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Plenty of rock bands kicked ass in the '70s, but how many of 'em did it with street-tough poetry as part of the equation? Thin Lizzy's imagistic hard rock was propelled by bassist Phil Lynott's tough-sounding voice as well as a snaking, twin-lead guitar sound that would prove hugely influential. The group really hit their peak on this 1976 album. Jailbreak contains the band's only US hit, "The Boys Are Back In Town," but all the songs on it swagger and bounce without the cheesy self-mythologizing most of their peers fell prey to. This is nothing less than a literate hard-rock record, as essential to your musical understanding of the '70s as anything by T. Rex, Skynyrd, AC/DC, or even Springsteen.

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Rock & Roll, Amazing LP, I pesonally gaurantee this one, All of these tunes rock. Give it a whirl.

Great Guitar Band

These days, dual lead guitarists are hard to find. Listen to this band and you'll see why we need the dual lead again. Great Band, Great Record!

A Great Classic Rock Album!!!!!!!

This album is one of my favorites, it defined hard rock that was to come. Jailbreak and Cowboy song have legendary riffs!


Formed: 1970 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated. Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack. As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than...
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