Sunday, March 14, 2010

John Porter McMeans - Vigilante Man

I had been searching for a long time for this, and here it is: "Vigilante Man", first and only solo outing by former Thunder (80's) front man John Porter McMeans. Thunder made two great albums, the first a bit rootsier than their second (and final), "Headphones For Cows", which was firmly rooted in 80's AOR. And so is this little solo album,, or rather EP. It has 6 track, 4 of which he previously recorded with Thunder. The two new tracks are a welcome addition to the Thunder albums. Fans of AOR and those who don't mind all those Southern Rock bands who started playing a Southern flavored AOR will thoroughly enjoy this. And I do too. Thanks to Steve for this. Last train to paradise.


Luc said...

Interesting. He chooses among the best Thunder songs.

Anonymous said...

Hi skydog,

Wasn't there a link for the second Thunder cd? called: Headphones for cows (1981)
I can't find it anymore. Have you got it|?

Skydogg said...

There never was. It's still in print and can be ordered at several (web-)stores.

Anonymous said...

Yep it was another blog

Anyway just in case...

Thunder - same 1980
(320kbs+ covers)

Thunder - headphones ..1981
(128 kbs)