Naked Thunder

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Naked Thunder
Studio album by Ian Gillan
Released 1990
Recorded Amazon Studios, Liverpool
Crescent Woodcray Studio, Duncans, Jamaica
Olympic Studios, London
Genre Hard rock
Length 49:47
Label Teldec (Europe), Eagle (USA)
Producer Leif Mases
Ian Gillan chronology
Accidentally on Purpose
Naked Thunder (1990) Toolbox (1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Naked Thunder is a 1990 solo album by Ian Gillan, released soon after his departure from Deep Purple in 1989. It features a varied selection of songs, with one of Gillan's most passionate and impressive performances in "Loving on Borrowed Time" and "No More Cane on the Brazos", a traditional tune. The album was produced by Leif Mases and features a number of guest musicians.[2]

The album was available only as an import in the USA until 1997 when it was re-released for American market by Eagle.

Naked Thunder was followed by a lengthy tour and a live video Ian Gillan Live released the same year. The concert was released on DVD in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ian Gillan and Steve Morris except where noted

  1. "Gut Reaction" – 3:46
  2. "Talking to You" – 3:36
  3. "No Good Luck" – 4:12
  4. "Nothing but the Best" – 3:46
  5. "Loving on Borrowed Time" – 5:04
  6. "Sweet Lolita" – 3:50
  7. "Nothing to Lose" 6:17
  8. "Moonshine" (Gillan/Morris/Buckle) – 2:46
  9. "Long and Lonely Ride" – 3:48
  10. "Love Gun" – 3:29
  11. "No More Cane on the Brazos" (traditional) – 8:13
  12. "Rock N' Roll Girls" – 3:20 – bonus track
  13. "Hole in My Vest" – 3:42 – bonus track


  • "Nothing but the Best / Hole in My Vest"
  • "Nothing but the Best / Hole in My Vest / Moonshine"
  • "No More Cane on the Brazos / Long and Lonely Ride"
  • "No Good Luck / Love Gun"
  • "No Good Luck / Love Gun / Rock N' Roll Girls"


Production notes[edit]

  • Recorded at Amazon Studios, Liverpool; Crescent Woodcray Studio, Duncans, Jamaica; and Olympic Studios, London, December 1989 – January 1990
  • Produced by Leif Mases
  • Engineered by Keith Andrews
  • Mixed by Al Stone

Sales accomplishments[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
UK Albums Chart 1990 63
Swedish Albums Chart 1990 27


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Ian Gillan Discobiography". The Highway Star. Retrieved 18 September 2010. "March to December 1990"