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Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go! TeamAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 4, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000AP2Z3A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,410 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Go! Team needs no introduction: their debut, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, is already a bona-fide phenomenon in America, without ever having been released in stores. Lodged somewhere between Vince Guaraldi, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground and Motown, The Go! Team sound is totally unique. Columbia. 2005.

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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go! October 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Go! Team might just have one of the catchiest albums of the year, "Thunder Lightning Strike." When it first came out, definitely the catchiest of last summer. Despite the current wave of nu-Manchester or new wave bands that are popping up, this Brighton band dips into a different musical well.

Their unique sound is made up of sunshine funk, big beats, peculiar samples, adrenaline-pumping rock, TV theme songs and the occasional cheerleader. (Yes, cheerleader) It opens with a charged trashcan drum song, "Panther Dash," before slipping into a series of funky, blippy grooves.

Those sounds run through the entire album, alternating between hyperkinetic rock'n'roll and colorful electronic big beats. It's all jammed with harmonica, horn, what sounds like a sitar, and hip-hop flourishes. And whatever style it is, it's danceable from beginning to end, densely packed with fun beats and wild rhythms.

In fact, it's hard to find a part of "Thunder Lightning Strike" that isn't packed with at least two kinds of sound at once. In fact, it sounds like they gathered every single instrument they could get their hands on, dosed them with Red Bull and planted them in front of a bunch of 1970s TV shows. That retro sound isn't a gimmick, however -- even if you don't have nostalgia for that TV era, the sound is wildly entertaining.

Their hyperdrivin' guitars might sound repetitive, if they didn't have lots of samples and extra instrumentation thrown in, including blaring trumpets and some explosive drums. And the flourishes range from glockenspiel to horns to harmonica. Without them, the music would seem a little too bare and ordinary.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but.... August 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ok, I love this cd to death. It's cool that the US version has "We Just Won't Be Defeated" and "Hold Yr Terror Close," but in all honesty you're better off paying for the import version. As much trouble as their label went through to clear all the samples from the original UK release, they couldn't get them all. And songs like "The Power is On," "Bottle Rocket," and "Huddle Information" really suffer without the female MC samples on the verses. Trust me, buy the import instead. It's pure genius.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go! June 4, 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Go! Team might just have one of the catchiest albums of the year, "Thunder Lightning Strike." Definitely the catchiest of the summer. Despite the current wave of nu-Manchester or new wave bands that are popping up, this Brighton band dips into a different musical well.

Their unique sound is made up of sunshine funk, big beats, peculiar samples, adrenaline-pumping rock, TV theme songs and the occasional cheerleader. (Yes, cheerleader) It opens with a charged trashcan drum song, "Panther Dash," before slipping into a series of funky, blippy grooves.

Those sounds run through the entire album, alternating between hyperkinetic rock'n'roll and colorful electronic big beats. It's all jammed with harmonica, horn, what sounds like a sitar, and hip-hop flourishes. And whatever style it is, it's danceable from beginning to end, densely packed with fun beats and wild rhythms.

In fact, it's hard to find a part of "Thunder Lightning Strike" that isn't packed with at least two kinds of sound at once. In fact, it sounds like they gathered every single instrument they could get their hands on, dosed them with Red Bull and planted them in front of a bunch of 1970s TV shows. That retro sound isn't a gimmick, however -- even if you don't have nostalgia for that TV era, the sound is wildly entertaining.

Their hyperdrivin' guitars might sound repetitive, if they didn't have lots of samples and extra instrumentation thrown in, including blaring trumpets and some explosive drums. And the flourishes range from glockenspiel to horns to harmonica. Without them, the music would seem a little too bare and ordinary.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked unique sound - Another great one! September 19, 2005
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Track 5 on "Thunder, Lightning, Strike", "Get It Together" is the hit theme song to a hit TV show that hasn't been made yet and doesn't yet realize it's the perfect song for them. Until then, it's a perfectly bright, mood-enhancing, some might say Power Song, inevitably annoying when you just want to be left alone to stew in one's own crap, but you just can't stop hearing it everywhere.

But it isn't everywhere -- yet.

Get into it before someone you hate buys the rights to associate it with their product and ruins it for you.

And the entire album extends that good feeling. I imagine myself running around the yard with kids to this album. I imagine myself joining the coolest cheerleading team ever to dance to this album -- and I usually hate the idea of myself cheerleading. I imagine every minute I listen to this album is another minute banishing gloom from my life.

Where the heck's the buzz for a work as positive and genuine and accessible as this???

People I talk to keep complaining about how everything they hear sounds the same, but almost no one goes out of their way EVEN JUST A LITTLE to find great stuff by folks making new, exciting POP MUSIC like the Go! Team. This album still has time to prove itself in the marketplace in the US, although it has been around a long while in the UK, but The Go! Team are just one of dozens of artists releasing albums in the last few years that have hit the proverbial wall in terms of the tight control very few channels (distribution, media, labels) have on music. It's not James Joyce, people, but neither is it the bland crap people buy because they only put money down for what they're sold; they only get what they're told to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack to adventure
The Go! Team's debut album is an energetic post-pop ride. Filtered through 1970s action films and schoolyard antics, their sound carefully negotiates the comfortably familiar and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by ricky
5.0 out of 5 stars 5,6,5,6,7,8!
Awesome album, full of great, energetic songs! Interesting instrumentation and samples and well-constructed songs. The Go! Team just won't be defeated!
Published 10 months ago by Some guy
5.0 out of 5 stars The most incredible music in ten years!
The Go! Team. Wow, I'm so thankful that I explored to see what their music was all about. I was totally floored by the music. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kerry A. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
use go team as used in NFL ads for pregames at basketball games. haven't had time to listen to the whole thing.
Published 17 months ago by Donn Hoganson
4.0 out of 5 stars For Happy People and Kids
Between instrumentals and barely intelligible lyrics, this album may not be for everyone-- indeed, I only bought it as Track 5 "Get it Together" was a favorite of both my 7 and 9... Read more
Published on February 27, 2012 by Cinemaphile
5.0 out of 5 stars A marketing coup...
I'm giving this album five stars for providing the world with one of the greatest marketing chuckles of all time. Read more
Published on August 26, 2011 by MDA
3.0 out of 5 stars Fixed social scene
3 1/2

Go! brought a youthful, unabashedly cynic-free enthusiasm to the indie scene with their clever usage of cheer vocals wrapped around a highly engaging cocktail of... Read more
Published on February 5, 2009 by IRate
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, if you like this kind of thing
I ordered this CD after watching a preview for the upcoming PS3 video game, "LittleBigPlanet". I liked the track 'Get it Together' that was used as the backround music for several... Read more
Published on July 26, 2008 by Xabidar
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome hybrid sound - a mustbuy
This album is great if you're looking for a high-energy fun sound for some party or just for running. Loved this album and am bummed I missed their concert.
Published on October 25, 2007 by clicclic
4.0 out of 5 stars A little too much treble
I love the energy of the songs on this album, but I must criticize the mix. There is just too much treble, making this album painful to listen to on headphones. Read more
Published on July 11, 2007 by Lane Phillips
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