Album: Black Country (2010)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Black Country, the debut album by Black Country Communion. They are an Anglo/American rock group featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
  • This song was originally recorded by Hughes' band Trapeze in 1970. He explained to Norway's Metal Express Radio why BCC decided to rework the track for Black Country. "It's very simple really. Joe loves the track, Jason's father John, played that track twenty times with me back in 1970 on tour with Trapeze. John and I used to hang out a lot back in those days and he used to drive me to gigs. Now I'm playing this song nearly 40 years later with his son so it's special. It's a beautiful thing and Jason Bonham plays it insanely brilliantly. I've now played that song with both Bonhams, it's crazy."

Comments: 1

  • Disgusted from Hell (formerly The U.s.a.)So now they're an ANGLO-AMERICAN rock group. WTH happened to everyone living here just being an AMERICAN...PERIOD? Keep dividing us, you're not going to like the end result.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Desmond Child

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

Dave Mason

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Harry Shearer

Harry ShearerSongwriter Interviews

Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.

U2

U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

Music Video Director David Hogan

Music Video Director David HoganSong Writing

David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.