Dave Brogan | Thunderbird Sun Transformation

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Thunderbird Sun Transformation

by Dave Brogan

The debut solo release from the singing, songwriting drummer of ALO. Ten brand new songs ranging from arena rock-pop to ethereal, soft folk to face melting, hypnotic, psychedelic jams. Produced by Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stony Fields
5:16 album only
2. Broken Record
5:25 album only
3. The Infinite Eye
5:09 album only
4. Tehachapi Mountain
5:28 album only
5. Casey
4:47 album only
6. Easy
4:57 album only
7. Amelie
3:38 album only
8. Pemberton Steps
8:18 album only
9. In Memory Of Her
5:17 album only
10. In My Bed Tonight
3:33 album only


Album Notes
Given free rein, the ALO drummer-singer-songwriter scoops up the past 40 years or so of radio fare and drinks deep. Thus, he can jump from late '70s Rod Stewart-esque slink ("Stony Fields") to '90s coffeehouse rock ("Broken Record") to "The Infinite Eye," which suggests a pop music take on Mahavishnu Orchestra - something echoed in the cover art which recalls the pastel spirituality of Mahavishnu's Birds of Fire sleeve. And then comes blazing, hypnotic "Casey," a hanging-off-the-backbeat dark smile that grinds out a lusty lil' assault prodded nicely by Tim Young's squirrelly electric guitar. Each cut skirts pop's usual Beatles cosmology to synthesize new wrinkles textured by a strongly individual mind. Put another way, Brogan sounds like he's turned on a radio in the past 20 years and betters most airwave fodder with offhanded skill.

-Dennis Cook

I just have to say that I am so excited by Dave Brogan's new solo album! I was lucky enough to receive a promo copy from Brogan a few weeks ago, and I'm hooked and can't get enough of it. It's an enormously impressive and masterfully written collection of songs. I knew that he was a richly talented and multi-dimensional musician, but this album will simply blow your mind. I can totally see this band hitting the stratosphere and taking it as far as they want.

-Linda Haggerty
SB Music Phreaks

Produced by Tim Bluhm and Dave Brogan


Stony Fields
Dave Brogan: Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Paul Hoaglin: Bass
Tim Bluhm: Electric Guitar
Dave Simon – Baker: Electric Guitar
Jackie Greene: Hammond Organ, Solo Guitar

Broken Record
Dave Brogan: Drums, Wurlitzer, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Ari Gorman: Bass
Paul Moore: Minimoog, Slide Guitar

The Infinite Eye
Dave Brogan: Drums, Acoustic Guitar Loops, Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Hoaglin: Bass
Tim Young: Electric Guitars

Tehachapi Mountain
Dave Brogan: Electric Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Tim Young: Electric Guitar

Dave Brogan: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Tim Young: Feedback
Paul Hoaglin: Electric Guitar, Bass

Dave Brogan: Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Tim Bluhm: Electric Guitar
Dan Lebowitz: Electric Guitar

Dave Brogan: Percussion, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Synths, Wurlitzer, Vocals

Pemberton Steps
Dave Brogan: Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Amelia Windecker: Vocals
Tim Young: Electric Guitars, Right Channel Guitar Solo
Tim Bluhm: Left Channel Guitar Solo

In Memory Of Her
Dave Brogan: Percussion, Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

In My Bed Tonight
Dave Brogan: Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Music and lyrics by Dave Brogan
Lyrics at the end of “Easy” from the song “Santa Cruz” by Sean Burns
Additional lyrics on “Broken Record” by Paul Moore

Recorded at Mission Bells studio in San Francisco, Maple Leaf studio in Seattle and Laughing Tiger in San Rafel onto an Otari MX-70 16 track 1” magnetic tape deck and Pro-Tools HD digital audio workstation.

Engineered by Dave Simon – Baker
Mixed by Mike Cresswell
Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Oasis Mastering

Art direction and layout by Amelia Windecker and Dave Brogan

Copyright 2008 Montana De Oro Publishing (ASCAP)

“One always makes out once underway–provided one IS underway.”
– Bernard Moitessier



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an amazing record!
Dave Brogan is an amazing songwriter, musician.. this album is so, so great.. beautifully recorded.. awesome songs, just a great, great album! Buying two more for friends.

Matthew Wilde

A cool sound
I'm not sure why Dave Brogan was compared to Rod Stewart, Dave is cool and Rods a tool! Anyway it sound really good this album, it's what you expect from an Alo guy they are all talented musicians and all have that cool vibe about them and there lyrics and sound. Brogans voice marrys perfectly with Zach Gills on Alo albums but he does'nt seem to be credited as much as Zach, it does'nt carry the same humour as gills stuff album but has an equally good vibe and lyrics. I am really looking forward to the new Alo album now too, all the best to Dave Brogan. Thanks to cd baby for a fast delivery and really funny email!

Ernst Tritt

I know dave brogan since years from ALO, and i was so excited about his solo album and i must really say it's amazing! In my opinion after "sleep through the static" the best album 2008! Thanks dave, hope i'll see you anytime in germany! :) peace jake

Matthew Wilde

Love this album
The best thing I have heard in the past year, better than 'stuff' and 'sleep through static' and that is saying something !


This is one of those fantastic albums that are take a few listens to reveal its nuances and strengths and there are many. From heartfelt songs to cutting lyrics, the Brogan musical landscape is rich in its abundance. You are gonna dig it.