Go! Team, The / Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Album: Thunder, Lightning, Strike   Collection:General
Artist:Go! Team, The   Added:Jan 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-15 Pull Date: 2006-03-19
Week Ending: Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 2 6 8 6

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5. Apr 17, 2018: deep storage
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6. Jun 11, 2014: A Family Affair
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Album Review
Wicked Child
Reviewed 2006-01-11
Bombastic, joyful mix of samples and live horns/female vocals. This is an incredibly fun record of sound collages, One of my favorite releases of 04/05. As much as I love this album, the tracks are hard to distinguish from each other, with very similar instrumentation. They fall into one of three categories: songs that sound like Saturday morning cartoon themes, songs that heavily sample 70s/80s vocals, and songs that have lots of spaghetti-western horns. A lot of tracks have countoffs and yea-yea-yeas. See also: The Avalanches.

This is the American re-release of the debut album from last year, with minor changes. It has a tighter sound, and tracks 6 & 11 are newly added from b-sides, though both are pretty weak.

Best instrumental tracks: 1, 10, 12, 13. Best vocal tracks: 2, 4. Singles: 2, 7. FCC Clean.

--David Blackman (Wicked Child)

1. Energetic horns, mostly instrumental, feels like an opening track
***2. More sedate, 70"s disco feel synth beats, lots of "yea yea yea"s. Could be music for a diversity/fun segment on sesame street.
3. Jaunty, jangly, reminiscent of Charlie Brown theme music, whining spaghetti western horn.
***4. Hip-hop/ska female vocals, clapping, darker/more ominous sound
5. Varied track, opens with Stereolab-style 1-2 guitar, moves to flute over hard bass beat reminiscent of Rugrats theme, ends with ~1 minute of scratching
6. Weakest track. Muted, static-y vocal sample of "we just won't be defeated"
7. Guitar build-up intro. Sounds like the background music for a montage in a 70s movie. Somewhat abrupt ending.
8. 40 seconds of a guitar sounding like an air raid siren. That's it.
9. 70's female vocals, fastest vocal delivery. Jackson-5 style "2-4-6-8-10" countoff.
10. Symphonic, hopeful sound, slower, catchy repeated piano riff, western-style horns.
11. Hushed female lo-fi vocal over a lone piano, 60s psych-folk feel
***12. "5, 6, 5, 6, 7, 8" intro. Hardest, best guitars on the album.
***13. Banjo intro, rolling feel. Very wistful western feel, very much a closing song, "goodbye & happy trails" sentiment.

Track Listing
1. Panther Dash   7. Junior Kickstart
2. Ladyflash   8. Air Raid Gtr
3. Feelgood By Numbers   9. Bottle Rocket
4. The Power Is On   10. Friendship Update
5. Get It Together   11. Hold Yr Terror Close
6. We Just Won't We Defeated   12. Huddle Formation
  13. Everyone's A V.I.P To Someone