BCC ~ Afterglow ~ arrives Oct 30 2012

  • I looked through a month of tweets and I see Ghs tweet about doors closing. He often has words like that, it could apply to anything. These guys are nuts if they kill off this band!!!!! No way!!!

  • Saved the best for last? GLENN did in the seventies BURN, STORMBRINGER and COME TASTE THE BAND: only three albums, but music history. And now with BCC, BCC 2 and Afterglow three modern classics. Better three superb albums and then give it a quit than making lots of albums (like many other bands) which makes no sence. BCC: The trilogy and than some live shows at the end. After that I think it's time for a new interesting chapter in the music live of GLENN HUGHES. He rules :thumbup:

  • Rather insightful snippet from an interview with Joe Bonamassa in the September 2012 issue of Australian Rhythms magazine, talking about how he wanted to return to the blues for his most recent solo album - so it tells you where his head is at!

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    "A lot of it had to do with the tour for Black Country Communion", he states, regarding why now was the time to lay down a blues record, referencing the super group he’s a part of, along with Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian. “I just ran from rock ‘n’ roll, I said I don’t wanna deal with it, I don’t wanna hear it, I don’t wanna ****in’ tune my guitar down to D, I don’t want anything to do with it – I wanna play British blues, I’m taking my bat and ball and building my own sandbox, that was basically my conversation.

    So from here, it's sounding like what Joe wants, Joe gets... :sint1: :sint2:

  • Umm does that mean it was a contractual obligation to make album 3? Hence the trilogy is complete. I'm very grateful for the music BCC has made because I love blues based rock full stop.

    Joe has always been and will remain a very talented blues artist, that's his true passion and I respect that.

    BCC has been funded I believe by J&R adventures, Joes company with his manager and business partner. I guess they call the shots. Regarding BCC and with profits split 4 ways the incentive is not quite as big.

    If Afterglow outsells Joes latest album by some margin maybe there will be some
    re negotiating going on with a further album and possible tour.

    However my instinct tells me this is the last album with a handful of shows )early 2013 and that will be the end of it.

    For which I will have some great memories from the 2 shows I saw and what will be 4 great albums. Thanks BCC. Next !!!!

  • Hi,
    I don't know whether this is some kinda protection mechanism of my mind or what...but I'm not really sorry if this is the end of BCC.

    From the beginning it was clear that they did what Joe wanted - Glenn did the hard work of writing and Joe's people booked the tour...BCC was Joe's rock band. And now he doesn't want to be a rock star anymore.

    Like HTP was limiting Glenn's writing BCC has done so even more. They are so within that genre they want to be in it must hurt the funky side of Glenn. C'mon Deep Purple was hard rock and yet they made Stormbringer! BCC could have stretched the limits of British blues rock a bit more... Afterglow will show that...

    Anyway - the best is yet to come...from Boston? Isn't that city of Aerosmith, Extreme and ...?

    :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

    T :)

  • He was in Boston for the weekend. Don't think it has a thing to do with the new project. Really don't.

  • I also think BCC limits Glenn stylistically so would welcome any new directions he may go into. The idea that he should only be about rock is a waste of the man's talents. Play Me Out, remember? ;)

  • Rather insightful snippet from an interview with Joe Bonamassa in the September 2012 issue of Australian Rhythms magazine, talking about how he wanted to return to the blues for his most recent solo album - so it tells you where his head is at!

    So from here, it's sounding like what Joe wants, Joe gets... :sint1: :sint2:

    Thanks for the excerpt, David.

    This is so silly, it's is really kiddie stuff. He just sounds like a spoiled child. Has anybody ever told Mr. Bonamassa what BCC's music is going to be like? Has anybody FORCED Mr. Bonamassa to play in a rock band?

    "...building my own sandbox..." Yes, this is definitely the place where Mr. Bonamassa indeed belongs to be :rolleyes:

    Excuse me, but I grew up with PERSONALITIES like Hendrix, Blackmore, Clapton and Page. I simply cannot relate to youngsters who obviously have the opinion "I am Mr. Superkid, now you may kiss my ass" :sint3:

    Thank God I have never spent a cent on Mr. Bonamassa's solo albums.

