Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy on LP
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.
When scrolling down a list of debut LPs by rock’s heaviest hitters, 1971's Thin Lizzy is too often lost in the shuffle. Long before the group’s trademark “twin-guitar” sound was born and anthems like "Jailbreak" and “The Boys Are Back In Town” became instant hall-of-fame material, the street tough group was a dynamic power trio consisting of guitarist Eric Bell, singing bass player Philip Lynott, and drummer Brian Downey.
Forming only a year before their signing to Decca Records, Thin Lizzy fused folk, hard rock, lyrical poetry, and a dose of Celtic lore in one heady and potent brew here.
Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Track Listing:
1. The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle
2. Honesty Is No Excuse
3. Diddy Levine
5. Look What the Wind Blew In
7. Return of the Farmer's Son
8. Clifton Grange Hotel
9. Saga of the Ageing Orphan