🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Thin Lizzy

Always live and dangerous, it’s time for HGATR!

Cher is clearly too good for you dopes

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
U2 2.55
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And now for Thin Lizzy

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Album

  • Thin Lizzy
  • Shades Of A Blue Orphanage
  • Vagabonds Of The Western World
  • Nightlife
  • Fighting
  • Jailbreak
  • Johnny The Fox
  • Bad Reputation
  • Live & Dangerous
  • Black Rose: A Rock Legend
  • Chinatown
  • Renegade
  • Thunder & Lightning

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And from the Wild One compilation

  • The Boys Are Back in Town
  • Jailbreak
  • Don’t Believe a Word
  • Waiting for an Alibi
  • Rosalie
  • Cold Sweat
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight)
  • Sarah (Version 3)
  • Still in Love With You
  • Emerald
  • Bad Reputation
  • Killer On the Loose
  • China Town
  • Do Anything You Want To
  • The Rocker
  • Whiskey in the Jar

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6 Likes

Gone with a 4.

BEEE buh
b’doodle-ee
BEEEEE buh
b’doodle-ee
BEEEEEEE buh

5 Likes

Are you quite well?

1 Like

Didn’t know we were doing one hit wonders on HGATR

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Absolute state of this post.

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:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:

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It’s because there’s several jails in the town before anybody asks

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My text-based impersonation of the best bit of The Boys Are Back In Town, c. 2mins into this

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London is a big town.

Help me out here early crew - genuinely only ever heard of them in context of what I assumed was their only hit, which was on my Gladiators soundtrack cassette.

What should I do? This is in my order of my inclination.

  • Vote on basis of The Boys Are Back In Town
  • Abstain
  • Listen to some of their other work

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I need some more information: do you like The Boys Are Back In Town?

Listen to any of the singles compilations and Live & Dangerous.

We had Cher last?

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It’s a 4 from me btw. Brilliant singles band who never quite made the record they probably should have but clearly win best live album of all time. Dancing In The Moonlight, Jailbreak, Waiting For An Alibi and TBABIT are all classics and despite never wanting to hear Whiskey In The Jar ever again (ran an Irish bar for 6 years, that’ll kill it for you) it’s still fucking great. Not quite in that top tier for me, but close.

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I always have to play Jailbreak to work out which one is in my head when I say the name. I like both theirs and AC/DC’s immensely so it’s generally a toss up.

Of course, being me, I can easily have Shellac’s AC/DC cover in my head too.

3/5. Don’t really listen to them anymore, but Live and Dangerous is absolutely fantastic

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Great Band! Great songs with that twin guitar sound. I’ve always thought that Phil was a great bass player especially when you are singing at the same time,Not easy. Difficult to choose a favourite song but I’ve gone for the one everyone knows from the Magners advert! it’s a 5 from me.
Did you know that despite being a friend of Bob Geldof and despite Midge Ure being a one time member of Thin Lizzy neither thought to invite Phil to reform Thin Lizzy for Live Aid. Apparently it deeply saddened Phil. He died 6 months later. There’s a statue of Phil in Dublin. How wonderful that it’s a decent proper statue of a black man and a legend.

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