Vinyl Lizzy

Vinyl Lizzy

Phases and Stages

Thin Lizzy

Jailbreak (Vertigo)

Universal's Back to Black 60th vinyl anniversary series reproduces the stunning die-cut record sleeve of Lizzy's immortality maker. Unfortunately, this 180-gram vinyl skips like its 1976 counterpart, on the opening title track, side-two brand "The Boys Are Back in Town," and even "Cowboy Song." The strum of "Romeo and the Lonely Girl," feeding Scott Gorham's filament solo, plus the twin-guitar hostility of "Warriors" persist.

**

Phases and Stages

Thin Lizzy

Black Rose (Vertigo)

Lizzy iconographer Jim Fitzpatrick pulls back from the band's debut, Vagabonds of the Western World, and sci-fi fry Jailbreak to ink what they called Phil Lynott back in his old town Dublin: Black Rose. Thug life ("Do Anything You Want To"), kinked-up metallic funk ("S & M"), bass sorcery ("Waiting for an Alibi"), and the closing title cut – one of prog rock's darkest blossoms – thrive. 1979.

****

Phases and Stages

Thin Lizzy

Still Dangerous (VH1 Classic)

New CD Still Dangerous: Live at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 won't have the slight warp of its gatefold counterpart, but neither does it include a bonus 45 with two additional songs. Neither ripping B-side "Bad Reputation" nor LP-mate "Opium Trail" (with altered lyrics) appear on Lizzy's seminal Live and Dangerous. The "sex and sax" of "Dancing in the Moonlight" equals "Massacre."

***.5


See austinchronicle.com/earache for an interview with Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Thin Lizzy
Celebration Day
The Who
Dinosaur DVDs with a smattering of punk, porn, and R&B

Raoul Hernandez, Dec. 21, 2012

Collector's Disease
Thin Lizzy
Box sets as catalog ghetto

Raoul Hernandez, Dec. 23, 2011

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Sabbath Crow
Carrion Highway Weird Sun (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Aug. 16, 2019

Texas Platters
USA/Mexico
Matamoros (Record Review)

Rick Weaver, Aug. 16, 2019

More by Raoul Hernandez
New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to

Jan. 15, 2021

The Austin Music Poll Got COVID-19
The Austin Music Poll Got COVID-19
In a once-in-a-lifetime music year, the 40th annual Austin Music Poll pivots.

Jan. 8, 2021

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Thin Lizzy

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle