Thunder (Andy Taylor album)

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ReleasedJune 1987
RecordedSummer 1986
Studio The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Genre Rock, hard rock, glam metal
Label MCA
Andy Taylor chronology
Singles from Introducing Lobo
  1. "I Might Lie"
    Released: 1987
  2. "Don't Let Me Die Young"
    Released: 1987
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Thunder is the debut 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. [3] [4] [5]


The album peaked at No. 61 on the UK Albums Chart, but fared better on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 46. "I Might Lie" and "Don't Let Me Die Young" are Top 40 hits on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks, peaking at No. 17 and No. 36 respectively.

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.

Track listing

All songs are written by Andy Taylor and Steve Jones, except where noted.

Side A
1."I Might Lie" 5:20
2."Don't Let Me Die Young" 4:23
3."Life Goes On" 4:53
4."Thunder" 4:03
5."Night Train" 4:40
6."Tremblin'" 4:30
7."Bringin' Me Down" 5:07
8."Broken Window"Taylor4:11
9."French Guitar" 4:03




1987US Billboard 20061
UK Album Charts [6] 46
1987"I Might Lie"U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks [7] 17
"Don't Let Me Die Young"U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks [7] 36

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