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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dougjwray, Mar 23, 2021.
And these aren’t even the pics from the after-party!
Yes, a couple of quotes here that indicate Phil's feelings about Van.
This quote relating to Dancing In The Moonlight,
“Phil was a huge Van Morrison fan. He loved the guy, loved his lyrics, loved his voice and the way he presented things,” says Scott Gorham. “I think a lot of Van rubbed off on Phil. And although he never sought to overtly copy Van, maybe this was Phil paying homage in some way.”
Emer Reynold, the director of the documentary of Phil, "Phil Lynott. Songs For While I'm Away" shared: “As the years wore on he talked a lot about Jimi Hendrix and you could certainly see in the early days a huge amount of Van Morrison."
“He was obsessed with Astral Weeks, he used to play it like 24 hours a day."
Two of Irelands greatest musical story tellers.
As said, if you listen to "LIVE AND DANGEROUS" you can hear and feel the energy Phil and the guys have.
I found that by listening to each song broken down that there are some simple parts with just enough "what did he play there" parts to make each song fun to learn.
The best thing about Phil was that he learned to play guitar first and sing then went to bass. He really had such a cool way of phrasing some of his songs and a "FEEL" that a lot of other musicians didn't have.
Just think of the music that he could have been making later in life if he would have taken better care of himself.
Interview with the director of "Songs for while I'm Away".
Phil Lynott: ‘I didn’t know how shy he was, how awkward, and scared of rejection’
Live and Dangerous
I was - and still am - a fan.
This was the first of a few TL covers my band played back in the day.
So much fun to play, and it always got a great response!
Absolutely. We used to play BABIT. I sang lead and played bass. Most challenging tune we ever tried. Never gigged it.
Something so crisp and economical about the way Robertson and Gorham play together....and then of course Phil Lynott the icing on the cake....all of of them very talented. Remember hearing jailbreak for the first time...that crunchy tone...brilliant. Great tunes.
I wonder when the new documentary will be available to stream in the US?
Man, I think this is pretty accurate. The guy just oozes personality. He’s the ultimate bass-playing frontman to me.
I’m a big fan of the storytelling songwriting too. There’s no politics, agendas, weird cryptic messages... just life.
The guy has the most expensive sig Fender bass I’ve personally ever seen; makes the Dusty Hill look affordable. A legend by any measure...
DIVERSE, great writer, performer and player. Did not overplay, more of a minimalist than flashy. So many great songs in many styles. Check out "Emerald", "Holy War", "Black Rose", "Massacre", "Bad Reputation", really any and all of it. I've heard the "Boys Are Back.." story TOO MANY TIMES. It's like if you only heard "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles.....
I love playing "Opium Trail", which has already been mentioned here. Other ones I think showcase him well:
"Waiting for an Alibi"
Yeah, I'd never consider Van Morrison to be rock. But the post mentioned rock and roll and I think Them certainly qualified as rock and roll (or R&B, which was basically the same thing back then). Thin Lizzy certainly were the first hard rock band of note from Ireland.
But he was an Irish national (and did most of his growing up in Dublin).
The boys are back must be one of the greatest songs in rock history. It is only natural this song is a first acquaintance for many people. Phil was a natural, with gigantic stage presence. Surrounded by the best of guitarists he would still be the main feat on stage with Thin Lizzy. This is quite rare.
I was a big Thin Lizzy fan, I bought many albums, It's Phil's expressive vocals and twin lead guitars as the primary focus. Nothing too fancy on bass, but as the total package it was great rock.
They all left room for each other, and it paid off.
Phil would leave center stage and let the guitars fly. He'd be in there jamming or just step off... it was a band.
Thanks, everyone. I've got a lot to listen to, now!
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