September 28, 2010 – 4:57 am

The legacy of supergroups continues…

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London/Little Rock 2010 [no label, 1CD]

Black Country Communion, live at John Henry’s Studios, London, September 20, 2010; very good digital radio. Fistful Of Mercy, live at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, August 28, 2010, very good digital radio.

One can only imagine what it’s like to live in the shadow of a famous father. In Jason Bonham’s case, his father, John, was the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Over the years, Jason has shown to own a steady pair of hands and, more importantly, keep time behind the drum kit. He has stood in for his father in Led Zeppelin and backed Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers.

Jason is currently part of the Black Country Communion with Glenn [Deep Purple] Hughes on vocals and bass, Joe Bonamassa on guitars and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. In the early ’90s, Bonamassa had formed Bloodline whose members included Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Waylon Krieger (son of Robby). This is the first ever UK show by the rock supergroup. Thanks to hawkwind for recording the digital radio broadcast and sharing the tracks on the net.

As a bonus, we’ve included three tracks by Fistful Of Mercy, another rock supergroup, made up of Dhani Harrison (son of George), solo artiste Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. The group performed at the Voices For Justice for the West Memphis Three concert at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 28, 2010. The band made their live debut in a performance for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on August 26, 2010. This Little Rock show is only their second time live. The band plans to release their debut album, As I Call You Down, on October 5, 2010. Thanks to demetriosns for recording the digital radio broadcast and sharing the tracks on the net.

Unlike supergroups of the past such as Cream, Blind Faith and even the Traveling Wilburys, the newer supergroups, and this includes Them Crooked Vultures, don’t seem to be able to come up with catchy tunes that can turn casual listeners into longtime fans.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Black Country (5.6MB)
Track 02. One Last Soul (6.2MB)
Track 03. Beggarman (8.1MB)
Track 04. Song Of Yesterday (13.9MB)
Track 05. Stand (At THe Burning Tree) (10.8MB)
Track 06. The Great Divide (7.7MB)
Track 07. Medusa (12.4MB)
Track 08. Sista Jane (10.7MB)

Joe Bonamassa
Glenn Hughes
Jason Bonham
Derek Sherinian

Bonus: Fistful Of Mercy
Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 28, 2010

Track 09. Fistful Of Mercy (9.7MB)
Track 10. Restore Me (10.2MB)
Track 11. My Father’s Son (8.0MB)

Dhani Harrison
Ben Harper
Joseph Arthur

Click on the link to order Black Country Communion’s self-titled debut album.

Click here to order Fistful Of Mercy’s As I Call You Down.

  1. 6 Responses to “SONS OF SUPER DUPER BANDS”

  2. fabulous! BCC is my newest favorite…you never cease to amaze…or satisfy! ROCK ON!

    By metaljohn on Sep 28, 2010

  3. hey bigo, thanks! this black country communion is pretty good. i didn’t get the fistful of mercy. it’s short, and i don’t know much about them. i know who glenn hughes and bonham are.

    don’t know whatever happened to that vh1 supergroup that bonham was in with scott ian of anthrax, sebastian bach, ted nugent and evan seinfeld of biohazard. they went by the name damnocracy, but i liked the name bach came up with better: savage animal. it was a show on vh1 in 06 and doc mchgee was their manager. i know bonham was playing with foreigner, but i don’t know if he still is.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 28, 2010

  4. Hi Ed

    Fistful of Mercy is Dhani Harrison son of Beatle George. And he’s partnered by Ben Harper, a singer-songwriter who has a solo career as well.

    By Admin on Sep 28, 2010

  5. hey bigo, i read that about fistful of mercy in the notes, but i still don’t know what they are like. i will see if there are any youtube clips. i may still like it. i can still get it. i haven’t listened to ben harper really. i have a shirt cause it looks cool and was a $1 at the thriftstore.

    i played bcc again! it’s cool.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 28, 2010

  6. Love Joe Bonamassa but can’t take Glenn Hughes vocals, not in Purple or here. Still fun to hear Joe’s limited solos though. Totally agree with the lack of catchy tunes. Listened to the BCC disc and can’t remember a single tune that stood out. Oh well.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Sep 29, 2010

  7. Hi BigO.
    Is there any chance you could re-engage track #10? It seems to be a dead link…
    Thank you.

    By Carl B. Schmidtz on Jan 2, 2018

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