THIN LIZZY

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inspired by listening to 'fighting'

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Jailbreak 14
Fighting 4
Johnny the Fox 3
Vagabonds of the Western World 2
Black Rose: A Rock Legend 2
Bad Reputation 2
Chinatown 1
Thin Lizzy 1
Nightlife 1
Shades of a Blue Orphanage 1
Renegade 0
Thunder and Lightning 0


CNTFACE (omar little), Saturday, 4 April 2009 06:48 (ten years ago) link

it's gotta be 'jailbreak', and i attribute that to the high ratio of quality songs as well as the sublime twin lead break on 'emerald'.

Charlie Howard, Saturday, 4 April 2009 08:52 (ten years ago) link

jailbreak for sure

ABSOLUTELY NO SCRUBS WHATSOEVER, Saturday, 4 April 2009 11:20 (ten years ago) link

Yeah Jailbreak, but Johnny The Fox and Bad Reputation are close. Maybe I should try hearing the early records again, are they worth it?

Matt #2, Saturday, 4 April 2009 11:30 (ten years ago) link

the three I have (Jailbreak, Bad Reputation and Vagabonds) are all awesome but i'd probably feel challopy voting for anything other than Jailbreak. I guess by conventional wisdom the next one I should get is Fighting? anyone heard the live record released a few weeks ago?

I wanna change your name to mrs. smash (some dude), Saturday, 4 April 2009 11:56 (ten years ago) link

Jailbreak through Bad Reputation a run of perfect albums. Voting Bad Reputation though, for "Southbound" alone.

Also curious about that live LP - woulda grabbed it but shit's pricey

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 4 April 2009 13:28 (ten years ago) link

Johnny The Fox.

Marty Innerlogic, Saturday, 4 April 2009 13:28 (ten years ago) link

Live and Dangerous was the sound of Dublin immediately pre-Punk - everyone had a copy.......
But since it ain't there 'Shades' because it holds out the promise of strange other career Phil might have had

sonofstan, Saturday, 4 April 2009 13:34 (ten years ago) link

fighting is dope fwiw

CNTFACE (omar little), Saturday, 4 April 2009 14:18 (ten years ago) link

i would go with vagabonds, but they were so perfect in that there is no "one album." they transcend all canonical biz. you wouldn't have any idea how great they really were unless you got into some album tracks. i barely even like the big singles, its like there are two different bands to consider.

noizez duk, Saturday, 4 April 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

thin lizzy is like my favorite band where there are still gaping holes in my collection. outside of a greatest hits collection, i've never heard Shades or Vagabonds or anything post-Bad Rep. i will say that while i can't in good faith vote for the first record, it is definitely worth your time.

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Saturday, 4 April 2009 18:06 (ten years ago) link

This is pretty hard because Thin Lizzy is so fucking awesome, but I had to vote for Johnny the Fox -- mainly for the tracks Borderline and Fool's Gold. Who said hard rock couldn't be depressing as fuck?

Fighting would be my second choice.

Viceroy, Saturday, 4 April 2009 19:48 (ten years ago) link

"Whiskey in the Jar" wld fit right in on Marquee Moon.

i'm shy (Abbott), Saturday, 4 April 2009 19:55 (ten years ago) link

i own all these albums and the only ones i never listen to are the last two. i listen to phil solo more than the last two. first album is my favorite, but i love everything up to and including bad reputation. depends on my mood. sometimes i'm in a Chinatown mood! Nightlife might be my second fave album.

the New Day EP should be on here too, just cuz EPs are people too.

http://991.com/newGallery/Thin-Lizzy-New-Day-EP-222119.jpg

scott seward, Saturday, 4 April 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

voted bad reputation

autogucci cru (deej), Saturday, 4 April 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

taking sides - U.K. debut cover -vs- U.S. debut cover:

U.K. cover

http://www.popsike.com/pix/20060628/150003506245.jpg

U.S. cover

http://www.popsike.com/pix/20080912/110288859457.jpg

scott seward, Saturday, 4 April 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

usa

kamerad, Saturday, 4 April 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

I like fighting waaaaaaaaaay better than jailbreak. (and better than most things.)

original bgm, Sunday, 5 April 2009 21:51 (ten years ago) link

Hips n thighs always win, but that one is kinda bony. Black Rose: A Rock Legend.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 6 April 2009 03:59 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 23 April 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 24 April 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) link

nice to see so many getting a vote

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:37 (ten years ago) link

Gary Moore's 1969 Skid Row were pretty good. more 'prog' than lizzy.

Michael B, Sunday, 3 May 2009 19:51 (ten years ago) link

fucking plebes voting for Jailbreak...

Edward Aetheling (Viceroy), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:19 (ten years ago) link

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:34 (ten years ago) link

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:39 (ten years ago) link

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:40 (ten years ago) link

motorhead w/ lynott! wish this was better quality

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:49 (ten years ago) link

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 14 May 2009 05:49 (ten years ago) link

A version I've not heard before of my favorite Thin Lizzy song. no video.

james k polk, Thursday, 14 May 2009 07:33 (ten years ago) link

"Little Girl In Bloom" is a stunning song. Sounds way better on the Vagabonds album. That was supposed to be issued as a double deluxe a couple years ago, but then never appeared, except for possibly an ultra rare Japanese version. I wonder what happened.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 14 May 2009 12:35 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Black Rose totally got robbed here!

