Bill, Jim & Ed
THUNDERMUG,s Bill Durst (guitar, lead vocals), Jim Corbett (bass) and Ed Pranskus (drums) recorded this never before released album in 1976, shortly after Joe DeAngelis left the band. For Joe, “the money wasn’t there” and he decided his family was more important than music.
Thundermug, as a powerhouse trio, continued touring for several more years including the cross-Canada QuadraConcert Tour with The Stampeders (late 1976) and openers for Aerosmith at Toronto’s Massey Hall and with Rush on their Stratford, London and Kingston dates. This re-mastered digital version of the “Bill, Jim & Ed” album includes “Trudy True” & “Make Love All Day” and their 1976 45rpm single “Old Songs” b/w “Love Is”.
Thundermug in the early 1970s with Joe, Bill, Jim & Ed, began specializing in commercial heavy rock and were once referred to as London’s answer to Led Zeppelin.
“Africa” was Thundermug’s most successful single and it became a cult favourite in 1973 on the Axe Records label (AXE 4) and in the States on Doug Morris’ independent Big Tree label. After Axe released “Thundermug Strikes”, EMI licensed ‘Strikes’ in Europe and CBS released a US compilation in 1973. Their 2nd Axe album “Orbit” was recorded and released in late 1973 followed by their 3rd Axe album ‘Ta-Daa’ (1974) also released in the US by Mercury Records.
All songs published by AXE MUSIC
Production & Sound: GREG HAMBLETON
Recorded at CAPTAIN AUDIO 1976
Engineer: Don Geppert
CD Info: Thundermug Strikes CD
ⓟ & © 2016 Greg Hambleton
Axe Records DL-A542