Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Thin Lizzy was a hard rock quartet formed by Philip Lynott out of Dublin, Ireland that had numerous charting albums throughout the 70's & 80s. Wounded Bird will be re-issuing five of those albums on Cd. Renegade was ori... more »
Thin Lizzy was a hard rock quartet formed by Philip Lynott out of Dublin, Ireland that had numerous charting albums throughout the 70's & 80s. Wounded Bird will be re-issuing five of those albums on Cd. Renegade was originally issued in 1982. Featured is guitarist Snowy White.
A Rebel - A Fool - " A Renegade " That Has Lost His Way !!
Joan B. Montney | Glendale Az USA | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thin Lizzy "Renegade" 1981 release is a Cd that I really really like !! An impressive mix of musical expression, depth and soul.
"Yes" it is different from most Thin Lizzy. But, "Who Cares" It's whats inside that counts. The spirit and soul of the music we hear brings emotion, and Renegade is overflowing.
Lead vocalist and bassist Phil Lynott has one of the most identifiable Rock n Roll voices. His voice ranges from tough to sensitive and everything in between. To play the bass guitar and sing at the same time takes real talent and Phil excells at it.
Phil Lynott is also a Great story teller as expressed in his songwriting.
My other favorite on this album is Drummer Brian Downey. He is no slouch. You know your in for a treat whenever he lends his talents to a recording.
Renegade features solid guitar performances, talented drumming and formadable songwriting which are exclusive to Lynott's talents as a story teller. This Renegade Journey makes for a very enjoyable listening experience.
Featured songs are:
"Angel Of Death"- Song about a devastating nuclear holocaust.
Very intense driving stacatto bass patterns combined with steady forceful drumming. The ending also features some explosive drum fills.
"Renegade"- Rythmic guitar chords and drum accents really enhance this song. Solid bass and drums. Creative off beat drum patterns during the middle section of the song.
"The Pressure Will Build"- A straight forward Lizzy Rock n Roller. Trademark dual harmony guitars.
"Leave The Town"- Uptempo fast rocker with a southern rock feel.
Guitars are the main focus of this fast Rock n Roll Shuffle. Dual lead guitars are showcased !!
"Hollywood"- A story about the Hollywood lifestyle with its dog eat dog mentality. When your down on your luck. This song has a catchy chorus that will have you singing along. A guitar solo as well.
"No One Told Him"- A song about relationship issues. Another Lizzy style straight ahead Rocker.And another catchy sing along chorus. Also features some very cool drum triplet patterns throughout.
"Fats"- This is really different for Thin Lizzy. A Funky Jazzy syncopated bass and drum song. Interesting chord structures with an expressive piano solo. Solid blues rock lead vocals from Phil. Standout guitar and piano !!
"Mexican Blood"- Lynott's story telling at its finest. A latin rock feel with the emphasis on rock. Features creative percussive timbales and even some marimba style mariachi playing.
Excellent percussion and drums.
"It's Getting Dangerous"- A Lynott story teller again and its a good one. Lots of drum fills and bass guitar going on. Fine rythym guitar work.
Some interesting trivia surrounding Thin Lizzy:
1. Band spokesperson Scott Gorham nicknamed the band, The most unproffessional proffessional band in the industry. Because they were always late for there gigs.
2. Thin Lizzy didn't start their first tour of the US until 1975. They were backing up Bob Seger and Bachman Turner Overdrive.
3. Drummer Brian Downey and Phil Lynott were school mates and remained close, both proffessionally and personally for many years.
Listen and Ye Shall Hear !!
There Is A Little Renegade In All Of Us !!
Three and one-half stars. Period!
S. R. | 02/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Billed by myself as the "forgotten Thin Lizzy album" Renegade often gets maligned like the other Snowy White effort "Chinatown". I'll say that "Renegade" is not quiet as good as "Chinatown" it is, however, a high quality effort from a then veteran band working against the tide of new british metal and american alloy bands that were sweeping the music scene. As with "Chinatown" guitarist Snowy White make his mark with the stream-lined boogie number "Leave This Town" (a Sugar Blues re-deaux)that is in the dance friendly hard rock vein that Thin Lizzy has always mined with great sucess. "Angel of Death" and the tital track are always in my Thin Lizzy mix tape I make from time to time for long road trips (they're that good). Other tracks are equally sublime with "Fats" most notably jumping out as an incredible ode to jazz great Fats Domino. "Hollywood" is another winner from this lineup with Phil's lyrics and vocals carrying the song. In many ways this is still vintage Lizzy, but it has a then modern sound to it that causes friction among many LIzzy purists. Renegade is basically just another quality entry to Phil Lynott's legacy of making top notch quality hard rock. A genre that has few bands of much noteriety over a career that lasted as long as Thin Lizzy. Pick it up if you haven't heard it, or ignored it in the past."
It's Getting Dangerous for the Renegades
Thirty-Ought Six | West Virginia, USA | 11/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though I've only been a Lizzy fanatic for the past couple of years, when I purchased Renegade last winter, I really enjoyed the diversity it had to offer within the 9 song tracklist. Alot of the hardcore Lizzy fans consider this to be the least inspired and far-removed from the classic Lizzy sound, but, considering Lynott's parallel solo career at this time and he basically being the main songwriter and the backbone of Lizzy, its hard to really knock this effort as being lacklustre. True, songs like "No One Told Him" and "Mexican Blood" probably would've turned out better on Lynott's second solo record, but the other tracks that round out the bulk of the record more than make up for the aforementioned lesser songs; such as the classic title track, "Angel of Death", "Leave This Town" and "Hollywood", the album's centerpiece. I personally prefer this record over the prievious "Chinatown" album; I feel there is a more commercially accessible style on this record and I think that's what the band was going for at the time. And, although Snowy White had only been in the group for a little over a year, I think he fits very well on this record more so and comes into his own, finally hitting his stride on the title track. After this record and the touring that followed, the band entered into the final chapter with Phillip at the helm and with the recruitment of one John Sykes, regained the harder edge that had been missing since Black Rose. But that's for another review. Most fans may disagree with me on the final word about Renegade, but, personally, it was a time-marking record for where the group was at musically, and although it may have seemed as a little too smooth for some, it still retains its integrity and musical appeal."