History Music / ThinLizzy

8th Mar '16 7:24:02 AM moloch
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Thin Lizzy was a unique combination of hard rocking songs about fighting & cool characters, epic guitar parts & harmonies, and sensitive, thoughtful and wide-ranging songwriting. Thin Lizzy are unfortunately still under-appreciated and lesser known compared to their world-famous '70's and '80's contemporaries (they're still mainly only known for two songs, "Whiskey In The Jar" and "The Boys Are Back In Town"), but in their heyday they developed a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the world and once played to a gigantic crowd on the steps of the Sydney Opera House; their LiveAlbum "Live And Dangerous" is widely regarded as one of the best live albums ever recorded. They were also one of the few '70's rock bands who weren't dismissed as dinosaurs by the PunkRock bands who rose at the end of the decade who appreciated the bands straightforward sound and lack of pretension.

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Thin Lizzy was a unique combination of hard rocking songs about fighting & cool characters, epic guitar parts & harmonies, and sensitive, thoughtful and wide-ranging songwriting. Thin Lizzy are unfortunately still under-appreciated and lesser known compared to their world-famous '70's and '80's contemporaries (they're still mainly only known for two songs, "Whiskey In The Jar" and "The Boys Are Back In Town"), but in their heyday they developed a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the world and once played to a gigantic crowd on the steps of the Sydney Opera House; their LiveAlbum "Live And Dangerous" is widely regarded as one of the best live albums ever recorded. [[labelnote:*]]Despite the long-running controversy over just how "live" the song is - various people involved in the production claim wildly different proportions were overdubbed in the studio [[/labelnote]] They were also one of the few '70's rock bands who weren't dismissed as dinosaurs by the PunkRock bands who rose at the end of the decade who appreciated the bands band's straightforward sound and lack of pretension.



* MyspeldRokband: In a sense. It was named as a pun on "tin lizzy", but with "tin" mispelt as "thin", a joke on how the Irish would pronounce "thin" as "tin".

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* MyspeldRokband: In a sense. It was named as a pun on "tin lizzy", but with "tin" mispelt as "thin", a joke on how the Irish Dubliners would pronounce "thin" as "tin".



* SubduedSection: More common in the bands' earlier period.

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* SubduedSection: More common in the bands' band's earlier period.
19th Dec '15 10:33:54 PM nombretomado
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** Add "That's Fats", a hommage to jazzer Fats Waller. (Not Domino!) Also contains a TakeThat to SigmundFreud, who (allegedly) is the only one who doesn't like Fats.

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** Add "That's Fats", a hommage to jazzer Fats Waller. (Not Domino!) Also contains a TakeThat to SigmundFreud, UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud, who (allegedly) is the only one who doesn't like Fats.
2nd Dec '15 4:22:50 PM Exxolon
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Thin Lizzy was a unique combination of hard rocking songs about fighting & cool characters, epic guitar parts & harmonies, and sensitive, thoughtful and wide-ranging songwriting. Thin Lizzy are unfortunately still under-appreciated and lesser known compared to their world-famous '70's and '80's contemporaries (they're still mainly only known for two songs, "Whiskey In The Jar" and "The Boys Are Back In Town"), but in their heyday they developed a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the world and once played to a gigantic crowd on the steps of the Sydney Opera House; their LiveAlbum "Live And Dangerous" is widely regarded as one of the best live albums ever recorded.

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Thin Lizzy was a unique combination of hard rocking songs about fighting & cool characters, epic guitar parts & harmonies, and sensitive, thoughtful and wide-ranging songwriting. Thin Lizzy are unfortunately still under-appreciated and lesser known compared to their world-famous '70's and '80's contemporaries (they're still mainly only known for two songs, "Whiskey In The Jar" and "The Boys Are Back In Town"), but in their heyday they developed a reputation for being one of the best live bands in the world and once played to a gigantic crowd on the steps of the Sydney Opera House; their LiveAlbum "Live And Dangerous" is widely regarded as one of the best live albums ever recorded.
recorded. They were also one of the few '70's rock bands who weren't dismissed as dinosaurs by the PunkRock bands who rose at the end of the decade who appreciated the bands straightforward sound and lack of pretension.
10th Sep '15 6:51:58 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Lineup 1 (Phil Lynott on bass & vocals, Brian Downey on drums. With Eric Bell on guitars)

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* Lineup 1 (Phil Lynott on bass & vocals, Brian Downey on drums. With Eric Bell on guitars)guitars):



* Lineup 2 (with Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham on guitars)

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* Lineup 2 (with Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham on guitars)guitars):



* Lineup 3 (with Gary Moore & Scott Gorham on guitars)

