Two of the former super group
Black Country Communion's members
have created a new project when Bonamassa
walked and choose his own bluesy path
again. From the ashes arises California
Breed. Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham's
new trio is completed by the 23 year
old, talented guitarist/singer Andrew
Watt. And this is something completely
different than Black Country Communion. This album is a fucking rock n roll
tumbler. California Breed is playing music for all lovers of
fiery hard rock, heavy '70s rock, blues
rock and classic rock 'n' roll.
Groovy as hell and Glenn sings
better than he has done in decades. It sounds
vital and alert and Andrew's foray has given
the two old wooden trestles
music-aphrodisiac which results into a
sound with absolutely incredible
spirited and fresh feelings. The opening
track 'The Way' sweeps the rug from under my
feet away. They shoot everything they have in
their ammo box in the first song and I'm having
problem breathing. Their sparkling blues inspired
blues hard rock is as a warm blanket over me in
'Chemical Rain' and when the monster song 'Midnight
Oil' starts I get big Led Zeppelin pictures in front
of me and Hughes vocals are stunning. The drumming
in this song is awesome as well.
The album is produced by Dave
Cobb, who has done wonders with Rival
Sons, this debut is pretty damn
spectacular also. The calm and beautiful
track 'All Falls Down' is my personal favourite with big emotional
moods. 'The Grey' is a groovy and heavy
rock song with huge and powerful vocals from Mr.
Hughes. 'Days They Come' is an epic song with
diverse tempi and
unique vocals. As the album progresses
it gets more experimental, so much
leaves you wide-eyed in wonder about the
possibilities this band has to offer in
the future. Straight forward classic
hard rock is what you get in 'Spit You
Out'. The Zeppelin tasty track 'Strong'
and the incomparable 'Invisible' results in a big fat smile.
The blues inspired rock track
'Scars' is maybe the most impetuous song
on the entire album. Did they records
this song live? A track which makes me
speechless. The closing song 'Breathe'
is a timeless rock song and a matter of
fact I can say that the whole album is
A crazy blend of old 70's hard
rock and modern rock. Soundgarden, Led
Zeppelin, AC/DC, Deep Purple and Red Hot
Chilli Peppers in a blender and out
comes California Breed. Chris Cornell
and Glenn sounds the same when they
reach the highest pitch. Took me awhile
to sort that out...
A recommended purchase.