The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (LRS 2021)

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (LRS 2021)

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Magenta Vinyl & sticker sheet, run of 300

The first and solo practitioners of cheerleader punk. The Go! Team’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike is an explosion of colour and energy that evokes images of high school sports meets, inner-city summer days and the liberty of youth.

The six-piece’s maximalist sound, with its two drums, choral chants, air-raid siren guitars, record-scratching and strong overriding melodies made the album impossible to ignore upon release in 2004. Recorded in the basement of Ian Parton’s parent’s house, the album maintains its scratchy, DIY aesthetic despite its vastly ambitious scale.