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Monday 21 March 2022

Thunder Road


Last Monday when I featured Thunder and Fire by Jason & the Scorchers Alyson and Walter both got awfy excited when they saw the title thinking that it may have been the return of one of my compare and contrast series. Rol quite rightly pointed out that Thunder and Lightning would be more appropriate.

Anyway I had a look in the music file to see what there was in the Thunder file (there were plenty with Fire). Not much was the answer. There is some stuff by Johnny Thunders and also the Fabulous Thunderbirds. As far as songs were concerned there was Thunder on the Mountain by Bob Dylan which featured earlier this month and another three plus a couple about thunderstorms.

And obviously there was Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen. I'm not sure why it didn't feature in my Springsteen Covered series particularly as I have two covers.Maybe it because they are not on the same planet never mind ballpark as the Boss.

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - Thunder Road(Live New Jersey 19/09/78)

Greg Kihn - Thunder Road

Frank Turner - Thunder Road


  1. I have one 'Thunder and Lightning' and a 'Lightning and Thunder' if you need them

  2. Thanks - I'll get back to you if I go down that road

  3. Yes, we didn't really think it through, but I'd already typed the question in the comments box and it was too late to retract. We can rely on Rol to point out our foolishness though.

    A nice quartet of Thunder songs from you though this week. As you say the Fire songs could last for some time.

  4. One of Bruce's very best. A bit disappointed to hear that Greg Kihn saw fit to tinker with the lyrics to be honest.

  5. Did you ever have Fire (and Water - nudge nudge) in your compare and contrast series? These days my memory only stretches back to what I had for breakfast!