Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “The Hero and The Madman” — Thin Lizzy (1973)

The madman climbed the steeple spire “Go higher” said the crowd from down below “But…the world’s on fire” cried the madman from the steeple spire “You’re a liar” cried the crown from down below… The Hero and The Madman is one of my absolute favorite Thin Lizzy songs, and I’m a huge fan of the band…

Album Review: “Vagabonds of the Western World” — Thin Lizzy (1973)

Thin Lizzy’s 1973 album Vagabonds of the Western World marks their third LP release, their final album with guitarist Eric Bell, and a continued evolution of their sound. Sure, you have Phil’s inimitable vocal stylings and lyrical prose aplenty, and Bell — as underrated a classic rock guitarist as they come — continues to show off what…

Album Review: “Black Rose: A Rock Legend” — Thin Lizzy (1979)

One of the most endearing elements of Thin Lizzy’s legacy is that you could never quite pigeonhole them with a single sound. They ran the gamut from their early folk-rock to dalliances in R&B, FM radio rock, soulful balladry, near metal intensity, and nearly everywhere between all points in their career. The common thread woven…