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Postby m.koren on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:21 pm

SecondEdition wrote:You know...I don't think I've ever knowingly heard one note of Thin Lizzy.

Huh. Weird.

I guess I should get some of their stuff.


That depends. Do you like the idea of Steely Dan in leather tights ?
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Postby SecondEdition on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:54 pm

m.koren wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:You know...I don't think I've ever knowingly heard one note of Thin Lizzy.

Huh. Weird.

I guess I should get some of their stuff.


That depends. Do you like the idea of Steely Dan in leather tights ?


No, but I know enough about them to know that's not what they sound like.
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Postby m.koren on Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:01 pm

SecondEdition wrote:
m.koren wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:You know...I don't think I've ever knowingly heard one note of Thin Lizzy.

Huh. Weird.

I guess I should get some of their stuff.


That depends. Do you like the idea of Steely Dan in leather tights ?


No, but I know enough about them to know that's not what they sound like.


That's debatable.
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Postby Ty Webb on Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:25 am

m.koren wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:
m.koren wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:You know...I don't think I've ever knowingly heard one note of Thin Lizzy.

Huh. Weird.

I guess I should get some of their stuff.


That depends. Do you like the idea of Steely Dan in leather tights ?


No, but I know enough about them to know that's not what they sound like.


That's debatable.


Only in the same way that "Being poked in the eye is better than an orgasm" is debatable.
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Postby honeyisfunny on Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:40 am

Ty Webb wrote:
Only in the same way that "Being poked in the eye is better than an orgasm" is debatable.


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Postby emmanuelle cunt on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:33 am

I bought "Jailbreaker" because of this thread. It's great. Thanks, PRF.
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Postby SecondEdition on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:25 am

I got Vagabonds of the Western World cause of this thread.

fucking great stuff. I like it a lot, especially "The Hero and the Madman," "Mama Nature Said," "Little Girl In Bloom," and "Gonna Creep Up On You," which is really damn funky for an Irish hard rock band.

This band is pretty underrated.
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Postby Heeby Jeeby on Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:45 am

I'm delighted to see that this poll is one of the most one-sided I've seen on the forum.

Lizzy are awesome. Like many musicians here I played my first gig in their old haunt Slattery's, overlooked by a giant stained glass Lizzy memorial.

Weirdly enough they refurbished the pub since and sold off everything from furniture to floor to a faux-Irish pub in Chicago (Fadó???). The one thing these assholes didn't take is the giant stained glass Lizzy. Morons.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:01 pm

SecondEdition wrote:I got Vagabonds of the Western World cause of this thread.

fucking great stuff. I like it a lot, especially "The Hero and the Madman," "Mama Nature Said," "Little Girl In Bloom," and "Gonna Creep Up On You," which is really damn funky for an Irish hard rock band.

This band is pretty underrated.


Only by fools, SecondEdition. I'm happy you no longer number yourself among them.

Since you're on the Eric Bell tip (original power trio line-up) get Thin Lizzy or Shades of a Blue Orphanage next. Then get Fighting and Johnny the Fox and Bad Reputation. Save Jailbreak for that bandana full of rush right before the money shot.
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Postby honeyisfunny on Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:43 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:I got Vagabonds of the Western World cause of this thread.

fucking great stuff. I like it a lot, especially "The Hero and the Madman," "Mama Nature Said," "Little Girl In Bloom," and "Gonna Creep Up On You," which is really damn funky for an Irish hard rock band.

This band is pretty underrated.


Only by fools, SecondEdition. I'm happy you no longer number yourself among them.

Since you're on the Eric Bell tip (original power trio line-up) get Thin Lizzy or Shades of a Blue Orphanage next. Then get Fighting and Johnny the Fox and Bad Reputation. Save Jailbreak for that bandana full of rush right before the money shot.


Eric Bell's missus did the sound for my old band once. She told us her husband played guitar and then after some quizzing told us it was Eric. My friend Iain from the band Part Chimp met Brian Robertson in a guitar shop a while back too.
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Postby cutshaw on Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:58 am

I can't remember how to sort all the coding on these pages as it's been a while since I've been on, but the link below is Old Grey Whistle Test footage of Don’t Believe a Word.

