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On this day in 1977: Thin Lizzy released Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation

44 years ago today, Thin Lizzy released their eighth studio album, Bad Reputation. To mark the occasion, we're revisiting Niall Stokes' classic 1978 interview with the band...

Searchlight On The Future. View From The Rear: Brian Downey. Occasional Angles: Phil Lynott. In the middle: Niall Stokes.

On the surface, it might seem that Thin Lizzy could have their eyes and hearts and minds on only one thing – the present. For a start they've just delivered what's commonly regarded as their definitive recorded statement in the brilliant Live And Dangerous double album set. Not only that, but the critical acclaim which greeted the work has been more than borne out by the immediate and, so far, sustained commercial success it's achieved.

Anniversary of Gary Moores Passing

Muched loved former member of Thin Lizzy died on this day back in 2011

The late, great Gary Moore (sadly he passed away in 2011 much too young at 58) is probably Northern Ireland’s most legendary guitar slinger son. Make that definitely. Born a Belfast boy in 1952 he became something of a musical prodigy, playing a mean axe from the age of 14 on. His career flourished locally since he was a childhood friend of Phil Lynott and Brian Downey and his apprenticeship served he delighted audiences with his flamboyant style and immaculate taste in Skid Row and Thin Lizzy.


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