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US misanthropic sludgers Thunderchief bring up a cover of The Who’s classic »The Seeker«

US misanthropic sludgers Thunderchief continue with their covers series and this time they bring up a cover of The Who’s classic »The Seeker«

»The Seeker« was written by Pete Townshend and was first released by The Who as a non-album single in March 1970, also included on the band’s 1971 compilation album »Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy« and other compilations.

Recorded at Soulcraft Studio, Richmond, VA.
Mastered by Allen Bergendahl.
Photo by Chris Boarts Larson.

The idea of Thunderchief began in 2006, as behind-the scnes guy Rik Surly set off to creat a band without any other members. Years of wasting time and money with less than dedicated proved tobe the catalyst for catharsis.

The early years were proving fruitful in the fact that music fans were looking for something “different”, supporting the idea that “if you do it, they will come”. These years saw Rik touring and recording as a one-man solo project, with a wall of 30 speakers as the only support.

Recording was done by laying down real drum tracks, and using those tracks live to create the complete “band”. Since most music fans aren’t impressed by 1 person on a stage, the idea of having another member was almost too depressing to move forward with.

2011-2015 were spent touring, driving around the country with no plan, just getting the name out and playing live. Then, in 2016, Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Kilara, Avail, etc.) came into the fold by providing drum tracks and co-writing to further the endeavor…at first, only playing on recordings. Thunderchief kept on touring as a one-man solo project until Larson decided in 2020 to commit to writing, recording and touring with Thunderchief.

From this point forward, the duo has written and recorded what they feel is the most reperesentitive of the band’s vision. Their latest album »Synanthrope« was released December 3, 2021 in digital format, recorded by Mike Dean (Corrosion Of Conformity), and mixed by Mark Miley.

Thunderchief is:
Rik Surly – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Erik Larson – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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