Live And Dangerous
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
Be honest. You want to know why Thin Lizzy aren't bigger than Seger and Springsteen combined. Well, here's a viable theory: Phil Lynott was an authentic street poet, right up there with the Boss and the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. But unlike them, Thin Lizzy didn't pander to critics and their nostalgic notions about rock 'n' roll. As Live and Dangerous proves, these dudes played hard rock for post-Vietnam teens who didn't give a rat's butt for "the '60s" or Rolling Stone magazine.