The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments (Abbbottt), Thursday, 14 October 2010 03:50 (eight years ago) link

"Do ANything You Want To" is the perfect cure for the blues, I swear.

The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments (Abbbottt), Thursday, 14 October 2010 03:51 (eight years ago) link

Black Rose is my favorite. The first three albums got double deluxe treatment from Universal this week, including the stellar Vagabonds Of The Western World. Might be UK-only though. I'm waiting to find a good price.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:24 (eight years ago) link

Shiiiiit

Trip Maker, Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:25 (eight years ago) link

If you find a good price on 'em stateside let us know - I'd definitely be interested.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:55 (eight years ago) link

"Do ANything You Want To" is the perfect cure for the blues, I swear.

― The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments (Abbbottt), Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

listening to Got to Give it Up is a downer though. love Black Rose

mizzell, Thursday, 14 October 2010 16:08 (eight years ago) link

For real, it's great! The album is a portrait of a conflicted inner life, which is the kind of thing I always appreciate.

The Ten Things I Hate About Commandments (Abbbottt), Thursday, 14 October 2010 16:39 (eight years ago) link

'got to give it up'

j. sargent & lil k3v (deej), Friday, 15 October 2010 00:59 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

WEDNESDAY LET'S GO

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Thursday, 25 November 2010 06:37 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Opium Trail kills.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 02:45 (five years ago) link

Just re-watched the Behind the Music on these guys that sold me on them a decade ago. Shazam helped me make a pretty ace Spotify playlist of things I either didn't know or didn't know well:

http://open.spotify.com/user/124420673/playlist/5hS7TBmVWVcVNxKJgX6VpH

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:15 (five years ago) link

Not sure I get the hate for Renegade. "Heart Attack"'a "Mama I'm dyin'/Mama I'm dyin' dyin' dyin'" chorus is Phil at his absolute best.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 19 October 2013 14:39 (five years ago) link

And "It's Getting Dangerous" is one of Phil's best melancholy "Don't look back in anger" lyrics.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 19 October 2013 14:43 (five years ago) link

Renegade and Thunder And Lightning were reissued on Universal on Oct 1, the latter a double CD. They're good albums, just not as consistent as their classics. I also recommend UK Tour 1975 as a great summary of their best stuff up to that point, just about as great as their more well known live album.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 19 October 2013 15:00 (five years ago) link

But since it ain't there 'Shades' because it holds out the promise of strange other career Phil might have had

It's a good record – but there are certainly elements that found their way into Thin Lizzy proper. For instance, the title track exudes the kind of languid young ruffians nostalgia of which he became rock's foremost practitioner later in his career. Not usually with mellotron tho.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 October 2013 12:32 (five years ago) link

And yes, I'm going thru their entire catalogue.

UK Tour '75 smokes btw.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 October 2013 12:36 (five years ago) link

Tons of these songs have become major earworms for me over the past few weeks. "Southbound," "It's Getting Dangerous," "Bad Reputation..." Amazing stuff.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:17 (five years ago) link

Man I love Southbound

Trip Maker, Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:41 (five years ago) link

That song's been in my head lately too.

how's life, Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:26 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

listening to Black Rose an it's oh so good. those guitar harmonies are so developed and smooth, and even though there's heavy guitar work all over this, it sounds so 'happy' and fun.

plus there weren't enough baritone vocalists like Lynott (and still aren't). I've always loved teh Lizzy style of "chunk-chunk" riff on their uptempo numbers.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 27 July 2014 21:43 (five years ago) link

obv "Got to Give It up" is anything but happy but it's gripping and well written/performed.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 27 July 2014 21:50 (five years ago) link

Opium Trail kills.
― Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:45 AM (9 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

A WIZARD WANDERS THRU A WORLD HE BUILT FROM DREAMS...~

bernard snowy, Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:14 (five years ago) link

Jailbreak through Bad Reputation a run of perfect albums.

I challenge you to name one thing about Fighting that's not perfect. Can't be done.

bernard snowy, Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:17 (five years ago) link

DON'T STICK YER SIGN ON ME, I AIN'T GOT NO LABEL

bernard snowy, Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

(I'm not sure why Black Rose hasn't clicked with me yet, but rest assured that once it does I will return to this thread to defy you once again)

bernard snowy, Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:19 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...
four years pass...

when i'm tired of acca dacca, i let my neighbours listen to thin lizzy. i sang 'the boys are back in town' at an open mic last night for a giggle. had the entire pub singing along - all nine patrons. i recently learned that phil lynott's mum used to manage a (then) hotel on the next street from me, here in manchester - the song is purportedly about a gang who used to frequent it. the building still stands. pop fact!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Street_Gang

meaulnes, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:46 (one week ago) link


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