A Dash of Rock History
Facebook has moved from politics to history. Or perhaps it is I who has moved. Either way, the below is another instance where history is seen. Celebrated.
On March 26, 1976 Thin Lizzy released Jailbreak. The band featured Philip Lynott on vocals and bass, Scott Gotham and Brian Robertson covering guitar, and Brian Downey on Drums. Jim Fitzpatrick provided the album cover artwork.
An amazing album that featured the classic “The Boys Are Back In Town”. It did not, however, stop there. For those wanting to celebrate the Irish roots of the band, there was Emerald. For those wanting to further explore that desire to look west, there was Cowboy Song. It was really kind of a cool departure, with its hints of the Wild West, its changes of tempo, and the classic dual leads. It is the one that so did it for me. And then of course you have the title track, which combined a dash of science fiction, combined with the classic prison break – the desire for freedom, and done so well in the domain of hard rock’n’roll.
The date and the below image are courtesy of a Brian Downey post.