    By the way, there is absolutely nothing wrong with good old British Blues. However, when you're in your mid thirties, you should be able to make up your mind what you really want to do. And behave like an adult...
    If Mr. Bonamassa had something what I call character, he would have resigned from the band after the first tour - and let the others carry on!

    Blaaah, what a mess! :mad:

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • Saved the best for last? GLENN did in the seventies BURN, STORMBRINGER and COME TASTE THE BAND: only three albums, but music history. And now with BCC, BCC 2 and Afterglow three modern classics. Better three superb albums and then give it a quit than making lots of albums (like many other bands) which makes no sence.




    Willem, while we're discussing 'coming in threes'.....let's not forget TRAPEZE, MEDUSA, & YOU ARE THE MUSIC..WE'RE JUST THE BAND. It seems Glenn does most of his 'band' recordings in 3's!!!! :D

  • Now the barbs are a flying!

    I think that it would do good for Glenn to perhaps say something here. There is certainly evidence in certain directions. But without hearing what is really going on we are speculating to some degree.

    I am also a big fan of Joe's music. It really is great stuff for those of you that don't know. I do however think that he is/has made a HUGE mistake here if its what it appears to be. I truly think that if they had put in the time and really toured both records that this band would be on a whole other level right now.

    There are sure things in life and you have to seize the moment. When you don't you miss it all.

    I also believe that Glenn has a plan in place and its not about going backwards to what was before. He has made that clear. So there will be no rehashing something he has done in the past. I also think that it may involve at least one if not more members of BCC. Just a gut feeling here.

  • Hi Chuck, you're absolutely right : The first trilogy is of course from TRAPEZE, and than PURPLE and after that BCC. Maybe it's now time for HTP 3 ;)

  • Hi Chuck, you're absolutely right: The first trilogy is of course from TRAPEZE, and than PURPLE and after that BCC. Maybe it's now time for HTP 3 ;)

    Again, we've been told that its not about going back to something he was involved with before. It WILL not be HTP or Hughes Thrall etc.

  • I know the answer is not in the past, but in the future. I was joking about HTP3 ;)

    Thats cool man!! No worries!!

    It just seems that there are a lot of people that are longing for Glenn to go back to something he has already done. He has NEVER done that and that is one of the things that makes him so great.

    He captures a new vibe but always has that "thing" going throughout it all.

  • Re - BCC promo : I will be doin' USA : CANADIAN interviews too... I will do all I can for AFTERGLOW... the rest is in the lap of the Gods... GH

    — Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) August 28, 2012



    BCC fans : there isa big buzz about Afterglow : the media is gettin' their copies this week, I will be in Europe next week on a busy PR tour

    — Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) August 28, 2012


  • Hi Chuck, you're absolutely right : The first trilogy is of course from TRAPEZE, and than PURPLE and after that BCC. Maybe it's now time for HTP 3 ;)



    In fact, Glenn did 3 albums with JLT: HTP, HTP2 and The Michael Men Project's Made in Moscow. So we have:

    Trapeze: Trapeze, Medusa, You Are The Music...;
    Deep Purple: Burn, Stormbringer, Come Taste The Band;
    Sabbath&Iommi: Seventh Star, DEP Sessions, Fused;
    HTP: HTP, HTP 2, Made in Moscow;
    BCC: Black Country, 2, Afterglow;
    ???: ?, ?, ?
    ;)

  • "The rest is in the laps of the gods". Does that mean that if Joe Bonamassa wants to tour they do and if he don't want it, there will be NO tour. It's a pity that this guy seems to think he is the boss of this band. I see it as GLENN's band: He is the driving power. I've seen Joe's tour scedule. There is only space in the secord half of December and in January 2013. So if there will be a tour it will be a short tour.
    Maybe BCC minus Joe can do the tour with anonther bluesrock giant: Jimmy Page................................

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