So this is an appreciation post for my all time favourite band and why you should check them! The great and the incredibly influential Thin Lizzy! Founded in 1969 and in the great city of Dublin by bassist and singer Phil Lynott, drummer Brian Downey and guitarist Eric Bell. Phil and Brian would be the only members to play on every single album. After the departure of Eric Bell from the band they got two guitarist Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham, with this line up they started the trend in rock and metal bands that have two lead guitarists and playing harmonies together that greatly influenced bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden, in different line ups they'd have other great guitarists like Gary Moore, Snowy White and John Sykes. No matter your taste you'll like some of their work. If you like stuff like early Pink Floyd and other experimental rock I'd highly recommend their first 3 albums, Thin Lizzy (self titled), Shades of a Blue Orphan and Vagabonds of The Western World. If you're a fan of classic rock like led Zeppelin then you should give the albums Nightlife and Fighting a try. If hard rock/early metal is your taste then you can't go wrong with Jailbreak, Johnny the Fox, Bad Reputation and Black Rose: A Rock Legend. If catchy 80's rock is up your alley then Chinatown and Renegade are for you. And lastly if you're into heavy metal along the lines of Motörhead then you have to listen to their final album Thunder and Lightening, the song "Cold Sweat" is enough for you to get this album alone. In my humble opinion Thin Lizzy is the worlds most underrated band, even though most of the time they were a hard rock band with blues origins they still deeply impacted the heavy metal scene and hard rock scene. They don't have a single bad album at all and if you're looking for a new band to get into then give them a try!
Here’s to a weekend of celebrations. Happy birthday sweet sixteen to my Goddaughter, @tabsy_.x , for yesterday and birthday wishes today to the whackiest 😉 and one of the most knowledgeable Lizzy fans on the other side of the pond, Mr @21tyler.burton. Also, Happy Anniversary to @thinjim and his good lady, Karen, for yesterday 🍾 and happy first Wedding Anniversary to my gorgeous baby sis and bro-in-law for today, @themillatron and Robbie Red Socks. 😘💚 Whatever you’re celebrating this weekend, even if it’s just the cracking weather we’re having in Europe, I hope it’s full of love, laughter and lots of Lizzy. 🤘🏼#thinlizzy#phillynott#briandowney#brianrobertson#scottgorham#congratulations
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town (from Jailbreak Album 1976)
Thin Lizzy dibentuk pertama kali pada tahun 1969 di Dublin, Irlandia oleh drummer Brian Downey dan bassist Phil Lynott. Hampir semua lagu Thin Lizzy ditulis oleh Phil Lynott yg mampu membawa Thin Lizzy mencapai kesuksesan komersil dgn lagu-lagu hits nya seperti Whiskey in the Jar, Jailbreak, Sarah, dan The Boys Are Back In Town.
The Boys Are Back In Town rilis tahun 1976 dalam album Jailbreak yg berhasil nongkrong di nomer 18 dalam Billboard 200, dan posisi nomer 10 di UK Album Charts dan berhasil terjual sebanyak 500.000 copy di amerika sehingga album Jailbreak mendapat sertifikasi Gold dari RIAA. The Boys Are Back In Time masuk di nomer 499 dalam daftar 500 Greatest Songs of All Time versi majalah Rolling Stone tahun 2004. Q Magazine menempatkan The Boys Are Back In Town di posisi 38 dlm daftar the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
Musik Thin Lizzy mencerminkan berbagai pengaruh, termasuk musik Country, Psychedelic Rock, dan musik rakyat Tradisional Irlandia, tetapi pada umumnya diklasifikasikan sebagai musik Hard Rock. Rekaman awal Thin Lizzy (album Self Titled 1971) disebut"paling kredibel diantara veteran Rock lainnya. Kesuksesan Thin Lizzy tidak lepas dari kejeniusan Phil Lynott dalam menulis lagu dan telah membawa Thin Lizzy mampu merilis total 12 album studio sebelum kematiannya pada 4 januari 1986.