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Galaxie 500 was an American alternative rock band that formed in 1987 and split up in 1991 after releasing three albums.

A Reddit user mentioned, "Mark Twain once said of Richard Wagner’s music, It’s better than it sounds. Oddly, the opposite is true of the leadoff track on Galaxie 500’s sophomore album, On Fire. Blue Thunder is about nothing much in particular, as a great many Galaxie 500 songs are. Distracted musings along a highway provide the track’s conceit and underpin its strange, disassociated imagery. The song begins with a soft two-chord rumble, then swells to a loud workout—again, a pattern repeated in much of the band’s work. But here, the parts don’t add up to much beyond their individual merits, which is not true of Galaxie 500’s most interesting work. The lyrics get swallowed up into themselves as Wareham repeats the words “I’ll drive so far away” over the swelling, recurring musical line. Blue Thunder is frequently mentioned as a reference point not only for the band itself but for other slowcore groups that followed. Maybe so, but not in the way you’d hope. It’s actually an index of the weaker tendencies of the genre: monotonous noodling, lyrical self-absorption and repetition standing in place of profundity."

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