“Trifecta Tuesday” Where yours truly takes an album from his discography of over 400 and picks three essential tracks to take from that album.
Ok, so before the 1976 bestseller Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy had already released a number of LP’s. Thin Lizzy originally started out as a three-piece band and their first three albums were a three-piece ensemble (though Lord knows how many times guitarists would be rotating in and out of the group. How many times was Gary Moore in the band?) The third LP, Vagabonds Of The Western World, would sound like the harder and funkier Lizzy you would hear in later albums. But the first two, Shades Of A Blue Orphanage and the self-titled debut were musically all over the place, and at times, inconsistent. Released in 1971, the bands self titled debut is this weeks album.
The longest track at just of seven minutes. Though its takes a little bit to get into it, the blues-like soloing of Eric Bell are not to be forgotten and is a pleasure. Lyrically, I enjoyed listening to it as well. Perhaps in the top 10 underrated Phil Lynott penned songs.
“Return Of The Farmer’s Son”
Probably the hardest song on the album.
“Things Ain’t Working Out Down At The Farm”
Not on the original album, but included on re-issues. When played live, it would extend to an extra 3 or 4 minutes of soloing and jamming.