Supergroups are nothing new in the world of music, in fact they date back all the to the mid-1960s when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed arguably the first one with Cream. The trend has been has a big renaissance in recent years with the likes of Monsters Of Folk, Wild Flagg, Them Crooked Vultures and The Dead Weather, all qualifying. The latest group to throw their collective hat into the the ring, may also be one of the most unique and eclectic ones, with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Joss Stone and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman joining forces to form a group they’ve dubbed SuperHeavy.
The all-star band was the brainchild of Stewart, who was inspired by the sounds emanating from the areas surrounding his house in Jamaica, and wanted to make a “world fusion” album. The collective reportedly recorded 29 songs over 10 days in Los Angeles, with Jagger telling Rolling Stone that “music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu.”
On September 20 the band will release their eponymous debut, and last week released the video for the first single for the dub meets soul meets swamp blues track Miracle Worker. Check it out…