In Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Thin get Lizzy the award for best supporting role, because the complete works Thin Lizzy - apart from radio singles like "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Dancing In The Moonlight" or "Whiskey In The Jar" - is always still a matter of connoisseurs.
Thin Lizzy interwoven Radio and Hard Rock, Folk and Celtic traditions of their native Dublin. Bassist and lead singer Phil Lynott was the strongest skinned rock singer between Jimi Hendrix and Rick James.
Lyndon plowed Lizzy Arbeiterlieder with its Turbo voice, with his texts between wobbling testosterone and romantic vulnerability. Another league than the Roths and Roses - Lynott was the Michael Stipe of the 70! VH1 lists Thin Lizzy on place 51 of its "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
Favorite topic of discussion at rock fans: Now was the early Lizzy phase from 1971 to '73 with guitarist Eric Bell the best or the following- on: 1974-78 with the duo of Brian Robertson and Scott Dorham?
Robertson and Dorham are responsible for two integral albums by Thin Lizzy "Jailbreak" (1976) and "Live and Dangerous" (1978), the latter one always sees in the top 10 of the best rock albums of all time.
More subtle rock fans see the zenith of the band on the other hand at the beginning, in the trio line-up with Eric Bell (a graduate of Van Morrissons Them) and drummer Brian Downey, no later than the third Thin Lizzy album "Vagabonds of the Western World" (with the Top-10 hit "Whiskey In the Jar") an out of pearl, the 2010 is fortunately appeared new as consuming Revised Deluxe Edition.
After "Vagabonds of the Western World", there was a section. Thin Lizzy left Decca and went to Mercury. Eric Bell left Thin Lizzy guitar item was the revolving door: in addition to Scott Dorham were alternately Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, Snowy White and John Sykes in services Lynotts.
The essential Thin Lizzy album is rock critic consensus still "Live And Dangerous" of 1978. Recorded in London and Toronto, the Lizzy circling up there at the rock heaven on the wings of their mid Seventies studio albums "Jailbreak", "Johnny The Fox "and" Bad Reputation ".
Brutal and brilliant of 1976 the Boys invaded with their most famous album "Jailbreak" in the city. In "Johnny The Fox" Thin Lizzy sat with unusual songs ( "Old Flame", the romantic "Sweet Mary") a counterbalance to the Firecracker single "The Boys Are Back In Town" from that breakthrough LP.
The Irish quartet emancipated itself all over again from the usual hard rock headbanger clichés Power chords and shout choruses, made his bridge between Fleetwood Mac, Celtic folk, funk and Jimi Hendrix's trademark.
"Bad Reputation", in 1977 with producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey) was added, closed the circle with the hit "Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In Its Spotlight)".
"Live And Dangerous" brought all this glory on the stage and is now considered one of the 10 greatest live albums in rock history.
After its heyday, the advent of punk rock Thin Lizzy were then increasingly as rock dinosaurs there until they broke up 1983rd The solo career already begun before the front man did not want to stand out. On January 4, 1986, the singer-songwriter Phil Lynott died later as a result of his alcohol and drug addiction. 2005, they erected a bronze monument Lynotts in Dublin city center.
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