The action-packed sequel is called We Will Be Strong: Thin Lizzy 76-81. A press release reads as follows:
“In the follow-up to Fighting My Way Back: Thin Lizzy 69-76, Popoff picks up the rough ‘n’ tumble Thin Lizzy saga just as the band stressed and strived for a worthy follow-up to their Jailbreak breakthrough. The result was Johnny The Fox, one of the band’s finest albums, only to be followed by a string of records that placed Lizzy amongst the most revered acts within the realm of hard rock royalty. Bad Reputation, Live And Dangerous, Black Rose, Chinatown… the band’s mid-years catalogue is undeniably superlative, and this is the story of those records inside and out.
As with Pt. 1 of the story, Martin has endeavored to provide reams of fresh interview footage to support his fresh telling of the tale, additionally stuffing the book with photography and memorabilia shots upon most every page.
Immerse yourself in Popoff’s celebrated record-by-record methodology and emerge a rejuvenated Lizzy fan, newly appreciative of the deep album tracks hiding within this singular band’s sparkling, most storied years, tracks that are still being played today by a Thin Lizzy without Phil. The boys are back in town, indeed!
The book’s 256 pages include 262 rare, archival black and white photos and memorabilia shots to accompany my usual in-depth track-by-track play-by-play type o’ crazy biog.
Fresh new interviews for this book included (and most a few times), Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, GARY MOORE, BRIAN ROBERTSON, Dave Flett, Kit Woolven, Jimmy Bain, Darren Wharton, Clive Edwards, Laurence Archer, three punks and a bunch of cool quotes from folks who toured with Lizzy, knew Phil etc. As well, historical press interviews fill out the tale as we grind through the glory years.”
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