Turns out Robert Smith (The Cure) has been a huge Thin Lizzy fan most of his life!

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  1. Aftermath

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    Weezer and metal.

    Cobain and the Beatles.

    I'm sure there's more though. Always interesting to hear.
     
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    Thin Lizzy were hugely influential. I read multiple times that U2 were obsessed with them.
    Seriously, if you take that (just being honest) super creepy, dumb Boys are Back song and table it, the entire rest of their catalog is totally rocking. But I know exactly 1 other person in my sphere who ever listened to anything but that song. TL is great rock'n'roll.
     
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    Smith was king of melodic chorus laced guitar lines. Such a good songwriter too.

    Interesting connection, I'll have to look deeper into thin Lizzy.
     
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    The cure was and still is highly influential. Just like heaven is a masterpiece.
     
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    Robert Smith and I are the same age, so similar influences.

    You're in for a treat then. :cool:

    The 'Live & Dangerous' double album is frequently in the top live albums of all time list, check it out. Phil Lynott wrote some great songs.

    This late 70s clip from the Whistle Test is a treat, with Gary Moore (playing Peter Green's LP) & Cozy Powell.
     
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    Oh wow forgot Moore was in Lizzy. He's great. Love his solo stuff.
     
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    Insanity. That Les Paul sounds spectacular. Also bass sounds incredible. Vocals perfect.
     
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    Isn't it? That sound is the 'Les Paul into a Marshall' sound that lives in my head.
    A quality outfit, all round.
     
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    Almost sounds wet, juicy. Touch responsiveness. Wow he had a great unique tone... His guitar technique was quite advanced. He could almost shred as fast as evh but more tasteful.
     
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    Lynott, Robertson, Gorham, Downey. Live & Dangerous...
     
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    Robert Smith is actually a very good guitar player. His bio is a pretty good read.
     
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    If you didn't know, Huey Lewis and Phil Lynott were pals. Huey (on harp) recorded with Lizzy.
     
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    Me too
     
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    More often than Lizzy Mr. Smith went to Alex Harvey; In other interviews he has stated having been a David Bowie fan, which makes more sence than the first to idols in my mind.
     
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    I discovered Lizzy while in 7th grade, 1976. Previous set lists have included Cowboy Song, Boys R Back, and Dancing in the Moonlight. I miss that band.
     
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    Here ya go - an all-you-can-eat buffet of Thin Lizzy for just $9.99 on Amazon:

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