» » Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air / Accidents

Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air / Accidents FLAC album

Performer: Thunderclap Newman
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Something In The Air / Accidents
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Style: Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1157 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1836 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1167 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 860

Something in the Air" is a song recorded by Thunderclap Newman, written by Speedy Keen who also sang the song. It was a No. 1 single for three weeks in the UK Singles Chart in July 1969. The song has been used for films, television and adverts, and has been covered by several artists. The track was also included on Thunderclap Newman's only album release Hollywood Dream over a year later.

Thunderclap Newman had not planned to undertake live performances, but the band relented when, to their collective surprise, "Something in the Air" became a chart success. The trio, augmented by Jim Pitman-Avery (bass guitar) and McCulloch's elder brother Jack (drums), undertook a 26-date tour of England and Scotland in support of Deep Purple from July 1969 to August 1969. In October 1970, Thunderclap Newman released its critically acclaimed album, Hollywood Dream. That year, they released three singles: "Accidents/I See It All", "The Reason/Stormy Petrel" and "Wild Country/Hollywood Dream". On 7 November, they appeared on Ev (. The Kenny Everett Show).

Founding member of Thunderclap Newman, the band that had a No 1 hit with Something in the Air in 1969. However, a second single, Accidents, did not appear until May 1970 and barely made the UK Top 50. The group’s sole album, Hollywood Dream, was released in October 1970. It reached No 163 in the US and made no impression at all in Britain, though is now considered a neglected classic. In 1971 they supported Deep Purple again on British and Scandinavian tours, but broke up in April that year.

Thunderclap Newman were a UK rock group formed by jazz pianist Andy "Thunderclap" Newman, singer/drummer John "Speedy" Keen and 16-year-old guitarist Jimmy McCulloch. Pete Townshend discovered them. Townshend engineered, arranged and played bass on this song. The Who never had a hit - this was the only song he worked on that went to the top of the charts. The original title was "Revolution," but they had to change it when The Beatles came out with a song using that title. This was used in the 1969 film The Magic Christian.

Thunderclap Newman was a British rock band that Pete Townshend of the Who and Kit Lambert formed in 1969 in a bid to showcase the talents of John "Speedy" Keen, Jimmy McCulloch, and Andy "Thunderclap" Newman. Their single, "Something in the Air", a 1969 UK number one hit, remains in demand for television commercials, film soundtracks and compilations. The band released a critically acclaimed rock album, Hollywood Dream, and three other singles (which appeared on the album), "Accidents", "The Reason" and "Wild Country".


Something In The Air 3:45
Accidents 3:55


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OG 9435 Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air / Accidents ‎(7", Single) Old Gold OG 9435 UK 1984
OG 9435 Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air / Accidents ‎(7", Single) Old Gold OG 9435 UK 1984
873 502-7 Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air ‎(7", Single) Polydor 873 502-7 US Unknown