Thunder, Lightning, Strike

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Thunder, Lightning, Strike
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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)Proof of Youth2007

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 parents' garage in Swansea and mixed at The Fortress Studios, London.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Mojo 3/5 stars[6]
NME 9/10[7]
Pitchfork 8.7/10[8]
Resident Advisor 4.5/5[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[11]
The Village Voice A−[12]

Reception for Thunder, Lightning, Strike was very positive. On review aggregator site Metacritic, the album has a score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Pitchfork placed Thunder, Lightning, Strike at number eight in their top albums of 2004[13] and at number 171 on their list of the top 200 albums of the 2000s.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

All tracks written by The Go! Team (additional writers where noted).

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Panther Dash" Paul Cooksey 2:46
2. "Ladyflash" Davy DMX, Holland–Dozier–Holland, Carl William Smith, Billy Davis, Raynard Miner 4:10
3. "Feelgood by Numbers"   1:58
4. "The Power Is On"   3:14
5. "Get It Together"   3:25
6. "Junior Kickstart" Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni 3:35
7. "Air Raid GTR"   0:38
8. "Bottle Rocket" Ninja, Shirley Ellis 3:43
9. "Friendship Update"   4:00
10. "Huddle Formation"" Ninja 3:12
11. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" Fred Neil, Laura Nyro 4:58

Re-release[edit]

All tracks written by The Go! Team (additional writers where noted).

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Panther Dash" Cooksey 2:50
2. "Ladyflash" Davy DMX, Holland–Dozier–Holland, Smith, Davis, Miner 4:16
3. "Feelgood by Numbers"   1:56
4. "The Power Is On"   3:14
5. "Get It Together"   3:28
6. "We Just Won't Be Defeated"   2:45
7. "Junior Kickstart" MacDermot, Rado, Ragni 3:32
8. "Air Raid GTR"   0:39
9. "Bottle Rocket" Ninja, Ellis 3:32
10. "Friendship Update"   4:00
11. "Hold Yr Terror Close"   2:18
12. "Huddle Formation" Ninja 3:11
13. "Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone" 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]

  1. ^ http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov05/articles/goteam.htm
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Thunder, Lightning, Strike by The Go! Team". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Thunder, Lightning, Strike – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Blender (31): 134. November 2005. 
  5. ^ Endelman, Michael (3 October 2005). "Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Mojo: 98. Cunning juxtapositions such as the haunting harmonica that chisels blissful melodies from chest-beating samba horns on opener 'Panther Dash' seem more purposeful than perverse. 
  7. ^ "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". NME: 53. 11 September 2004. 
  8. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (26 October 2004). "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Ojukwu, Chima (23 September 2004). "The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Sheffield, Rob (20 October 2005). "Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 25 June 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (9 October 2005). "The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Christgau, Robert (14 February 2006). "Consumer Guide: Forever Young". The Village Voice. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (21 December 2010). "Top 50 Albums of 2004: 10–1". Pitchfork. Retrieved 31 December 2004. 
  14. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 

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