Man in the Middle

Album: 2 (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from 2, the second album by Black Country Anglo/American rock super group Black Country Communion. The band's vocalist Glenn Hughes told Musicradar.com he always saw this as the album's lead single. Said the singer/bassist: "For me, 'Man In The Middle' took the longest of everything to write because I knew in my heart that it would be the first single and video. I had all the parts worked out in my head – total British rock – and knew I wanted to write a song about this f--ked-up rock 'n' roll star. Basically, it was going to be a 'story' song, and the story was about myself. It all sounds rather sad and desperate, but in the end it was a real joy to write, sing and perform, and I even had a good time making the video."
  • Regarding the way the band approached the recording of 2, Hughes told Billboard magazine: "I just figured the direction of the first one was continued on the second one. We didn't want to do a Led Zeppelin III or IV and start playing acoustics. We're a rock 'n' roll band. I just thought we should make it a big-sounding record that was fitting for rock 'n' roll, and the thread between (Black Country) and 2 should be very obvious."

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