Laughing on Judgement Day

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
For a while there, it seemed as though England's Thunder might follow in the footsteps of Def Leppard or Whitesnake and actually conquer America with their powerful melodic hard rock. But, when faced with the ever more hostile musical environment of the early '90s (read: Seattle), all they managed was a smattering of critical support and a number of hit singles in their homeland. Still, despite producing but one big hit in the infectious, horn-punctuated "Everybody Wants Her," Thunder's sophomore album, 1992's Laughing on Judgement Day, was anything but a slump, and may in fact have been the strongest all-around effort of the group's career. Among the highlights, "The...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
For a while there, it seemed as though England's Thunder might follow in the footsteps of Def Leppard or Whitesnake and actually conquer America with their powerful melodic hard rock. But, when faced with the ever more hostile musical environment of the early '90s (read: Seattle), all they managed was a smattering of critical support and a number of hit singles in their homeland. Still, despite producing but one big hit in the infectious, horn-punctuated "Everybody Wants Her," Thunder's sophomore album, 1992's Laughing on Judgement Day, was anything but a slump, and may in fact have been the strongest all-around effort of the group's career. Among the highlights, "The Moment of Truth" and "Today the World Stopped Turning" packed massive, irresistible choruses, while "Low Life in High Places" and "Empty City" provided stunning showcases for the formidably soulful voice of singer Danny Bowes (a latter day David Coverdale, in the best sense). Even borderline sonic relics like the partly funky "The Moment of Truth" and "Fire to Ice" (which bordered on AOR) were meticulously constructed from the ground up -- not that this meant much in the face of grunge. So even though there was not a single obvious clunker among Laughing on Judgement Day's 14 tracks, Thunder's sound was sadly already yesterday's news, and the band would never again replicate the achievements of its early career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 5099996480922
  • Catalog Number: 9648092
  • Sales rank: 73,094

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thunder Primary Artist, Group
Gary James Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals, cowbell
Big Bad Horns Horn, Group
Daniel Don Bowes Vocals, Background Vocals
Snake Davis Brass
International Singing Criminals Background Vocals
Jody Linscott Percussion
Mark "Snake" Luckhurst Bass
Ben Matthews Organ, Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Hammond Organ, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar, Wurlitzer, Soloist, Group Member
Blind Lemon Morley Harmonica
Luke Morley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, wah wah guitar, Soloist, Group Member
Harry Babasin Quintet Drums
Garth Snakey Horn, Acoustic Bass
Friar Don Jose Background Vocals
Grant Kirkhope Horn, Brass
Brother Lucius Background Vocals
Frank Mizen Horn, Brass
Technical Credits
Greg Fulginiti Mastering
International Singing Criminals Contributor
John Kalodner Contributor
Ken Lomas Engineer
Ben Matthews Engineer
Luke Morley Producer, rhythm arrangement
Keith Breeden Artwork
Storm Thorgerson Artwork
Mo Hepple Vocal Arrangements
Tom Wood Artwork
Andy Taylor Producer, Engineer, Jacket Design
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