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Not their best work but still a good album
on 9 August 2001
Jailbreak must have been a tough one to follow and Johnny was always bound to be judged by that benchmark, now it can be taken out of that arena, and judged on its own merits. Boogie woogie dance - last track on the vinyl is first up here - so programme your CD's to pass it by - it is truly awfull ,,, As for the rest, well Massacre still seems a bit strained and Sweet Marie is a little too saccahrin, but Old Flame, Fools Gold and Dont beleive a word are pure Lizzy gold. The title track is another blend - Lynott was always able to blend musical styles, listen to their early stuff its quite different from the rock style Lizzy are more famous for - sort of funk rock with a dash of soul. Its a good album - but it does come across as crafted rather than inspired for the most part - thats not meant to be a critisism as such - Such was the talent of this group that their craft is still taller in the saddle than the best efforts of their peers and successors.