Release Date: Oct 4, 2005
Record label: Memphis Industries
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Dance
The Go! Team earn their exclamation point. Their debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, is a refreshing blast of Day-Glo bubble-dance-pop that could crack a smile on even the most frozen of faces. The sound of the record is a slap in the face to audio purists; it sounds like it was recorded on a truck stop-quality cassette in a very damp, crowded basement.
Big beats can aim to inspire a lot of different emotions, but rarely do they shoot for wistfulness. The Go! Team hit that feeling over and over on their debut, Thunder Lightning Strike. They emerged a few years back with the single "Get it Together", included here, along with material from other early EPs. "Get it Together" starts with a thudding hip hop beat, then weaves in a pennywhistle that could come from a toddler television show.