Music > Artists > Rock
Formed:
1970 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Thin Lizzy

Biography

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack. As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition. Also, as a black man, Lynott was an anomaly in the nearly all-white world of hard rock, and as such imbued much of his work with a sense of alienation; he was the outsider, the romantic guy from the other side of the tracks, a self-styled poet of the lovelorn and downtrodden. His sweeping vision and writerly impulses at times gave way to pretentious songs aspiring to clich├ęd notions of literary significance, but Lynott's limitless charisma made even the most misguided moments worth hearing.

Top Albums

Thin Lizzy Live In Concert, Thin Lizzy
1. Thin Lizzy L..
Dedication - The Very Best of Thin Lizzy, Thin Lizzy
2. Dedication -..
Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy
3. Jailbreak
Live and Dangerous, Thin Lizzy
4. Live and Dan..
The Definitive Collection, Thin Lizzy
5. The Definiti..
Black Rose - A Rock Legend, Thin Lizzy
6. Black Rose -..
Bad Reputation, Thin Lizzy
7. Bad Reputati..
Johnny the Fox, Thin Lizzy
8. Johnny the F..
Vagabonds of the Western World, Thin Lizzy
9. Vagabonds of..
Still Dangerous (Bonus Track Version) [Live], Thin Lizzy
10. Still Danger..
Chinatown, Thin Lizzy
11. Chinatown
Thunder and Lightning, Thin Lizzy
12. Thunder and ..
Fighting (Remastered), Thin Lizzy
13. Fighting (Re..
UK Tour '75 (Live), Thin Lizzy
14. UK Tour '75 ..
Renegade, Thin Lizzy
15. Renegade
Jailbreak (Deluxe Edition), Thin Lizzy
16. Jailbreak (D..
Thin Lizzy, Thin Lizzy
17. Thin Lizzy
Shades of a Blue Orphanage, Thin Lizzy
18. Shades of a ..
Life (Live Album), Thin Lizzy
19. Life (Live A..
Bad Reputation (Expanded Edition), Thin Lizzy
20. Bad Reputati..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Boys Are Back In TownJailbreak4:30$0.69
2.
JailbreakJailbreak4:04$1.29
3.
Cowboy SongJailbreak5:18$1.29
4.
Boys Are Back In TownDedication - The Very Best ..4:29$0.69
5.
Whiskey In the Jar (Full Version)Dedication - The Very Best ..5:44$1.29
6.
Dancing In the Moonlight (It's C..Dedication - The Very Best ..3:26$0.99
7.
Boys Are Back In TownDefinitive Collection4:24$0.69
8.
Whisky in the Jar (Full Length Versi..Vagabonds of the Western Wo..5:47$1.29
9.
JailbreakDedication - The Very Best ..4:03$1.29
10.
Running BackJailbreak3:16$0.99
11.
Still In Love With You (Live)Thin Lizzy Live In Concert9:09$0.99
12.
Suicide (Live)Thin Lizzy Live In Concert5:05$0.99
13.
Emerald (Live)Thin Lizzy Live In Concert4:10$0.99
14.
Night In the Life of a Blues Singer ..Thin Lizzy Live In Concert6:57$0.99
15.
Are You Ready (Live)Thin Lizzy Live In Concert2:57$0.99
16.
Jailbreak (Live)Thin Lizzy Live In Concert4:53$0.99
17.
Rocker (1983 Live Version)Life (Live Album)4:43$0.99
18.
Still In Love With You (1983 Live Ve..Life (Live Album)8:57$0.99
19.
Black Rose (1983 Live Version)Life (Live Album)6:36$0.99
20.
Emerald (1983 Live Version)Life (Live Album)3:52$0.99
21.
Sun Goes Down (1983 Live Version)Life (Live Album)6:16$0.99
22.
Killer On the Loose (1983 Live Versi..Life (Live Album)4:58$0.99
23.
Don't Believe a Word (1983 Live ..Life (Live Album)5:11$0.99
24.
Cold Sweat (1983 Live Version)Life (Live Album)3:07$0.99
25.
Boys Are Back In Town (1983 Live Ver..Life (Live Album)4:52$0.99

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