Charged by the creative force of the late Phil Lynott, the legendary Irish hard-rock band Thin Lizzy combined working class romanticism and Irish folk law with piercing dual-guitar lines. Like artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Lynott was a poet of the downtrodden who helped break down racial stereotypes in rock and became one of the most influential front men in hard rock and heavy metal.
If there's an album where the Thin Lizzy as we know them was born - or, perhaps more accurately reborn - then it must surely be 1975's Fighting. It was the band's fifth album in all, and the second with the line-up of Lynott (bass/vocals), Brian Robertson and Scotty Gorham (guitar) and Brian Downey (drums). Previous album, Nightlife served as the stepping stone to Fighting, where the group finally arrived at a style and approach which suited them, and gave Thin Lizzy a sense of focus and purpose for the future.