Excellent and a half
Bill Your 'Free Form FM Handi Cyber | Mahwah, NJ USA | 04/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is amazing how well this work holds up almost forty years after release. While Vertigo had the best--if not the most well known--opf progressive rock, they also had hard rock units and Thin Lizzy was one.
Johnny The Fox is chuck riff heavy rock that still sounds great. This band locks tight and grinds hard on riffs more complex than they might actually sound.
While prog was for 1970s eggheads, Thin Lizzy were the turf of the kids not going to college, working in the factories and gas stations. There was a whole substrata after the counterculture of teens with limited prospects, who wanted to party, not protest. Thin Lizzy, like label mates Black Sabbath, where the voice and the bump and grind for these teens.
But listen today, and you hear the complexity of the riffs, the tightness of the playing, and the bands ability to make these tracks sizzle. Take any digitized rock band on your Ipod today, and this almost forty music still blows it out of the stadium at 25 paces"