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Band: Thin Lizzy

Postby placeholder on Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:51 pm

The Nazareth post made me think of these guys. As a sidenote: I'm not voting yet. Curiosity got the better of me, and I picked up Jailbreak used over the weekend. I like it OK, but I really know nothing about this band's music outside this one album.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:55 pm

Do yourself a favor. Buy more Thin Lizzy.

NOT CRAP.
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Postby Macho Man Angry_Dragon on Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:57 pm

They're good, but they are no Grifters.
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Postby placeholder on Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:58 pm

Bradley R. Weissenberger wrote:Do yourself a favor. Buy more Thin Lizzy.

NOT CRAP.


Signore Bradley,

Do you recommend any albums in particular, or are they all worth picking up?

- Jacques
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Postby skpprn on Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:17 pm

definitelt NOT CRAP. one of the best, if not THE best twin guitar duos ever Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham.

albums:
Jailbreak
Johhny The Fox
Bad reputation

and one of the best live albums ever (after Motorheads No Sleep 'til Hammersmith) Live and Dangerous.
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Postby stewie on Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:43 pm

I picked up their new Greatest Hits double album in Dublin a few weeks back and have listened to it many times since. It's a good introduction to the band if you can get it, but I think it may only have been released in Europe so far.

I also concur with the recommendation of "Live and Dangerous" as one of the best live albums ever.

Oh yeah...NOT CRAP.
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Postby Bradley R. Weissenberger on Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:33 pm

placeholder wrote:Do you recommend any albums in particular, or are they all worth picking up?

Anything from 1975 through 1980 -- whether live or studio.

But "Jailbreak" is an obvious starting point. A reasonable person of initially casual interest can get away with a greatest hits collection.

Don't go see them now, though.

Seriously. Don't go.
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Postby segerandpriest on Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:42 pm

the early shit is damn hard to find but incredible.
vagabonds of the western world, in particular.
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Postby mywar on Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:49 pm

Thin Lizzy was the greatest.

I personally adore the "Black Rose" album, but like them all!

I went and saw the lame ass new "thin lizzy" when they opened up for Deep Purple... still don't know why, but let me tell you, I can`t believe how horrible it was. Take amazing songs, strip them of all their passion, replace it with dashes of every rock cliche in the book, and you`re not even in the radar of how awful they were. Their rendition on "Black Rose" was even more appaling than Limp Bizcuit`s version of "Behind Blue Eyes". They needed to be stopped. Problem is, if I had a gun at the show, I probably would have just killed myself instead.

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Postby connor on Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:01 am

I happen to be obsessed with the guitar tone found in the title track from Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak. It doesn't get much better than that. Speaking of Jailbreak, have any of you seen that early 70s promo-video for AC/DC's Jailbreak? It's fucking hilarious (and ends with Bon being gun downed by Malcom right as he makes it out...with a bullet in his back).
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Postby Andrew L. on Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:25 am

I know the goodness of "The Boys are Back in Town," but little else. I have some Thin Lizzy to buy!

Salut, thin Lizzinites of internet message board.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:26 am

Bump! (ba-da-da-da-da ba-da-da-dum) Bump! Bump!
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Postby horsewhip on Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:31 am

NOT CRAP, I guess, but I rarely feel compelled to listen to them. I guess I like my rock music to kick ass, and Thin Lizzy very rarely kick ass. Most of the time, they just kinda "boogie."

I don't think Thin Lizzy is bad, by any means, but I think I'd just rather listen to AC/DC or The Monorchid or something else most of the time, y'know?

EDIT: I also feel it neccessary to mention that the odds of a Jailbreak occuring at the jail are very good.
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Postby Sverige on Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:38 am

So Not Crap
vagabonds of the western world is incredible
their first record is like nothing else, in a very good way of course
Fighting is awesome
the song "the farmer" is incredible
jailbreak is beautiful
when it got to chinatown....

but never the less
thin lizzy is a great great band
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Postby glynnisjohns on Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:06 am

Jailbreak the album, the song. I love it.

Great cover art too, reminds me of all those Marvel comics from the 70's.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:16 pm

Thin Lizzy
Shades of a Blue Orphanage
Vagabonds of the Western World
Jailbreak
Johnny the Fox
Live and Dangerous


I recommend each of these records without reservation. 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.
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Postby Bloodjet on Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:26 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Bump! (ba-da-da-da-da ba-da-da-dum) Bump! Bump!


Is that "Bad Reputation?"
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:30 pm

Bloodjet wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Bump! (ba-da-da-da-da ba-da-da-dum) Bump! Bump!


Is that "Bad Reputation?"


It was trying to be "The Boys Are Back in Town."
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:14 pm

This thread has interested my pique. I'll check them out.

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.

Also, my grandads sister claims she used to babysit for a young Phil Lynott. Never trust the memory of the Irish though.
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Postby stewie on Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:37 pm

Rotten Tanx wrote:Also, my grandads sister claims she used to babysit for a young Phil Lynott. Never trust the memory of the Irish though.


Maybe she used to babysit Philomena Lynott (the now-unheard-of Lizzy member)?
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