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Hard rock quartet formed by Philip Lynott out of Dublin, Ireland. Thin Lizzy had numerous charting albums throughout the 70’s & 80’s. Chinatown was originally released in 1980. Featured guitarists are Gary Moore & Scott Gorham. 9 tracks. 2001 reissue.

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  • i’m tired of hearing how bad this album and renegade were!
    these two albums are awesome and have classic songs! yes
    there were some not so strong but there are no duds. Also
    Snowy White is a really good player and plays great on these
    albums and blended well with Scott Gorham. Take a listen again
    and really listen without comparing to the Live n’ Dangerous
    line up that everyone compares too. These albums rock as much
    as Thunder and LIghtning and some of the earlier stuff! With
    all the bad music out there I still listen to these all the time.
    I think true Lizzy and rock fans love these albums and maybe all
    the skeptics should give them another try? Rock on!

    Posted on February 15, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Following the brilliance of THIN LIZZY’s-”Black Rose” album, it’s hard to belive THIN LIZZY was able to create an album dead equal to the classic power of “Black Rose”. “Chinatown” featuring post-Gary Moore guitarist Snowy White, is rock solid start to finish. Surrounded in an aura of cocaine imagery, street fights, and dirty sex, “Chinatown” is tragically overlooked by many THIN LIZZY fans. Gorham and White’s guitar teamwork sounds like the work of longtime friends, not a first time guitar tagteam. If you love THIN LIZZY, “Chinatown” is undeniably essential, and offers yet another brilliant mountain peak, in the history of one of hard-rock’s most legendary acts. Listen for yourself, but make sure not to forget some nose numbing “sugar”.

    Posted on February 15, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Chinatown is often maligned by critics knowing the dual guitar lineup of Gorham/Robertson or even Gorham/Moore was replaced by ace guitarist Snowy White as partner to Scott Gorham. But this is still Phil Lynot’s band here, and once again he makes the magic with a collection of understated rockers that DO better with age “We Will Be Strong” “Sweetheart” and “Chinatown”. White brings an american rythm and blues style to the mix with “Sugar Blues” and the band also delivers the goods on the quintessential rocker “Killer on the Loose”. Still with the band is Lynot’s poignant lyrics and vocal chops, so I never understood the backlash against this effort. To me it easily ranks alongside Jailbreak, and Bad Reputation. The recording is a bit more polished than earlier Lizzy releases but the rockers are still tight and feverish with the sonic clarity welcomed. That’s not a slight at earlier Lizzy recordings, which I always thought were a cut above many hard rock bands of the era (especially Sabbath, Slade, and UFO). It’s just a good album to crank up to “11″.

    Posted on February 15, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • It took long enough to get this on CD and dude it was well worth the wait. I’ve been listening to album cuts of most of the tracks for years. This release is on Wounded Bird Records out of New York. Everything sounds so fresh; it is almost unbelievable. I have always loved Lynott’s voice and bass. Brian Downey has always been an excellent drummer. Scott Gorham has been with Lizzy since their Mercury days and it is good to hear him duel with guitar wizard Gary Moore. It’s always a thrill to hear different solos in different speakers and to hear two guitarists playing the same leads in harmony. Thin Lizzy, through Lynott, have always been storytellers, as well as performers.My favorite song on this is “Killer on the Loose”, so , beware Jack the Ripper. The vareity here is good, as it always is with a Lizzy album. There is the anthem “We Will Be Strong”, there is blues, and there is fun, “Having a Good Time”. This disc is full of great tunes! Give a listen to “Chinatown” and “Didn’t I”. Don’t be left out in the cold, complete or start on your Thin Lizzy collection with CHINATOWN, while it is available.

    Posted on February 15, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Not only is Thin Lizzy the greatest rock band that everyone seems to have forgotten, but they might just be the greatest rock band period. I was too young to remember these guys back in the day, but I was introduced to them a few years ago and was totally blown away. Phil was one of those rare talents like Hendrix who just knew how to groove. His music is rocking and yet very relaxing at the same time; a rare combination. The title track ‘Chinatown’ has to be one of the best Lizzy songs of all time. The album itself is superb as are all the other releases from this band. Thin Lizzy is truly one of a kind.

    Posted on February 15, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now