It's a pretty good example of all that is great and good about Thin Lizzy, starts a bit slow but worth watching as it deals with everything you love about 70's rock too.

How they end the song is just text book!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9n981iQz3w
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Postby honeyisfunny on Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENy7MQIYJs

Is the one. Check out Robbo in the solo bit at the end. Yes, he is smoking a fag.

This whole video is god-like. I might have already said it but the world can be split nicely into people who like Lizzy and people who don't.
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Postby Heeby Jeeby on Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:40 am

honeyisfunny wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENy7MQIYJs

Is the one. Check out Robbo in the solo bit at the end. Yes, he is smoking a fag.

This whole video is god-like. I might have already said it but the world can be split nicely into people who like Lizzy and people who don't.


Thanks! Emerald is just plain great. I know what side of the world I stand on.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:15 pm

I listened to Vagabonds in its entirety today, a vinyl copy I got for Xmas and had never put on before. Sounded damn good. That solo at the end of "The Hero and the Madman" is too much.
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Postby Ty Webb on Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:34 pm

Some good little-heard TL songs here:
http://www.metafilter.com/74641/THE-POS ... OMPLETISTS
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Postby 6079smith on Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:14 pm

^
Nice one.

Just for the bragging factor, my uncle was a school buddy of Phil Lynott, and by coincidence met him one day when he was, well, famous (uncle was working cargo at the airport, said to himself "all these crates belong to Thin Lizzy! Think I'll ask Phil how he's getting on") They ended up at some crappy bar in the sticks near the airport yelling about the old days (according to the uncle)and how Fleetwood Mac weren't all that great (Lizzy were touring with Fleetwood Mac at that time).

I've met a few members of Lynott's family; I heartily endorse them all for being nice folks.

Oh yeah: the guy played bass in Thin Lizzy.
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Re: Band: Thin Lizzy

Postby cneutron on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:02 pm

so very, very NOT CRAP
I mean c'mon.
Jailbreak might be one of the finest albums in rock and roll and "live and dangerous" one of the best ones.

Bad Reputation and Johnny the Fox are generally under rated as well.
Their take on Whiskey in a Jar is fantastic...
and cheesy earnestness in the lyrics not withstanding... you have to admit Dedication is an incredible rock song.
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Re: Band: Thin Lizzy

Postby Evin Relocation on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:36 pm

Indispensable.

The best thing about Thin Lizzy is that, just when you suspect that you're going to get a handful of "OOOO BABY!" 70s horseshit, you get some of the best lyrics ever presented by a frontman who buries pretty much all of your standard RnR heroes but who NEVER overdoes it.

Frighteningly great grasp of dynamics, as well. Bad Reputation's title track is tits squared.
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Re: Band: Thin Lizzy

Postby yard barf on Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:04 pm

thin lizzy is so corny, and they can seem unremarkable, at first. it's a bit of a mystery to me why I love them so much. the Jailbreak album is wonderful, start to finish. I like too, how clear their vocals are, and kind of up in the mix. it seems to me that a lot of hard rock records have the vocals mixed in a way that they blend in with the music more (which sounds great too, of course.) but there's a dorky quality to thin lizzy's sound that I love, and I think it has to do with the way the vocals are presented.
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Re: Band: Thin Lizzy

Postby cneutron on Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:15 pm

yard barf wrote:thin lizzy is so corny, and they can seem unremarkable, at first. it's a bit of a mystery to me why I love them so much. the Jailbreak album is wonderful, start to finish. I like too, how clear their vocals are, and kind of up in the mix. it seems to me that a lot of hard rock records have the vocals mixed in a way that they blend in with the music more (which sounds great too, of course.) but there's a dorky quality to thin lizzy's sound that I love, and I think it has to do with the way the vocals are presented.
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I think one person's corny is another persons earnest and romantic, to me Thin Lizzy is always on the right side of the eye rolling over earnest, there may be a few phrases that I shake my head a little at... but yes, I would say earnest over dorky.
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