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Thursday, February 22, 2018

1970s Irish Melodic Hard Rock: Thin Lizzy with Romeo and the Lonely Girl

3 comments:

Dave Mack said...

..a great tune, and what I think was Scott Gorham's best guitar solo. In my old age I've learned that "Romeo" was an anagram for Gary "Moore", and his on again, off again relationship with the band. Nice post, and made my morning!...

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

You're very welcome, Dave! I do what I can. This is my favorite tune by Thin Lizzy. Although not my favorite hard rock/heavy metal band back when I followed this sort of thing, they were certainly on my radar screen. I appreciate the song writing and lyrical skill of Phil Lynott more in middle age than I did at 16 though. They should have been bigger on this side of the Atlantic.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

Dave Mack said...

... I was lucky enough to see them with the Robertson/Gorham guitar tandem, and with Gary Moore in an opening slot for Queen. I think their lack of success in states was mainly due to Lynott's bout of hepatitis that prematurely ended their 1976 tour of the USA. That said, the band sure made some great music!