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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:54 AM
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Let's just admit it: Thin Lizzy fucking rules.
I'm sorry, metal-haters: Thin Lizzy were amazing. Phil Lynott will eat your pets and sing a beautiful soul ballad in metal form about it.

I'm listening to "Bad Reputation" right now, eating pizza, and having a grand time. THIN LIZZY, MOTHERFUCKER!

Anyone who doesn't worship at the altar of Philip Lynott is not to be trusted.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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1. I plead no-contest here.
I dig the Liz.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 AM
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2. Agreed. But who is singing on their most recent tour...
I can't imagine that being anything other than a total travesty.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:57 AM
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3. What?!?!?!?!?!?!
No one can replace Phil Lynott. Impossible. Impostor!


If I find out who it is, I will stone him to death.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:59 AM
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5. Gotta Have Somebody
Phil can't do it!
The Professor
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:00 PM
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6. Yeah, they've played some club gigs around NY....
...and also are opening up for Deep Purple at some bigger shows.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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7. Thin Lizzy without Lynott is like Floyd without Waters......
Doable, but sucky.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:04 PM
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10. I don't even see how it's doable...
At least Gilmore legitimately sung a good portion of their songs prior to Waters leaving. And they were just as much revered for their instrumentation and music as for vocals and lyrics.

Thin Lizzy was by and large Phil's band and his raspy, everyman vocals were its key ingredient. They had some decent players but nobody I'd pay even $5 to see without Lynot.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM
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12. Exactly. They can DO it, but.......
It'll be like sewing the head back on a guillotined corpse.


The whole twin guitar thing is cool, but Phil....Phil is why I like the band. He wrote the tunes and his gift for off-the-beat phrasing was the key to their brilliance. It was the metal-soul hybrid I wished for as a kid.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:16 PM
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17. You can't do that! He doesn't deserve to go out the same way as Lynott!
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 PM
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19. "thank you! Thank you! Enjoy the buffet, ladies and gentlemen....
Give yourselves a round of applause!"


Thanks for catching that.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:58 AM
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4. I Always Liked Them
Thought Phil's voice was really emotive. And, they had some good guitar players in that band over the years.

I'll stand with you on this.
The Professor
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:03 PM
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9. Phil Lynott:
Black Irishman, over 6' tall, plays bass with a pick, sings like Van Morrison, fronts a twin-guitar metal band.


I'm sorry, but that is the DEFINITION of cool.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:03 PM
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8. They ruled a lot. They were full of 'rule'
Plus they get extra credit for having a bass player front the band, and a baritone at that.

My personal favorite is one of their slow ones: Dancing in the Moonlight. It's kind of a 'metal-swing' hybrid. Never heard anything like it before that (though many have copied it since).
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 PM
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11. I'm listening to that one right now!
"I always get chocolate stains on my pants....." Fucking incredible. How they weren't the biggest goddamn band on the planet will always elude me. They should have been who Van Halen became. (Drugs......)
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM
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13. Heard 'Dancing in the Moonlight' on the radio the other day....
...and was thinking the same thing.

Great band.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:11 PM
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14. The only Lizzy most people have heard is "Boys are back in town..."
But their catalogue is extensive. Sometimes they put out two albums a year!


My band does a version of "Jailbreak" amongst our Jam-Clash-Costello influenced material. We'll be playing in Chicago soon, like June 12 or so....
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:15 PM
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15. We're playing this Friday....
At Cal's Dive Bar on Wells and Van Buren.

We go on around 10. Maybe I should create a separate post.

Luckily, 'XRT have played a LOT of Thin Lizzy over the years. That's where I heard DITM the other day.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:25 PM
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23. I'd love to catch it, but I work nights as a cook....
And ESPECIALLY weekend nights (our busiest time of the week). Owie. When we start playing out, it's gonna be Monday nights all the time, probably. Keep me updated as to the next time y'all are playing.

And XRT is a suprisingly good station...I'm used to Nashville, which is fucking Clear Channel's utopia city.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:18 PM
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29. And SOMETHING about his cooking smells damn good.
Koolzip swears it isn't the food -- so I guess his sweat smells wonderful!
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:20 PM
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30. I marinate the rabbit in teste-sweat.
The secrete - uh, whoops, I meant SECRET - is out!
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:15 PM
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16. Showing My Age,...
...I'll say who is Lizzy and why is she soooo thin?
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:24 PM
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22. Showing your age? You must be pretty young if you don't know Thin Lizzy.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:26 PM
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24. Wasn't "Boys are Back In Town" on one of the Toy Story soundtracks?
Or am I tripping again?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:27 PM
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25. It was used for Toy Story 2 IIRC
I wish I was tripping! Ooops... sorry ... wrong thread.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:30 PM
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27. Well, if you had a huge stash of Bufo Toad skins in your fridge like me...
You could trip every day! (I'm totally kidding about this, Mr. Ashcroft)
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:39 PM
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28. No, I Don't Know Thin Lizzy...
...but I hear that there's a group of guys from liverpool who're going to be on Ed Sullivan this Sunday. They might have a hit or 2 sometime soon!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:16 PM
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18. What? People hate metal? People hate Thin Lizzy?!
This cannot be.

Seriously underappreciated band.

I'd love to hear your cover of Jailbreak. :)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:23 PM
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21. It sounds like The Jam covering Lizzy.....
But it's better than our Darkness "I Believe in a Thing called Love" cover, since our singer can't hit those high notes and sings it with a Welleresque growl.

Fun, though! For one of our shows, we're going to cover the entire first Clash album...should be awesome.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 PM
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20. OMG....Jailbreak is in the CD player.....I swear it!
:headbanger: :loveya:
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:28 PM
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26. "Bad Reputation" is on the turntable right now.....
It's good "get up late" music to do chores to.....


"I Am a Soldier of Foooooorchun......"
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:28 PM
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31. Let's just admit it...
.... you think Phil Lynnot rules :) I've only ever heard one Thin Lizzy song, you know the one, and if I never hear it again it will be too soon!
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:30 PM
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32. Yeah, but that FIRST time you ever heard it.....
That musta been pretty cool, right? (Yes, I'm sick of "Boys are Back" too. Lizzy are a LOT more than that one tune, though. They released something like 15 albums while Phil Lynott was alive!)


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