Thin Lizzy were definitely a rock group but in-between the harder stuff (Rosalie, Jailbreak, Boys are Back in Town) there were ballads (Sarah - a tribute to his daughter) and the odd Irish folk song (Whiskey in the Jar), re-done in the Lizzy style, of course. They enjoyed world-wide success for a few years.
This collection comes courtesy of The Brother and as usual, the lad done good (to use Football Manager-speak).
|Phil Lynott, keeping it real|
At this time we have the American Scott Gorham on lead guitar - and a pretty fine guitar he played too. As you can see he had all the right moves: long hair, snazzy outfit and decent poses while he did his work.
By all accounts Phil Lynott didn't take easily to being a front man - although you would never have thought it at this stage in their career. I seem to remember that particular night he had a sore throat and we were all a little disappointed at the number of ballads they played. But on the plus side ballads usually mean time for some serious guitar solos...
The Brother even got a nice little sunstar coming off Phil's saxophone:
I wonder what Mr Gorham was playing here - he looks well into it, whatever riff it was. Apparently he used a '59 Gibson Les Paul guitar, in case you were wondering...