.