Robert Johnson's Tombstone - Thunder

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Robert Johnson's Tombstone - Thunder

1 CD(s) - Pop Metal - Label: Townsend - Distributor: Townsend/Universal Music - Released: 30/10/2006 - 5055131000172

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published 19/04/2007 | nicks
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"Thundering On"

The Thunder machine just rolls on and on with this, their latest impressive release (their eighth studio album by my reckoning). The title - and first track - is based on the legend/myth of the bluesman who sold his soul to the devil, and the acoustic intro on the opener soon bursts into electric glory. An old trick but it works well. This is the kind of instantly singalongable bluesy rocky number they do so well and is one of the best things they have done in ages.

Dirty Dream is a more workmanlike lust song, A Million Faces is slower but builds up a good head of steam, Don't Wanna Talk About Love ("Here in my head I should be moving on but in my heart it's a different story") treads familiar ground and The Devil Made Me Do It concerns a 13-year-old boy with older woman fantasies including the killer line "I was tissues and tension". This is a bouncy little tune and has been released as a single.

Last Man Standing smacks just a little of mid-album, mid-tempo meandering while My Darkest Hour is a pleasant mix of voice, guitar and er, cello. Nice.

Andy Warhol Said has a dig at "showbiz kids" who'd "sell your Mum and Dad for a star". Jade Goody has been mooted as a potential target of this song. What A Beautiful Day is an up-tempo, happy number, It's All About You is a piano-led builder about love at first sight (aww) and Stubborn Kinda Love provides a good, rocky ending.

Some excellent moments on this although there are a couple of fillers, but this lot continue to prove they are the kings of high quality bluesy rock 'n' roll. Long may they reign.

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  • Soho_Black published 25/04/2007
    You count correctly, this is their 8th studio album as Thunder. I think it's the most blues influenced album they've done, although it's good to have things like "Dirty Dreams" to show they've not lost their touch.
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1 CD(s) - Pop Metal - Label: Townsend - Distributor: Townsend/Universal Music - Released: 30/10/2006 - 5055131000172

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