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Thin Lizzy – ‘Live and Dangerous’

Release Date
Vertigo/Warner Bros/Mercury Records
Hard Rock

This morning in the Metal Digest office, we’re blasting out one of the best live rock albums of all time with ‘Live and Dangerous’ by Thin Lizzy. There was often a criticism laid upon Lizzy that their studio albums never captured the raw energy of their live performances and with this in mind, there is no doubt as to why many Thin Lizzy and indeed rock fans class ‘Live and Dangerous’ as the bands finest hour. This saw Thin Lizzy in all their machismo chest-beating prime as they red bloodily shagged their way across the USA from stand up anthems like ‘Massacre’ and ‘Jailbreak’ through the tongue in cheek sexual connotations during ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ and the blatant offer of sex during the opening of ‘Emerald’: “are there any girls here with any Irish in them? are the any of the girls who’d like a little more Irish in them”. Thin Lizzy had a bad reputation about them and that was the word out on the town, so this morning, dig it out and crank it up loud because you’re a rocker!

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