The band was at its peak during the mid to late 70s, especially following the release of Jailbreak which contained their most recognisable track today, “The Boys Are Back In Town”. They were particularly famed for their live performances, Lynott’s obvious rapport with the fans being a key feature. Indeed, their live album Live And Dangerous, although accused from some quarters as being over-dubbed, is widely considered to be one of the greatest live albums recorded. U2 and The Darkness are amongst their most notable fans, as well as Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose who has Thin Lizzy’s black rose tattooed on his arm.
You can also here Thin Lizzy’s influence on later heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Metallica.
Edited by wingshield on 14 Nov 2007, 08:00
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Steve Harris (Iron Maiden bassist) and James Hetfield (Metallica singer/rhythm guitarist) site Thin Lizzy as major influences.
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