thunderhead _ st _ 01 _ busted in georgia.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 02 _ lay it on the line.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 03 _ got to get away.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 04 _ showdown.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 05 _ hit and run driver.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 06 _ breaux bridge rag.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 07 _ juliette.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 08 _ arned robbery.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 09 _ more than i can chew.mp3
thunderhead _ st _ 10 _ rock me, roll me.mp3
hunderhead were a briefly active hard rock/blues act formed in New Orleans in the early 70's. Their only album, "Thunderhead", was picked up by ABC/Dunhill Records and issued in 1975. Though the band enjoyed minor success in portions of the country, their relentless touring and promotion of the album was met with general indifference and the band members parted ways the following year. Several of them went on to work with Johnny Winters and in studio production and engineering.
This album is an excellent foray into bluesy southern hard rock, much like early Point Blank or Hydra. The vocal harmonies are stellar and the performances are fluid and powerful. It's quite a shock that this band has been relegated to obscurity, as the songwriting is top notch and the production is quite exceptional given the year the album was recorded. The band's gritty style is embellished with flutes and congas, making them entirely unique entries in the southern rock genre.