Live At Virginia Beach (Bronte BRS-1002) 1973





Sons Of Thunder - Live At Virginia Beach







Sons Of Thunder’s third and heaviest album is a collection of live recordings from a place in Virginia Beach called the Upstairs Coffee-house, the walls, floor and ceiling of which certainly must have been shaking during this performance! Raw electric guitars, jamming leads, cookin’ bass, fervent organ and aggressive percussion frequently make for an early hard rock Santana kind of sound, surprisingly intense as they plow through titles like ‘Soul Stew’, ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’, ‘Get Up And Walk’ and Carole King’s ‘I Want To Believe In Humanity’, all captured in wonderful live local 4-track crudeness. Quiets down for covers of ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘Mighty Clouds Of Joy’ and The Beatles’ ‘In My Life’. ‘Eutychus’ draws its inspiration from the character in Acts 20 who falls out of a window, his story sung here from the perspective of his fictitious girl-friend (“I know you would fall for me too”). Also includes renditions of ‘Magnificent Sanctuary Band’ and Skip Prokov’s ‘Step Out On The Sea’. Comes in a hand-stamped plain white cover with insert. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).







Sons of Thunder - Live (Bck)







I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.





Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Soul Stew
1-2Jesus Is Just Alright
1-3I Want To Believe In Humanity
1-4Killing Me Softly
1-5Mighty Clouds Of Joy
2-1Magnificent Sanctuary Band
2-3Get Up And Walk
2-4In My Life
2-5Step Out On The Sea