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GoodThunder was a progressive rock band that formed in the early seventies and released one selftitled album, recorded and mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles in 1972. It's such a pity the band did only make one album because it's quite a good one. It's progressive rock with intelligent musical parts and descent vocals. The album was produced by Paul A. Rothchild, a house producer for Jac Holzman's Elektra Records label who produced albums by The Doors, Janis Joplin, Tom Rush and Fred Neil.
Goodthunder: James Cahoon Lindsay (vocals and percussion), John Desautels (drums), David Hanson (guitars and vocals), Bill Rhodes (bass), and Wayne Cook (keyboard).
After Goodthunder disbanded Wayne Cook, John Desautels, David Hanson teamed up with Karen Lawrence in 1975 to start the Daddy Warbucks (1 bootleg on Tiger Lily Records), later renamed to the L.A. Jets. Because of no succes they broke up in 1977.
Bill Rhodes, John Desautels and Karen Lawrence reformed again during 1977, with help from Steve Schiff (guitar), and started 1994. 1994 made two albums. The Love Theme from the movie "The Eyes of Laura Mars Prisoner" wich was sung by Barbra Streisand is a composition by Karen Lawrence and John Desautels. The Albums from 1994 can be found at http://alocacoc-blog.blogspot.com/2007/08/hope-ya-like-it.html. The links are old but still alive.
Wayne Cook had more succes. He played keyboard with Steppenwolf and Player. He played with Alice Cooper in 1982. More recently he joined Wildsteed whose sound combines country and southern rock with a down home American flare. Wayne owns and operates Wayne Cook Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Track listing: I Can't Get Thru To You (Cook,Lindsay) / For A Breath (Foster,Desautels,Foster) / Moonship (Cook,Phifer,Lindsay,Cook) / Home Again (Hanson,Lindsay,Hanson) / Sentries (Hanson,Lindsay,Linvill) / P.O.W. (Hanson,Desautels) / Rollin Up My Mind (Cook) / Barking At The Ants (Hanson)
The Shirts' first album contains their biggest hit "tell me your plans". Their second single "reduced to a whisper" did nothing. Both can be found on this debut album. Annie Golden, the singer of the band, played in three versions of "Hair" and played in some tv-series (Cheers, Miami Vice).
The band split up in 1981 but reunited (exept for Annie) and released a new album in 2006.
Tracklist: Reduced To A Whisper 3:28 / Tell Me Your Plans 3:10 / Empty Ever After 3:52 / Teenage Crutch 3:00 / 10th Floor Clown 4:24 / The Story Goes 4:00 / Lonely Android 3:55 / Running Through The Night 3:46 / They Say The Sun Shines 3:29 / Poe 3:47