Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Way better than the first...
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1977 Articles » Thin Lizzy - 1977 Bad Reputation
 
Thin Lizzy - 1977 Bad Reputation



ARTIST: Thin Lizzy
ALBUM: Bad Reputation
LABEL: Vertigo (UK), Mercury (USA)
SERIAL: 9102 016, SRM-1-1186
YEAR: 1977
CD REISSUE: Reissue list..

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Phil Lynott - lead vocals, bass, string machine, harmonica * Scott Gorham - guitars * Brian Robertson - lead guitar on #3, 6 and 8, vox box, keyboards * Brian Downey - drums, percussion

Guests: Mary Hopkin-Visconti - backing vocals (#9) * John Helliwell - saxophone, clarinet

TRACK LISTING: 01 Solider Of Fortune * 02 Bad Reputation * 03 Opium Trail * 04 South Bound * 05 Dancing In The Moonlight * 06 Killer Without A Cause * 07 Downtown Sundown * 08 That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart * 09 Dear Lord

WEBLINKS: www.thinlizzy.org


Background
By 1977, Thin Lizzy had released their eighth album entitled 'Bad Reputation'. As with most rock bands who had endured personnel stability over time, changes were soon to be afoot. in the Lizzy camp As you can see from the front cover, there are only three members of the band on display. Lead guitarist Brian Robertson had a turbulent relationship with band leader Phil Lynott, and was only a bit player on this album (3 lead guitar solo spots), after he had suffered a hand injury during 1976, incapacitating him for a year. Robertson's yo-yo tenure with the band would end the following year.


The Songs
This would be the first album to feature Lizzy with new producer Tony Visconti. Also, 'Bad Reputation' would only feature two songs which made it to the legendary live album the following year; 'Live And Dangerous': 'Southbound' and the hit single 'Dancing In The Moonlight'. Still, there are many other great moments on the album. The title track 'Bad Reputation' is one such example. The fluid bass lines from Phil Lynott and surging guitar work from Scott Gorham make this a compulsory listen. 'Opium Trail' takes us on a visceral rush through the popular drug spots around the world, while Robertson can be heard blazing away on that one, his other solo spots can be heard on 'Killer With A Cause'. For something a little different, 'Downtown Sundown' takes a cruisier approach, with a little sax from guest John Helliwell thrown in. 'That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart' is a basic rocker though it has an air of the dramatics about it.


In Summary
Though Brian Robertson would be heard on Lizzy's seminal live album, 1978's 'Live And Dangerous', those shows were actually taken from two events in 1976 and 1977, when he was still in the band. By 1978 he had departed for good, forming Wild Horses alongside Jimmy Bain. 'Bad Reputation' made it to #4 in the UK album charts, while 'Dancing In The Moonlight' made it to #14. This album still holds a special place in Lizzy's back catalogue, despite the troubling circumstances it was recorded in. [word count 353]


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: Thin Lizzy 
 
Comments
#1 | jefflynnefan on January 23 2016 02:56:07
I was watching my dvd of Thin Lizzy at National Stadium in Dublin, from 1975, it's so amazing.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 100% [1 Vote]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Girl - 1980 Sheer Greed, Double - 1987 Dou3le, Sweet Comfort Band - 1981 Hearts Of Fire, Departure - 2012 Hitch A Ride, Ladyhawke - 2008 Ladyhawke, Taylor, B.E (Group) - 1983 Love Won The Fight, Great White - 2009 Rising, Helix - 1985 Long Way To Heaven, Jan Akkerman And Kaz Lux - 1976 Eli, Refugee - 1987 Burning From The Inside Out, Nobodys Fool - 2001 Interview with Steve Mercer, Scorpions, The - 1996 Pure Instinct, Scarbury, Joey - 1981 America's Greatest Hero, Eclectic Mouse, The - 1969 Everything I've Got, Fairchild - 1982 Shadowland
Tags©
Bonrud Mydra Steve Miller Band Tony Kishman Artillery Annihilator Essential Series Metallica Exodus Megadeth Death Angel Exciter Slayer Anthrax Sepultra Fates Warning Duran Duran U.K Edde Maxx Starz Tim Feehan 3-D Starcastle Rock Candy Records Hungry Heart Big Picture The Tirith VU Icon Rock Candy Records Bloodrock Snakeye Robin Trower Holly Woods Toronto (Band) Eight (NZ) Visitor Vanilla Fudge Starbuck Grand Slam Rock Candy Records Bullseye Butch Walker Jungle
All Tags
Search DDG