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* Lineup 3 (with Gary Moore & Scott Gorham on guitars)guitars):



* Lineup 4 (with 'Snowy White' & Scott Gorham on guitars & Darren Wharton on keyboards)

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* Lineup 4 (with 'Snowy White' & Scott Gorham on guitars & Darren Wharton on keyboards)keyboards):



* Lineup 5 (with John Sykes & Scott Gorham on guitars and Darren Wharton on keyboards)

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* Lineup 5 (with John Sykes & Scott Gorham on guitars and Darren Wharton on keyboards)keyboards):



!!Associated Tropes:

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!!Associated Tropes:
!!''The tropes are back in town'':
31st Mar '15 10:51:29 AM AndyLA
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->''"He's just a boy, that has lost his way//
->''He's a rebel that has fallen down//
->''He's a fool, been blown away//
->''To you and me, he's a renegade"''

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->''"He's just a boy, that has lost his way//
->''He's
way\\
He's
a rebel that has fallen down//
->''He's
down\\
He's
a fool, been blown away//
->''To
away\\
To
you and me, he's a renegade"''
17th Feb '15 4:33:26 PM Schroeder1174
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* MyspeldRokband: In a sense. It was named as a pun on "tin lizzy", but with "tin" mispelt as "thin", a joke on how the Irish would pronounce "thin" as "tin".
1st Feb '15 10:29:01 PM tenryufan
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* OneHitWonder: Annoyingly they are best known only for their two biggest hits, "The Boys Are Back In Town", and "Whiskey In The Jar" (which was later covered by Music/{{Metallica}}).
** They have many hits in the UK which still get airplay (the most commonly played nowadays being Dancing In The Moonlight and Sarah). In the UK, Metallica's version of "Whiskey" is nowhere near as popular as the Lizzy version. Metallica rarely get airplay on anything other than specialist stations.
26th Dec '14 8:41:55 AM onionmaster
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* TitleOnlyChorus: "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Rosalie", and "Get Out Of Here".

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Look What The Wind Blew In", "Things Ain't Working Out Down On The Farm", "Call The Police", "The Boys Are Back In Town", "Rosalie", and "Get Out Of Here".
22nd Dec '14 3:24:19 PM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: On which they move about quite wildly, around the 3-to-6 marks -- although they mainly stay at a standard 4. They were around an 8 back in the [='70s=], however.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: On which they move about quite wildly, around the 3-to-6 marks -- although they mainly stay at a standard 4.4 or 5. They were around an 8 back in the [='70s=], however.
25th Oct '14 5:58:38 PM KentuckyTroper1990
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* AuthorExistenceFailure, TheBandMinusTheFace: After Lynotts death, the chances of Thin Lizzy becoming any more than "the official tribute" are ''officially'' zero.
* BlackSheepHit: "Whiskey In The Jar" was originally recorded as an Irish in-joke and as a B-side to one of their singles. When the management got hold of it, they flipped it to the A-side and it became a massive hit, much to the band's chagrin.



* NoExportForYou: Every American tour they attempted was plagued by problems and usually cancelled, possibly contributing to their lack of worldwide success and probably the reason they are little known across the Atlantic.
** For reasons that nobody really understands, the B-Side 'Cruising In The Lizzymobile' (originally released as 'A Ride In The Lizzy Mobile'), was only released during the band's lifespan in Germany, as the B-Side to The Rocker. All other territories got Here I Go Again as the B-Side, and 'Lizzy Mobile' was somehow skipped over for all the Decca cash-in compilations. The first place where it appeared outside Germany was on the box set "Vagabonds Kings Warriors Angels" and was later on the deluxe edition of Vagabonds Of The Western World. 'Lizzy Mobile' is generally considered one of the greatest hard rock tracks of the Eric Bell era, so it may be that the label just forgot about it for years.
*** The band's first single, "The Farmer"/"I Need You", was released only in Ireland on Creator/ParlophoneRecords (prior to the band signing to Decca), under the slightly different spelling of Thin Lizzie. Whilst 500 copies were pressed, something like only 238 copies were sold, and the remaining unsold copies were returned to the label and destroyed. The record has been bootlegged, but only "The Farmer" has officially appeared on CD. It isn't known why "I Need You" wasn't, although the band only recorded it because the studio owner asked them (it was his composition, and quite different in style, but at this stage, Thin Lizzy often did songs in different styles).



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: When Midge Ure was playing guitar in the band briefly after Gary Moore left, he had to learn all the songs; he claimed it was difficult as the songs (and therefore guitar harmony parts) were often in the same key.
** The riffs of "Get Out Of Here" and "No One Told Him" are blatantly similar to those of "The Boys Are Back In Town".
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