Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Lenny and the Thundertones - Thunder Express c/w Alabamy Bound
|This is a great single from Lenny and the Thundertones. Both sides have tons of surf potential!|
Picks: Thunder Express, Alabamy Bound
Track by Track Review
"Thunder Express" is a low-E grumbler hinting of the surf singles to come in the next two years. This reminds me of Gene Gray and his Stingrays in some ways, just a little less edgy and energy laden. A great and ultimately surfable riff drives "Thunder Express." Rhythm dominated low watt rock instros from the day when instros were structured like backtracks waiting for a vocal melody line. There are some nice guitar licks in the bridge, but mostly it's a riff rocker.
This standard gets a real rock instro treatment that surely could be a surf track if not for the lack of reverb. Great tone and drums!