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Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:05:59 PM »
Bret and Scott were talking about Midnight Oil in Bret's Armageddon thread and whilst I was clinging to the debris in the flood I found this to start his one up...



Rather irritatingly it has to be watched on youtube I've just discovered... :rolleyes:
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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 05:09:58 AM »
Anybody can come up with something earlier than this? This was 64 and the TBird barely out as shipping didn't commence til late 63. That TBird and the accompanying Firebird must have cost The Merseybeats a fortune, but it sure gave them an immediately recognizable look. Of course the audio is entirely studio dubbed (and judging from the quality several decades later).

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 06:04:02 AM »
Bret and Scott were talking about Midnight Oil in Bret's Armageddon thread and whilst I was cling to the debris in the flood I found this to start his one up...



Rather irritatingly it has to be watched on youtube I've just discovered... :rolleyes:
Not available in my country??? wtf.
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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 06:23:06 AM »
Anybody can come up with something earlier than this? This was 64 and the TBird barely out as shipping didn't commence til late 63. That TBird and the accompanying Firebird must have cost The Merseybeats a fortune, but it sure gave them an immediately recognizable look. Of course the audio is entirely studio dubbed (and judging from the quality several decades later).

You showed an admirable restraint not mentioning the bassplayer's name...;)

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 08:05:45 AM »
Not videos, but here's some various footage of TBs in the wild...




(note: watch out for the volume after that last clip...)






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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 08:20:24 AM »
That Chambers Brothers clip is fantastic !
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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 08:48:29 AM »
This thread could not be complete without ... (and no nasty stadium rock comments either, Dave!):

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 08:53:03 AM »
If you look closely, you can see David Martin and his Thunderbird here. This had to be sometime in 1965 because Woolly Bully was released early in the year, and David and the rest of the band quit late in the year.


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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 08:53:14 AM »
Ze mighty Donnervogel even landed in Bicentennial fashion with proggies in Deutschland:

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 08:57:09 AM »
This thread could not be complete without ... (and no nasty stadium rock comments either, Dave!):
....

Why? Is it arena rock claiming to be classic blues?  :P

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 12:30:09 PM »

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 01:14:11 PM »



Did someone say Thunderbird?

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 01:22:36 PM »
Quote from: uwe
This topic has been moved to its rightful home. Those Brits are a disorganizsed lot.
:P ;)

Suprisingly difficult to find a decent vid with Way playing one... go figure...



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... and how could we have a thread without including a bit of NR and a certain gentleman...

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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 02:24:42 PM »
:P ;)

Suprisingly difficult to find a decent vid with Way playing one... go figure...


You typed the wrong band when searching Kenny  :P:. Here's some premium Pete posing:


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Re: Music videos that feature Thunderbirds
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 02:54:55 PM »
 Uwe I don't think the Brits look that disorganizsed  ;)

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