Bow To Your Masters Volume One – Thin Lizzy

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.

Full tracklist:


Mothership-Are You Ready

Mos Generator-Massacre

Wizzerd-Ray Gun


Red Wizard-Chinatown


Slow Season-She Knows


GOYA-Cowboy Song


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

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