Today is New Music Monday and I have been listening to Thunder Live at the 100 Club (2017).
There's nothing fancy about Thunder, they've got a formula of basic blues-based hard rock and they stick to it, but they're bloody good at it. But what makes them special is the tremendous rapport they have with their fans. You really have to see them live to appreciate it, and this album, recorded in a tiny club in front of hard-core fans, creates the live atmosphere perfectly. It makes me wish I had made the effort to catch them on their last tour.
This isn't from the album, but I'm limited by youtube. Sound quality here is a bit ropey but the performance is superb. How can you not love a blues song that includes lines like "I think you better lay off the Greggs steak bakes baby" and "I was so sad I even cut my toenails too short"?