Title - 'Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre'
Artist - Thin Lizzy
Despite a huge hit single in the mid-'70s ("The Boys Are Back in Town") and becoming a popular act with hard rock/heavy metal fans, Thin Lizzy are still, in the pantheon of '70s rock bands, underappreciated.
Formed in the late '60s by Irish singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Lizzy, though not the first band to do so, combined romanticized working-class sentiments with their ferocious, twin-lead guitar attack.
As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition.
Newly discovered up from the vaults, "Still Dangerous - Live" marks another stellar live release from Thin Lizzy, recorded live at the legendary Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. Featuring the classic Lizzy guitar pairing of Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham, "Still Dangerous" reminds us Lizzy were a dynamite live act, even with the mistakes.
"The Boys Are Back In Town" was just about ready to break in the US back in 1977 and is appropriately aired in all its glory here. The guitars swirl over Phil Lynott's throbbing bass lines while the crowd lifts up the chorus. "Dancing In The Moonlight" slows things down a bit with its swinging rhythm and saxophone breaks. But, diehard fans may rue the omission of L&D favorites "Suicide" and "Still In Love With You" for "Soldier Of Fortune" and "Opium Trail."