And now for something completely different. Bow To Your Masters is a Heavy Metal tribute to legendary Irish hard rockers, Thin Lizzy. Released on double coloured vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve with art that pays homage to the work of original Lizzy artist, the great Jim Fitzpatrick. In all, a beautiful package.
With the exception of Worshiper (a Boston band I’ve caught live), I’m unfamiliar with the contributing artists. That doesn’t matter as the material they have to work with is great. What I really like about Bow To Your Masters is the choice of material – it’s not the obvious Lizzy material. There is no Whiskey in the Jar (a good thing as Metallica fans may get confused) or The Boys Are Back In Town. Here there are lots of overlooked classics such as Johnny, Massacre and It’s Only Money. Some of their later career metal stuff – Cold Sweat and Thunder & Lightning. The Celtic rocker Emerald and some real deep cuts from the bands Decca days (Ray Gun/Vagabond of the Western World)
As a long-time Lizzy fan I’m very impressed.
Mothership-Are You Ready
Slow Season-She Knows
Great Electric Quest-Cold Sweat
WoFat-It’s Only Money
KOOK-Thunder and Lightning
Mouths of Thieves-Opium Trail
White Dog-Don’t Believe a Word
Funky Junction-The Rocker
Isaiah Mitchell-Still in Love With You
High on Fire-Vagabond of the Western World