Dec 19, 2013

RhoDeo 1350 Goldy Rhox 139

Hello, today the 139th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock in the darklight are an Irish rock band were founded one night in late December 1969 in Dublin, Ireland, when Belfast guitarist Eric Bell met up with organist Eric Wrixon in a pub and found that they shared an ambition to form a group. Both musicians had previously played with Them, fronted by Van Morrison. The same night, they went to see the band Orphanage, which featured vocalist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey. Bell and Wrixon introduced themselves after the gig and suggested the four of them form a band together. Lynott and Downey were aware of Bell's good musical reputation, and agreed with the condition that Lynott play bass guitar as well as sing, and that they perform some of his own compositions. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums. After Lynott's death in 1986, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey.

Lynott, the band's de facto leader, was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of hard rock music. They boasted some of the most critically acclaimed guitarists throughout their history, with Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section, on the drums and bass guitar. As well as being multiracial, the band drew their members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities during The Troubles.

The band played their final UK concert before their break-up at the Reading Festival on 28 August 1983, which was eventually released in 1992 as their BBC Radio One Live in Concert album. The last concert came in Nuremberg on 4 September, at the Monsters of Rock festival, after which the band members went their separate ways.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album was released 2nd of June 1978, It was the 8th album release by the band and it's first live album which went platinum in the UK. The album was originally intended to be a studio album. Working with producer Tony Visconti, Thin Lizzy maintained huge success with their previous album Bad Reputation, and the group wanted to work with him again. However, Visconti had a very tight schedule, so Phil Lynott came up with the idea that they spend two weeks together compiling a live album instead.

The album sleeve notes credit two live recordings as the source of the album - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England on 14 November 1976 (as part of the tour for Johnny the Fox), and Seneca College Fieldhouse, Don Mills, Toronto, Canada on 28 October 1977. Although all sources agree that Live and Dangerous contains overdubs, there is considerable disagreement about the extent of them. According to Visconti, the album was "75% recorded in the studio." Other sources, including the band members themselves, claim that the finished album is "75% live". Mixing and overdubs were done at Studio Des Dames in Paris. The record sleeve includes a montage photograph in the studio consisting of a mirror, straw, razor blade and a rolled up five pound note (as an overt reference to cocaine consumption).

On this album, the band segues immediately from "Cowboy Song" into "The Boys Are Back in Town", on the line "a cowboy’s life is the life for me" - the last chord of the former was the first of the latter anyway though their studio versions were recorded as separate songs. This technique was revisited with the same pair of live tracks in subsequent performances, and showcased more professionally on further live albums. It's included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and ranked number one in's The Greatest Live Album Top 40. In 2011, the British music magazine NME ranked it at No. 1 in its 50 Greatest Live Albums of All Time.  Here in it's latest remastered and extended version (87min). N'Joy

Goldy Rhox 139   (flac 602mb)

Goldy Rhox 139   (ogg 213mb)

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