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United Kingdom (1989 – 2000, 2002 – 2009)

1) Thunder is a five-piece band from the United Kingdom that formed in 1989, after singer Danny Bowes, guitarist Luke Morley and drummer Gary ‘Harry’ James left the group Terraplane. They were soon joined by bassist Mark ‘Snake’ Luckhurst and guitarist Ben Matthews and put out their first album, Backstreet Symphony, in 1990. They followed it with a well-received Monsters Of Rock festival performance that year. Perhaps best known for the massive hits “Dirty Love” and “Love Walked In”, top 40 hits in both the U.S. and the U.K., they continue to tour to this day, albeit sporadically.

Their first album, released 4 April 1990 by EMI / Geffen, became an international success, eventually being RIAA certified as ‘Gold’. Aforementioned singles “Dirty Love” and “Love Walked In” were top 40 hits in both the U.S. and the U.K., other singles not doing too badly as well, After their second album, Laughing On Judgement Day, Luckhurst left the band citing ‘personal differences’. That album, released on 24 August 1992, proved an even bigger hit in the U.K, reaching the number two slot on the nation’s top albums chart.

He was replaced by Swedish bass player Mikael Höglund, and the band went on to record their third album, Behind Closed Doors, in 1995. which would be their last album on the EMI label. Mikael was unavailable for recording the band’s fourth album, The Thrill of it All (1996), and so bass duty was left with Morley. For the tour, the band recruited bassist Chris Childs, who stayed with the band to record their fifth album, Giving the Game Away, released in 1999.


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  • Dahnak

    for the people not on the Thunder mailing list, new album available for preorder!!!!! :)

    27 Nov 8:17pm Reply
  • zaakjes_

    1.200.000 plays...... such a shame for such a phenomenol band.

    4 Mar 11:28pm Reply
  • Tektur

    "Distant Thunder" - what a powersong !

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DunnersMagrew

    Fantastic gig at Download this weekend! Brilliant band

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AryanRocks

    Great band, saw them in Kavarna several days ago and they rocked a lot! Good show!

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Yellowxander

    Thunder live review:

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |Dont Wait For Me| niiiiiice (・ω・﷼)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Hartmann183

    Diese Band ist allererste Sahne. Habe sie live in Berlin gesehen. BOMBENKONZERT !!!

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • fantastichorror

    I'be been a huge fan since their first album. After their second album their music was hard to come by in the States until the Internet came around. Their side projects are good to if you like a more mellow sound. Their last album Bang is my favorite.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jvictorrock

    great song !!!!!!

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • marsvin883

    Soon one million plays, keep it up people :D

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    86,898 listeners on this entire site, that is somewhat sad...

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • J-49

    one of my childhood bands :) <3

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ruiz1974AD

    Damn, another good band I found out about after they broke up! But I'm liking what I hear.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Bizon

    never heard of them until i saw them at high voltage last year. they're not really known in poland. i even missed some of the early songs in their set, 'cause i thought 20/25 minutes would be enough to see and hear who they are. and i must say i was blown away. they were absolutely fantastic. one of the best performances of HVF11. just bought their 3cd 'the best' album for 15PLN which is something like... 3 pounds ;) that's what i call a bargain ;)

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • redecho

    Seen them countless times..And they Never, Ever, failed to deliver!! One of my favourite Live Bands of all time!!.. Absolutely fantastic!! Respect!!!

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tiagohardrock

    Dirty Love ♫

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • beer_snob

    All I Want

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Daaamn, one of the BEST live bands ever!!!

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • fevereb

    Thank you Planet Rock.

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
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