This Sunday’s Giz soundtrack is a real classic: Thin Lizzy’s performance of Cowboy Song merging into The Boys Are Back In Town at the Sydney Opera House.
Filmed in 1978, this concert has Phil Lynott at the top of his game, with Gary Moore kicking some serious guitar ass.
I wish I could have seen them back in the day, before Lynott died in 1986 following a long time of drugs and alcohol abuse. Instead I have to listen (repeatedly) to Live and Dangerous, a double LP that happens to be one of the best live rock albums in history. Certainly one of my top ten of the 70s. Released in 1978, it was produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s producer for most part of his career. It has some overdubbing here and there, but it’s for the best. If you like classic rock and you don’t have this, you must get it.
After two weeks on the road—travelling through the endless sea of mountains, forests and deserts of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah—it seemed like a good comeback soundtrack. Although, when I listen to this, all I want to do is to put my cowboy hat and boots back on, get into the car and drive all the way to get lost somewhere in Montana or Wyoming. [iTunes, Amazon, Spotify]