One of the great live rock and roll albums, Live and Dangerous by the great Thin Lizzy, is now available on one sonically explosive MP3 from Amazon this month for only $5. (Browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99 each.)
Originally recorded in London, Toronto, and Philadelphia during their 1977 tour, which was supporting their Bad Reputation album, and featuring the late, great Phil Lynott on bass and vocals, (whose birthday is today) Live and Dangerous showcases the band at an absolute peak. Thin Lizzy remains one of the most underrated heavy rock bands of all time, their unapologetic, fever pitch riffs, and pot boiling rockers influenced a huge generation of musicians in the band’s wake, and they are running on all musical cylinders here on Live and Dangerous and then some. Great live versions of classic radio smashes like “Jailbreak,” “The Rocker,” “Warrior,” and the hit songs “Dancing in the Moonlight” and especially the memorable 1970s zeitgeist cruncher “The Boys are Back in Town” get elevated to new musical stretches with these live renditions. Essential for any hard rock collection, as they wax ever so memorable in the cult film This is Spinal Tap and which can be applied to this album without question, “This One Goes To Eleven.”
A quick note on Phil Lynott also is order here, who, as previously mentioned, celebrates a birthday today. With his tall stature, Hendrixian look and feel, having the unique quality of being an African-Irishman, his tight, complementing and great bass work coupled with his memorable trebly and sometimes snarling, sinister vocals and Teddy Boy style swagger, he was the face of Thin Lizzy from their inception until his accidental all too familiar rock and roll death by way of a heroin overdose in 1986 at the age of 36. Still loved in his native England and Ireland, where he grew up, Lynott continues to be remembered as another great musical force of leather and grit, hard rock and spit, that manifested itself from the wondrous room for all genres of music that was the 1970s. He is still missed by fans all over the world. Luckily the grooves which contain all the amazing and wonderful music from the mind, vocal, instrument and soul of Phil Lynott remain and will always remain, making the man as vivid as he ever was. In a perfect world, Phil Lynott would have been a lot more popular and legendary in his day, but even so, those who know about the man are firmly affixed in the know, and will always know what a force of musical nature that was the great Phil Lynott.
4. Rosalie/Cowgirl’s Song
5. Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight)
7. Still In Love With You
8. Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
9. Cowboy Song (Live Album Version)
10. The Boys Are Back In Town
11. Don’t Believe A Word
13. Are You Ready
16. Baby Drives Me Crazy
17. The Rocker
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