Thunder, Lightning, Strike

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Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Studio album by The Go! Team
Released 13 September 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock, alternative dance, alternative hip-hop, post rock
Length 35:46
Label Memphis Industries
Producer The Go! Team, Gareth Parton
The Go! Team chronology
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
(2004)
Proof of Youth
(2007)

Thunder, Lightning, Strike is the debut album by The Go! Team. It was released on British label Memphis Industries in 2004 and was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.

The album was re-released in the UK and the US by Columbia Records in October 2005. It was slightly remixed (due to sample clearance issues) and contains bonus tracks. It peaked at No. 48 in the UK in February 2006, some 18 months after its original release. It was co-produced by Ian's brother, Gareth Parton in their parent's garage in Swansea and mixed at The Fortress Studios, London.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[6]
Robert Christgau A−[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
RTÉ 4/5 stars[9]
Slant 4.5/5 stars[10]
Stylus (B)[11]

Reception for Thunder, Lightning, Strike was very positive. Pitchfork placed Thunder, Lightning, Strike at number eight in their top albums of 2004.[12] Review aggregator Metacritic indicates a score of 86 (indicating "Universal acclaim").[13] Pitchfork later placed Thunder, Lightning, Strike at number 171 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Panther Dash" (The Go! Team/Paul Cooksey) – 2:46
  2. "Ladyflash" (The Go! Team/Davy DMX/Holland/Dozier/Holland/Smith/Davis/Miner) – 4:10
  3. "Feelgood by Numbers" (The Go! Team) – 1:58
  4. "The Power Is On" (The Go! Team) – 3:14
  5. "Get It Together" (The Go! Team) – 3:25
  6. "Junior Kickstart" (The Go! Team/Macdermot/Rado/Ragni) – 3:35
  7. "Air Raid GTR" (The Go! Team) – 0:38
  8. "Bottle Rocket" (The Go! Team/Ninja/Ellis) – 3:43
  9. "Friendship Update" (The Go! Team) – 4:00
  10. "Huddle Formation" (The Go! Team/Ninja) – 3:12
  11. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" (The Go! Team/Neil/Nyro) – 4:58

Re-release[edit]

  1. "Panther Dash" (The Go! Team/Paul Cooksey) – 2:50
  2. "Ladyflash" (The Go! Team/Davy DMX/Holland/Dozier/Holland/Smith/Davis/Miner) – 4:16
  3. "Feelgood by Numbers" (The Go! Team) – 1:56
  4. "The Power Is On" (The Go! Team) – 3:14
  5. "Get It Together" (The Go! Team) – 3:28
  6. "We Just Won't Be Defeated" (The Go! Team) – 2:45
  7. "Junior Kickstart" (The Go! Team/Macdermot/Rado/Ragni) – 3:32
  8. "Air Raid GTR" (The Go! Team) – 0:39
  9. "Bottle Rocket" (The Go! Team/Ninja/Ellis) – 3:32
  10. "Friendship Update" (The Go! Team) – 4:00
  11. "Hold Yr Terror Close" (The Go! Team) – 2:18
  12. "Huddle Formation" (The Go! Team/Ninja) – 3:11
  13. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" (The Go! Team/Neil/Nyro) – 5:08

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced – The Go! Team and Gareth Parton.
  • Scratching on "Get It Together" – Rob Winterson
  • Mastered – Mike Palmer at Masterpiece

Notes[edit]

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