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Album Review

After achieving a reluctant Top Ten hit with a rock version of the traditional Irish pub ballad "Whiskey in the Jar," Thin Lizzy began work on Vagabonds of the Western World — their third, and ultimately last album for Decca Records. The single's surprise success gave the band bargaining power to demand more money and time to record, resulting in their first sonically satisfying album. The environmentally-conscious R&B of "Mama Nature Said" kicks things off with Eric Bell leading the way on slide guitar. The overblown "The Hero and the Madman" and the tepid "Slow Blues" threaten to derail the proceedings, but all is well again when the band break into their first bona fide classic "The Rocker." Brimming with attitude and dangerous swagger, Lynott sets the tone as drummer Brian Downey explodes into life for the first time on vinyl. Lizzy's Irish heritage permeates the title track, and the beautiful "Little Girl in Bloom" is absolutely flawless, featuring Lynott, the poet, in top form. In many ways, Vagabonds actually rocks harder than Lizzy's next album, the soulful Night Life — often considered the band's first "important" record. And with the inclusion of four non-LP singles, including the aforementioned "Whiskey in the Jar," this package becomes even more appealing.

Customer Reviews


This is one of the greatest bands of all time. They have many other great songs besides "The Boys Are Back in Town." Do yourself a favor and buy "The Rocker." You will hear one of the best guitar solos ever. Another awesome thing about this band is that it's frontman was Phil Lynott, a black irishman who played base, and rocked! You don't get many bands like these guys anymore.

more than just "Boys are Back in Town"

This band is viciously underrated. They have done so much unbelievably good work over the years that all people ever think of when they hear them is "Boys are Back in Town". Pick up this album and blow your mind to rockers like "Little Girl in Bloom" or "Whiskey in the JAr"

vastly underated

vastly underated, esp in the states... yes thin lizzy takes chances, and the alnums are a little uneven, but when it works it's amazing. check mama nature said, lyrics. vagabond, little girl, ..... this and the first album really shine


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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