Phil Lynott died in 1986. If he was still alive, then today (Aug. 20th) he’d be celebrating his birthday. And for those of you who are now going, "Huh? Who is Phil Lynott?" He sang lead vocals and played bass for the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. But really, more accurately stated and with no disrespect to the other band members… Phil Lynott was Thin Lizzy. It’s true. And both he and that band kicked major ass. Phil was a genuine blue-collar wordsmith with his lyrics and he had one of the most definitive and rad voices in rock and roll. His timbre and tone were unmistakable. And his vocal phrasing was kill-kill-killer. Just plain amazing. At this point, his style has been ripped and copped by so many other dudes I can’t even keep track. But hey, that’s all right because Phil was so cool, his contributions deserve to be carried forward and celebrated. Besides, nobody touches the magic of the originator.
Check out this tune, The Rocker. It’s one of my all-time Thin Lizzy faves. Sweet intro riff. Funky groove. And Phil’s vocal is soaked in swagger and dripping with attitude. It’s classic Lizzy and classic Lynott. And it’s a worthy tribute to one of the true stalwarts of rock and roll. In honor of Phil, turn it up and enjoy. Here’s to ya buddy. Happy Birthday! And thank you for all the rad music. You were the real thing.
I am your main man if you’re looking for trouble
I take no lip, no one’s tougher than me…
Love me some Thin Lizzy. Happy Birthday Phil.
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On my way home from class today. I love Chapel Hill.
I passed by that today! I almost took a picture of it haha
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