I don't need to tell you a goddamn thing about Thin Lizzy. Suffice to say that this their second full-length album, released in 1972 while they were still a three-piece. The title comes from the former bands of Lizzy's members -- guitarist Eric Bell played in Shades of Blue while drummer Brian Downey and Phil Lynott played in Orphanage.
Although the trademark dual-guitar riffage that TL is known for might be conspicuously absent on this one, I defy anyone to tell me that "Buffalo Gal", "Baby Face", or any of the other epic jams on this album are anything short of perfection.
Fuck. I haven't been able to stop listening to this one lately. Phil Lynott at his Lucite bass-playing, bell-bottom-and-platform-shoe-wearing, massive fro-having, chicken-legged best. Rest in peace, dude.
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