I named this post REDISCOVER, but many of you may not yet know of Lynott, or even the band that brought him fame, Thin Lizzy, so I envy you, I would love to get up this Sunday morning and discover an artist with this much talent and charisma. And even if you are familiar, perhaps you've forgotten...
When listening to Phil Lynott, even when you're familiar with his voice, you can't help but find your ears prick up. The presence and charisma of his voice can only be compared to that of an actor whose appearance on screen is electric, it demands that you watch, but as it's happening it's subliminal, quietly filling crevasses in your psyche you're unaware of, that you couldn't understand. This is a small sample of Phil Lynott's work with Thin Lizzy, a few songs that have been ringing in my ears lately:
little girl in bloom [mp3]
little girl in bloom (Peel Session) [mp3]
randolph's tango [mp3]
cowboy song (Peel Session) [mp3]
things ain't working out down at the farm[mp3]
Phil Lynott died at age 36 on January 4th 1986.