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Thin Lizzy?

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Total votes : 149

Postby robert thefamilyghost on Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:02 pm

what the fuck!? i just voted CRAP and see that it's 18 to 2 in favor of this crappy band...all of you dudes are morons!
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Postby endofanera on Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:04 pm

robert thefamilyghost wrote:what the fuck!? i just voted CRAP and see that it's 18 to 2 in favor of this crappy band...all of you dudes are morons!

Look again.
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Postby sandinojones on Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:24 am

Thin Lizzy is one of the most under-appreciated bands ever. Everything that was good about 70's rock and hard rock in general.

Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song


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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:41 pm

sandinojones wrote:Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song


Fuck yes.
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Postby Angus Jung on Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:56 pm

sandinojones wrote:Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Fuck yes.

"Cowboy Song" is my favorite Thin Lizzy song too.

My favorite Thin Lizzy songs have kind of a sad, wistful quality that other rock bands don't convey. This quality is there in the lyrics and singing, but it's really driven home in the music.
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Postby tmidgett on Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:08 pm

Angus Jung wrote:
sandinojones wrote:Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Fuck yes.

"Cowboy Song" is my favorite Thin Lizzy song too.


me too

good band. unique hard rock band.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:08 pm

Angus Jung wrote:
sandinojones wrote:Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Fuck yes.

"Cowboy Song" is my favorite Thin Lizzy song too.

My favorite Thin Lizzy songs have kind of a sad, wistful quality that other rock bands don't convey. This quality is there in the lyrics and singing, but it's really driven home in the music.


Maybe this quality has to do with being black and Irish. Or maybe it's that Lynott did his own harmonies, fairly rare in rock music, which usually sounded kind of frail and desperate.

Or maybe it's Phil Lynott's unabashed Romanticism, which he must have realized was already well on its way to being totally passe (e.g., punk), but the poor sod just couldn't help himself.

Or maybe it was the drugs. So sad, the drugs.
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Postby Ty Webb on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:26 pm

Any vote for "crap" is a vote against rock'n'roll, you weak-wristed sissies.

Listen to "Emerald" and tell me this band is crap. I suppose Nickelback fans may find it challenging, but anyone with ears and an appreciation of the rock song will vote a resounding...



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Postby Linus Van Pelt on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:44 pm

I've been meaning to get into this band for some time now, and haven't gotten around to it.

Still, I know enough to say Not Crap. Glad to see this is 27-2. There was probably a time when I didn't know better and would have voted Crap. I'm glad that's over.
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Postby placeholder on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:23 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:There is much more to enjoy in the Lizzy catalogue, but any one of these records will provide an excellent introduction to the finest melodic hard rock band of the 1970's.


How will buying Thin Lizzy records help introduce somebody to Kiss?
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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:08 pm

Ty Webb wrote:Any vote for "crap" is a vote against rock'n'roll, you weak-wristed sissies.


rock'n'roll is for sissies...
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:26 pm

placeholder wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:There is much more to enjoy in the Lizzy catalogue, but any one of these records will provide an excellent introduction to the finest melodic hard rock band of the 1970's.


How will buying Thin Lizzy records help introduce somebody to Kiss?


Not buying Thin Lizzy records will introduce somebody to Kiss-ing my ass.
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Postby Ty Webb on Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:07 am

robert thefamilyghost wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Any vote for "crap" is a vote against rock'n'roll, you weak-wristed sissies.


rock'n'roll is for sissies...


Sissies who score more meals at the Y than a fat hobo.
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Postby Terrainasaur on Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:48 am

I'm partial to the first three albums, those that could not be considered "hard rock."

That doesn't mean I don't love their later stuff (maybe with the exeption of China Town era.)

But those first three albums, damn. Eric Bell is more powerful than any combination of guitar players after him, Brian Downey played a more interesting set of drums at the time and they were writing far less predictable, more unique stuff, as opposed to the (admittedly beautiful) formula that they slipped into after Bell split.

Vagabonds of the Western World makes it as my alltime favorite album.
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Postby tipcat on Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:33 pm

Angus Jung wrote:
sandinojones wrote:Personal Favorite:
Cowboy Song

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Fuck yes.

"Cowboy Song" is my favorite Thin Lizzy song too.

My favorite Thin Lizzy songs have kind of a sad, wistful quality that other rock bands don't convey. This quality is there in the lyrics and singing, but it's really driven home in the music.


I heard "Cowboy Song" while out last night. Gourgeous song. I agree...Thin Lizzy's songwriting packs an emotional whallop that other like bands of their era lack. (Boston, I am looking at you and your Rockman.)
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Postby krakabash on Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:53 pm

"Romeo and the Lonely Girl"
and
"Rocker"
are faves.

Sometimes they make you band your head, and sometimes they make you cry.
Sometimes both in the same song.

Great band.
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Postby elmofreech on Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:54 pm

I really really like "Dancing in the Moonlight." A less tawdry "Night Moves" I once remarked. I love the innocence of it all.... "I always get chocolate stains on my pants."

"Jailbreak" might be the greatest riff ever.

When I listen to the "Live" record I think, "Man, all these tunes are ballads." Not that they're slow and arpeggiated, but they're all so lonesome and sad.

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Postby rocker654 on Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:55 pm

Only sissies hate Thin Lizzy.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby night_tools on Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:09 pm

Rotten Tanx wrote:Has anyone heard the song Gabrielle on the latest Ween album? If I heard it on the radio I'd swear blind it was Thin Lizzy.


That's exactly what I thought.

Live and Dangerous is an incredible album.

Emerald is my favourite Thin Lizzy song as well.
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Postby Ty Webb on Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:58 pm

night_tools wrote:
Emerald is my favourite Thin Lizzy song as well.


Mastodon used to do a ferocious cover of it live. Sounds blasphemous at first, but it was simultaneously a respectful homage and a devastating new take.
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