Watch Thunder’s New Lyric Video for ‘The Thing I Want': Exclusive Premiere
As Thunder celebrate the stateside release of their Top 10 U.K. album Wonder Days, we have an exclusive premiere of their new lyric video for "The Thing I Want."
"We’re very excited that Wonder Days is released in the U.S.A.," Danny Bowes tells Ultimate Classic Rock. "It’s our first album for six years, and our first release in the U.S.A. for probably 20 years, so it’s a very big deal for us. Our U.S. fans will, of course, finally be able to get their hands on our music without having to pay a fortune for imports – so this is a win-win situation for everyone. Our next task will be to get over there to play some shows."
Bowes is joined on Wonder Days by Thunder stalwarts Gary "Harry" James and Luke Morley, the band's principal songwriter. Bowes, James, Ben Matthews and Morley formed Thunder in 1989, after working together earlier in Terraplane. Thunder then went on to release a pair of U.K. Top 5 projects between 1992-95: Laughing on Judgement Day and Behind Closed Doors. They also scored 18 Top 40 singles in the U.K. along the way.
Matthews is still a member of Thunder, but he's been absent while recovering from tonsil cancer. Morley took over rhythm guitar duties for the new record. Chris Childs, who joined the group in 1996, remains on bass. He succeeded Mikael Hoglund and co-founder Mark "Snake" Luckhurst.
Recorded at the Monmouth's Rockfield Studios in Wales, Wonder Days was also produced by Morley. Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica) returned to mix the project. His collaborative relationship with Thunder goes all the way back to their 1990 debut, Backstreet Symphony.
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