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Thunder & Glyder
- March 24th 2007 - Bochum (D), Matrix -




Just before doors open only about 50 people were gathered waiting. People came to see British hard rockers Thunder. Support on this European tour were the Irish Glyder - a band most won't have heard of. The quartet opened up with Colour Of Money from their debut album. Their 70's classic rock sounds a lot like Thin Lizzy, but they aren't copycats! But this kind of music is much fun live and so the band bassist / singer Tony Cullen soon made the people move. With She's Got It they played a really catchy tune and soon the first people were singing along during the refrain. My personal highlight was Stargazer - I just love this song! With Over And Over and Sweets they presented 2 new songs which showed that the foursome will stick to classic rock, but will wove in some new sound elements. It was just fun to listen to the Irish and time was flying and it was time for their last song - Die Or Dance.
A long change-over, but at least during the set of Glyder more people arrived. Finally it got dark again, the sound of thunder a flashing white light called the people's attention and Thunder entered the stage. The British hard rockers started their set with Loser. With Dirty Dream they presented the first song of their current album Robert Johnson's Tombstone, but then it was time for singer Danny Bowes and his mates to travel back in time - to Higher Ground. The place was on fire when they played songs like Low Life In Hight Places, Laughing On Judgment Day and Gimme Some Lovin'. Bassist Chris Childs always stayed in the background and left the spot light to Danny Bowes and guitarists Luke Morley and Ben Matthews - not just when they played some new songs like the title track of their latest album. Especially the single The Devil Made Me Do It was fun. And with Love Walked In and I Love You More Than Rock And Roll they finished their set. The fans shouted for more and the five returned for some more songs incl. Better Man.
Thunder always been one of the hard rock bands who toured a lot. And it's obvious that they sill enjoy playing live. Danny Bowes was dancing, entertaining and joking. And the sympathetic Brits really entertained the people. Hopefully more hard rock bands will find their way back to the stages - and hopefully the hard rock fans will come to see them.



Claudia Ehrhardt

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