KMA1285 Thin Lizzy – Renegade

Mike gave me this bloody brilliant record in our annual Stuff Exchange during our trip to Taranna a while back.

It’s a little weird to type this, given the song title, but Angel Of Death has a jazzy, trippy organ part… and becomes a huge rock song! Yes! Renegade is a challenging, beautiful listen. It’s almost Lou Reed-ish. The Pressure Will Blow is pure Lizzy awesome, and Leave This Town is an absolutely smokin’ Lizzy rocker WHEW! We’re already on fire over here, and not even halfway through!

Hollywood (Down On Your Luck) is a fun New York vs London tune, No One Told Him is yet another great Lizzy rocker (pun intended). These guys are masters! I loved all of Fats, that jazzy rock with piano! Mexican Blood is the only track that didn’t quite work for me. It’s a decent tune, but there are too many usages of the word ‘Mexican.’ I mean, I get it, right? And last but not least comes It’s Getting Dangerous, which is a decent Lizzy rock tune and a cool way to end this short blast of amazing.

I really, really, really, really loved this CD. Thanks heaps, Mike!

Posted on 2014-12-17, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Really glad you liked it. I consider it underrated. A lot of fans really dismissed it at the time. Sure there are duds…Mexican Blood would be one…but it also has Angel of Death! Fucking brilliant song, that.

    “I was hanging out in Berlin
    In the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty nine
    I’ve seen Hitler’s storm troopers
    March right across the Maginot line

    “I’ve seen two world wars
    I’ve seen men send rockets out into space
    I foresee a holocaust
    An angel of death descending to destroy the human race”


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