Thunderegg is a band/recording project, led by Will Georgantas, that has been around since 1995. We started in Connecticut, were based in and around Brooklyn for fifteen years, and now Will is operating out of San Francisco. Depending on how you count, there are somewhere between twelve and a gazillion Thunderegg albums, and hundreds of songs. Some of these recordings feature Will alone, recording to a four-track cassette deck, and others feature the full band—which most recently included Jake Fournier on bass, Ken Moon on guitar, and Russell Lord on drums. Well, until Russell moved to New Orleans. Thunderegg has alternately been hailed by a discerning wing of the media and willfully flown beneath the radar. The Egg has, for better and for worse, always been cultish. Some might say churlish.
In January 2006, Thunderegg released the groundbreaking anthology Open Book: The Collected Thunderegg, 1995–2004, which presented a CD-ROM of the first eight Egg albums—231 songs (as mp3 files) along with a handsome, illustrated lyric book. Critics liked it. Since then, Will has released a bunch of other albums, including This Week (the best of 2005′s Song of the Week project), Where Are the Cars, Platinum, and the full-band Line Line, which was produced by Sparklehorse’s Alan Weatherhead. That album’s awesome follow-up, C’mon Thunder, is almost ready, too, and there’s also a compilation called History Unit, Volume 1, that features 14 songs with essays embedded within the mp3 files.
But hey, as Martin DeBergi would say, enough of my yakking. Here is the master Thunderegg page, where you can keep up to date with Thunderegg, hear all the music, audit the Thunderegg History Lesson (a series of pieces, posted Monday and Thursday, that connect specific songs with stories from the time of their creation), and also witness various other flights of fancy that often involve baseball. Thunderegg likes baseball a lot.