|Studio album by|
|Studio||The Record Plant, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock, glam metal|
|Andy Taylor chronology|
Thunder is the first solo album by British guitarist and former Duran Duran and the Power Station member Andy Taylor, released in 1987 on MCA Records. It features former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones on guitar.
The album went out of print in 1990, but reemerged in a newly expanded version on online music services like iTunes when Taylor made his entire catalog available in 2010. In addition to the original version of Thunder, Taylor's previous solo singles such as "Take It Easy" were included as well.
British hard rock band Thunder would later take their name in partial reference to this album.
All songs are written by Andy Taylor and Steve Jones except "Broken Window", written by Taylor alone.
|1.||"I Might Lie"||5:20|
|2.||"Don't Let Me Die Young"||4:23|
|3.||"Life Goes On"||4:53|
|7.||"Bringin' Me Down"||5:07|
|UK Albums Chart||61|
|US Billboard 200||46|
|1987||"Don't Let Me Die Young"||Billboard Album Rock Tracks||36|
|"I Might Lie"||17|
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