Thunder – Wonder Days

Thunder - Wonder DaysIf there ever will be a world championship in reunions, England’s Thunder will be a contender for the gold medal without trying too damn hard. Thunder was formed in 1989 by singer Danny Bowes, guitarist Luke Morley and drummer Harry James out of the ashes of their former band, the melodic rock / AOR outfit Terraplane. Terraplane released two album in the mid eighties and got some rave reviews in the rock mags, but they never took off (pun intended). The band was completed by Ben Luckhurst (who later became the bassist for Coverdale/Page) and guitarist Ben Matthews and in 1990 they released their debut album, by far still their best, Backstreet Symphony. All the AOR vibes was gone and Thunder was working in a more 70’s hard rock direction that had bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bad Company and Whitesnake as influences. The album spawned four classic songs in “She’s So Fine”, “Dirty Love”, “Love Walked In” and the title track and Thunder was looked upon as the next mega band from the U.K.

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