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Red Sun

Another single — Red Sun — from the upcoming Black Country Communion album V has been posted for your listening pleasure.

The album is set to be released on June 14, 2024, and can be pre-ordered through Joe Bonamassa’s online store.

19 Comments to “Red Sun”:

  1. 1
    Xavier Gomez says:

    it is heartening to see that classic rock side of Glenn Hughes flow out like molten lava. after all his funky bent fornication with Tommy Bolin and come taste the funk – it is a return to burn. love this track, it could have easily been a bonus track on Burn or a reunion with Ritchie and the boys. here’s hoping that he would work with Bonamassa again, and perhaps with bassist Neil Murray Ian Paice on drums.

  2. 2
    Jaffa says:

    But, but, but… what does it mean!

  3. 3
    Allen says:

    Once again, a great track from the forthcoming album.

    A new BCC album and new Purple. It’s shaping up to be an exciting year so far.

  4. 4
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    What a great sound they have! But the thing is that the song is the same mediocre scheisse that the world is already filled with. Nothing interesting on offer here. If there is any talent within these guys they have not used it here. Why? Laziness? Not enough time to write proper songs with decent melody lines? Lack of ideas? I do not know.

  5. 5
    Dave says:

    Fantastic song. Jason sounds so good in this band. Who sings as well as Glenn at this age? Nobody.

  6. 6
    stoffer says:

    It’s a good tune although not really much imagination or different from previous BCC.

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Grungy and could just as well be from the Dead Daisies. But not bad. Yet like Jaffa, I’m regularly dumbfounded what Glenn’s many metaphors are supposed to be about.

  8. 8
    MacGregor says:

    Don’t worry Uwe, I doubt that Hughes may even know at times. I remember Chris Squire saying that about some of Jon Anderson’s Yes lyrics. That Anderson probably doesn’t even know what some of them are related to as he often used certain words etc just to rhyme & fit in, even if it didn’t relate to other lyrics within the song. Could be a part of the glorious 1960’s & 70’s ‘hangover’? Cheers.

  9. 9
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 1

    Did you really crawl under a stone since BURN/CTTB?

    Did you really miss all the heavy gems Glenn produced since?

    The list is long.

    I m seeing him in May. Great, like 2018 a Deep Purple based set.
    But I d loved to see him 2 hours of other stuff he did.

    Too many too mention….

    Oh well, it is what it is.

    And appearantly he is happy.

    Cant believe the pics of him.

    Is he using a special “something”?

  10. 10
    Rob says:

    @4 ‘mediocre scheisse’ may be a trifle harsh but I see what you mean! But in (I hope respectful) reply to @1: Come Taste the Funk is not entirely my cup of tea either, but in it I hear a blend of funk, blues, classical, swing etc which is distilled into a collection of songs which could only have been produced by those musicians at that time. BCC I quite enjoy, but it is all a bit generic by comparison, at least to my ears; so perhaps this is why every time I return to CTTF I always find the album a pleasant surprise, and one of my eyebrows just ever so slightly raised … which didn’t happen with this song.

  11. 11
    stoffer says:

    @9 I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing GH soon, I saw him in Feb and was blown away. I’ve always been on the fence about him (not his studio work) but he was great musically with the DP material. He did also regale the crowd with stories of Trapeze and Cal Jam!! I would also like to hear a show with his solo and collaborative material.

  12. 12
    Max says:

    It’s like it’s always been with GH for me: Great playing, great singing – very mediocre songwriting. A problem with lots of artists in the genre I think. They feel they got to write stuff themselves but come up with rather poor results in many cases- other than – say – rock-pop-chanteurs like Rod Stewart or Joe Cocker did who related heavily on material delivered by pro songwriters. What has become of those brick building songwriters anyway? In some cases splitting work led to very nice results. Or maybe just have some originals on the album and some covers? Even DC who is – IMHO – way better when it comes to penning memorable songs could use a little outside help here and there because there’s always some real fillers on his work of late. Given that – as we all know – one man’s filler is another man’s killer … So …

  13. 13
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m seeing him next week in Cologne, really looking forward to it! It’s been a while since he dropped out of the Dead Daisies tour in Germany due to COVID at the time.

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    @ 12 – very well said Max, I agree totally. Bonamassa also is not songwriter per se, didn’t he have an album with Bernie Marsden writing everything, something like that. Says it all really. Those brick builders left the industry many many years ago. Not to worry. Cheers.

  15. 15
    Daniel says:

    I found this comment elsewhere and found it very accurate: “It made my eye roll when I heard Avalon, Breathe and Karma within the lyrics for Red Sun. I know there’s only so many words available, and one of my other favourites has Love in every song almost, but Glenn is becoming very repetitive.” Still, the way he sings the chorus here almost makes you forgive him 🙂

  16. 16
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ian Gillan towers head & shoulders + dandruff above any other lyricist in the Purple Family. Most people just don’t give a damn about that talent of his, but it is something that has always drawn me to his work. Heavy Rock and Heavy Metal are awash with silly and mindless lyrics, but DP Mk II were never culprits of that. Ian’s lyrics are at worst wittingly hilarious and observing the fallacies of real life, at best perceptive and thoughtful, very often of literary quality.

    Now I gotta keep runnin’, Stormbringer comin’ … 😂

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Daniel @5: 😂 So true!

    I’ve long given up trying to comprehend what Glenn is singing about, his lyrics always sound like a mishmash of Californian New Age esotericism, newborn Christianity and Betty Ford Clinic rehab diary entries to me. 🥴

    It all started when he went off the coke, but if it made him healthy and happy …


  18. 18
    MacGregor says:

    @ 17- ha ha ha, you are not wrong there Uwe. After all he did put out that request 50 years ago, ‘i need something etc’ It just took him a lot longer to find it. And he is fortunate as he often says that he is still roaming planet earth. Some survive for a little longer, some don’t. Good luck to him. Cheers.

  19. 19
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Glenn is a handful, but I like the guy. Having him in a band can be taxing, I can very well imagine. A single child, say no more!

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