Blast From The Past
Thin Lizzy’s Dancing In The Moonlight has been playing in my head all today. Phil’s bass playing on this is tight and infectious. Can’t shake it so I thought “why not?” with a Musical Interlude. Probably one of my all-time favourite hard rock bands from my youth that wasn’t called AC/DC.
Some of the members I still remember: Gary Moore, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Brian Roberston, John Sykes are just some of those who came and went. But it was always Phil who provided the lynchpin that held it altogether. Frontman, lyricist, bass player. Left the music scene far too early.
When I think of driving rock, this is what I remember. Thin Lizzy’s Cold Sweat has been covered by many bands since. This version has a better audio than the studio version I originally included. Somehow, the “sex sells” aspect of this video doesn’t quite match the emotion of this song.
Even now, TL gets the old fires burning. Chinatown is one of my favourites.
Jailbreak recalls that feel of the seventies and all those bands from that era. Enjoy!
You can’t do a TL tribute without Boys Are Back In Town.
So few traditional songs translate well. Beach Boys’ Sloop John B is one memorable song that was given the contemporary treatment (then). This version of Whiskey In The Jar is another successful translation, probably the best version of this old song.
Phil and Gary (Moore). Classic tune Still In Love With You. Moore’s emotive guitar work runs through this song. Big softie like me loves this kind of guitar work sometimes.