The Rainmakers were a Kansas City, Missouri-based original rock band which had a small string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the United States and Europe. Tornado was released in 1987 and was the second studio album by them. Personally I had never heard them until last Friday. The guy at the record store saw what I was picking out and suggested this band. He put this disc on the turntable and two minutes later I said sold, put that sucker in my pile. Absolutely loved it. They are very similar in vein to Jason and the Scorchers, but not quite. They released three studio albums then disbanded, although they have since gotten back together and released some new material. Perhaps their most prominent fan is horror writer Stephen King, who quoted the band's lyrics in his novels The Tommyknockers and Gerald's Game. After listening to the album I can see why he did, the lyrics are brilliant. If you haven't heard these guys I would highly recommend tracking down this out of print treasure. One listen to the Wages of Sin should convince you. Currently trying to track down the other albums by these guys.