Thursday, January 20, 2011
This is a supergroup in the context of this music scene. Jason Bonham is a groove orientated drummer with great power and finesse. Derek Sherinian is one of the finest keyboard players in the world and Joe Bonamassa is the premiere blues rock guitarist of this generation. Glenn Hughes? We all know his pedigree and talents, so enough said. How could it go wrong?
BCC sounds like you just pulled it out of the 8-Track player of an old 1975 pickup and threw it on top of a stack of contemporaries like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Cream. Producer Kevin Shirley has captured the essence of pure 70s rock with a whole lot of attitude and a healthy dose of musicial self-indulgence.
There are some terrific hard rock moments on here, along with lengthy jams and blues numbers-a little something for everyone. The performances are well-produced-the feel of some tracks almost sounds live in the studio. Definitely worth spending the rent money on this one.