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$75.00

Thor (Jon Mikl) - Thunder On The Tundra b/w Hot Flames (picture sleeve with patch)

Format: 45
Label: Ultra Noise ION 168
Year: 1984
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: metal, rock muscle
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Value of Original Title: $75.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 1980's, Metal

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Thunder On The Tundra

Side 2

Track Name
Hot Flames

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Thor (Jon Mikl) - Thunder On The Tundra b/w Hot Flames (picture sleeve with patch)

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Thunder On The Tundra b/w Hot Flames (picture sleeve with patch)

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Information/Write-up

Even by heavy metal's innately freaky standards, the artist known as Thor was an absolute superfreak! Straight-faced Norse god impersonator, semi-professional bodybuilder, on-stage wrestler, all-around performance artist (known to bend a steel bar between his teeth!), sometime actor, and, oh yeah, even occasional rock & roll singer, Thor (full fake name Jon Mikl Thor) was a Vancouver, Canada, native with a flair for both theater and music. Although most heavy metal fans would only become aware of his antics in the mid-'80s, the roots of Thor's act hail all the way back to the early '70s, when the still teenaged winner of the Mr. Junior Canada bodybuilding title decided to parlay his sudden celebrity into a full-on character based on the ubiquitous Viking god of thunder.

Amazingly, it worked, and after short stints doing everything from playing in bands to starring in a Las Vegas revue dressed in gladiator gear to working as a nude waiter in Hawaii, in 1976 Thor landed a booking on The Merv Griffin Show!
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The rest is History!

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