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THIN LIZZY, HMV Record Store, Oxford St., London 24 July 2011
On the day
that tickets went on sale for the Thin Lizzy UK tour of 2012 the boys
were back in town to play an intimate in-store gig followed by a signing
session. This new incarnation of Thin Lizzy had just been well
received at the High Voltage Festival.
mouth had spread about this event on Facebook but not everyone was lucky
enough to get out of work in time to be here for the 6pm start.
all rockers knew that this was happening, one friend of mine I bumped
into was over the moon as she was just shopping in HMV for some CD's and
got excited when she saw the Lizzy logo on a drumkit.
around the racks of CD's, fans waited patiently until the band arrived on
stage. Then BOOM! Thin Lizzy blasted they way into 'Jailbreak' and boy
was it loud, the loudest in-store gig I've ever heard.
Ricky Warwick asked ''Is it loud enough?'' to which a few wags replied
''Yes a lot louder than High Voltage'' where through no fault of their own Lizzy played
through a below par low wattage PA.
than made up for that. This was Lizzy loud and proud, live and dangerous,
with the twin lead guitar sound provided by Scott Gorham and newcomer
Richard Fortus (Last seen in Guns 'N Roses) who both excelled themselves
on the stormers 'Don't Believe A Word' and 'Rosalie'.
this was like being at a real gig with the crowd eager to join in.
Warwick was amazed by the return howl of the coyote call to 'Cowboy
Song'. For 'The Boys Are Back In Town' many shoppers had gathered around
disbelieving what they were witnessing.
short killer set like that, an encore was demanded and 'Killer On The
Loose' proved that this band has more balls than you find at a David
Beckham training academy.
while afterwards the band came out to sign autographs and to have their
photograph taken with fans.
Lynott is no longer with us, but his songs are immortal and need to be
heard by many generations to come.
Set list : Jailbreak / Don't Believe A Word / Rosalie / Cowboy Song /
Boys Are Back In Town ...encore ..Killer On The Loose
Review by Mark Taylor
by Hugh Thompson
early-2012 tour starts on January 19 in Glasgow,
finishing at London Hammersmith Apollo on February 4th. Support is
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