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Thin Lizzy is my favorite “heavy” rock band, at least through the era until Brian Robertson left. The albums after crossed the line into too much dungeons and dragons for me. Maybe that was the heroin. Also live with Gary Moore the soloing was endless, however facile a blues player he may have been. But through 1978 or so they were pretty cool.
I honestly love their entire discography. Not sure what you mean by "dungeons and dragons" though tbh. Their lyrics always seemed much more grounded than their hard rock contemporaries. Lots of blue collar type themes of struggle love, loss, in amongst the standard sex drugs and rock n roll type stuff. Their music has an actual warmth to it I guess. It's not endless cock rock sausage fest.



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RockNRollWhore wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 8:45pm
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Early Ultravox was a little bit punky i think, or punkier anyway, definitely before midge came on board.

I love Lizzy but never made that connection to the Clash. Trying to think of songs i might hear it, maybe Sound of the Sinners and stuff like that is closest? Rory Gallagher, another great irish soul/bluesman also had a big connection to the Pistols, though musically i never really put them together either though. Interesting to think of it in that context all the same.


This could be on cost of living EP... a lot of the western outlaw imagery is similar between the clash and lizzy.
It's a close cousin of Another Girl, Another Planet.
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RockNRollWhore wrote:
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Early Ultravox was a little bit punky i think, or punkier anyway, definitely before midge came on board.

I love Lizzy but never made that connection to the Clash. Trying to think of songs i might hear it, maybe Sound of the Sinners and stuff like that is closest? Rory Gallagher, another great irish soul/bluesman also had a big connection to the Pistols, though musically i never really put them together either though. Interesting to think of it in that context all the same.


This could be on cost of living EP... a lot of the western outlaw imagery is similar between the clash and lizzy.
You're right there, there's a very common link in terms of imagery and use of mythology. The difference I'd see is that for the clash, joe in particular, it was more a form of escapism whereas i think Phil did really identify with the characters he wrote about in songs like Renegade or Southbound and the pain they were experiencing. Two great rock songwriters in their own way but i think phil put a lot more of himself into his songs than joe ever did, he often wrote more like a bluesman than a rock singer. Trying to imagine joe ever writing a song like Sarah and it's impossible, maybe later in life but still not seeing it.

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While we're on the subject of Thin Lizzy, this BBC doc 'Bad Reputation' from 2011 is good.

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Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.

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Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
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Olaf wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 3:33pm
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08 Apr 2021, 2:30pm
Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
Phil’s solo albums are great for indulging in the more soulful side of things. Solo in soho is a fantastic record.

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Olaf wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 3:33pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 2:30pm
Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
Always way underrated in my eyes, even by Lizzy fans. I used to share a flat with a couple of Lizzy diehards back in the day and they'd look at me funny when I'd tell them Nightlife was my fav Lizzy album, kind of how staunch Van Morrison fans would look when I'd claim to be a Van fan who didn't really "get" Astral Weeks. I guess i just liked being an ornery fucker sometimes.

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Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 5:31pm
Olaf wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 3:33pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 2:30pm
Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
Always way underrated in my eyes, even by Lizzy fans. I used to share a flat with a couple of Lizzy diehards back in the day and they'd look at me funny when I'd tell them Nightlife was my fav Lizzy album, kind of how staunch Van Morrison fans would look when I'd claim to be a Van fan who didn't really "get" Astral Weeks. I guess i just liked being an ornery fucker sometimes.
I actually really even like their folkier stuff. Those first two records were great. Songwriting wise maybe nothing amazing but Lynott is such a good fucking frontman and his gravely delivery just sends it home for me; really well suited for that more pastoral style.

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Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 5:31pm
Olaf wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 3:33pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 2:30pm
Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
Always way underrated in my eyes, even by Lizzy fans. I used to share a flat with a couple of Lizzy diehards back in the day and they'd look at me funny when I'd tell them Nightlife was my fav Lizzy album, kind of how staunch Van Morrison fans would look when I'd claim to be a Van fan who didn't really "get" Astral Weeks. I guess i just liked being an ornery fucker sometimes.
Certainly their bluesiest album, if that is even a word. I guess Lizzy diehards will probably lean more towards the strictly rock/metal stuff a la Jailbreak. Me, I have a hard time picking a favourite album. So many great entries to choose from. But Nightlife would surely be in my Top 5.
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Olaf wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 11:01am
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 5:31pm
Olaf wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 3:33pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Apr 2021, 2:30pm
Listened to Nightlife earlier today and reminded myself why it's probably my favourite Lizzy album. The live tracks are phenomenal of course but it's easy to forget just how great the studio Sha La La and Still In Love versions are too.
It's a great album, if a bit on the quiet side. Very warm and soulful sounding. Quite underrated in their catalogue.
Always way underrated in my eyes, even by Lizzy fans. I used to share a flat with a couple of Lizzy diehards back in the day and they'd look at me funny when I'd tell them Nightlife was my fav Lizzy album, kind of how staunch Van Morrison fans would look when I'd claim to be a Van fan who didn't really "get" Astral Weeks. I guess i just liked being an ornery fucker sometimes.
Certainly their bluesiest album, if that is even a word. I guess Lizzy diehards will probably lean more towards the strictly rock/metal stuff a la Jailbreak. Me, I have a hard time picking a favourite album. So many great entries to choose from. But Nightlife would surely be in my Top 5.
Great band. My faves are Jailbreak/Live & Dangerous/Black Rose. But all their albums up to and including Chinatown have their charm.
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As this is a GEER thread I'll leave this here.

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 2:56pm
As this is a GEER thread I'll leave this here.

https://superdeluxeedition.com/news/thi ... s-box-set/
I’m mighty tempted but I’m afraid my CD collection mostly collects dust these days. I have the complete funhouse sessions boxset for example and it’s kind of nice and pretty to look at but I don’t really ever listen to it much...

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 2:56pm
As this is a GEER thread I'll leave this here.

https://superdeluxeedition.com/news/thi ... s-box-set/
I’m mighty tempted but I’m afraid my CD collection mostly collects dust these days. I have the complete funhouse sessions boxset for example and it’s kind of nice and pretty to look at but I don’t really ever listen to it much...
Was very tempted by the complete funhouse but there are so many similar takes of the same track that I wouldn't play it so i just got a two disc edition and that satisfies my needs.
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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 2:56pm
As this is a GEER thread I'll leave this here.

https://superdeluxeedition.com/news/thi ... s-box-set/
That one's sitting on my shelf, still in shrink wrap. The download gets played a lot though.
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