I think I’ve finally discovered THE most underrated rock band from the 70’s- early Thin Lizzy. Absolutely HORRIBLE that radio stations think “The Boys are Back in Town” and “Jailbreak” are the only songs worth playing. That is just… TOO incredibly narrow-minded beyond words!
The REAL Thin Lizzy was pretty much everything besides those two songs, such as the debut album. I am honestly FLOORED right now that these guys have amazing instrumental skills, fantastic songwriting, and an ability to mix some rather unique guitar tricks with extremely catchy vocal melodies. This feels like the kind of band that can jam away and make it really exciting if they wanted to, or, they can write short, emotional songs with lots of energy, excitement, and passion.
I get the feeling these guys can do anything they want. The early albums, which are honsetly MUCH heavier than I went in expecting, are absolutely great. Heavy in an early Blue Oyster Cult kind of way. The debut album has everything from guitar riffs, to solos, to spectacular and powerful lyrics, to emotional vocals, to catchy verse melodies, to just… everything! What’s even more incredible is how many of these songs have their own sound and style, similar to the White Album by the Beatles almost… okay, maybe not quite *that* diverse, but close enough. More diverse than most hard rock bands, that’s for sure.
A band that just has extreme underrated talent. The lead singer may be one of the very best from the 70’s. Picking a favorite song is impossible- these guys are so good at exploring different styles and coming up with solid songwriting that picking a favorite is just a VERY hard thing to do. Just know the debut album, along with the follow-up called Shades of a Blue Orphanage, are nearly flawless records. For guitar lovers, there’s something here. For people who just like great songwriting, there’s plenty here for you too.