Monday, February 7, 2011
Gary Moore, R.I.P.
Gary Moore recorded exactly one album with Thin Lizzy, 1979's "Black Rose." And a fine album it was. Yet, Moore's presence, not to mention his fiery fretwork, seemed to be all over all things Lizzy. You couldn't mention the band without mentioning the guitarist.
Moore seemed to abandon all but the blues since the early 90s. But the man played it all, from his early days with Skid Row, to his time with the jazz fusion ensemble Colosseum to of course, his on again/off again romance with Phil Lynott. I never really knew if it was a Billy Martin/George Steinbrenner relationship, or if Moore just came to Lynott's aid when he was in trouble.
I have been wanting to do a Thin Lizzy post or mix since day one. I may this weekend. It's a shame that this was the catalyst.
Gary, you will be missed.