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Remaking Thin Lizzy

We’re continuing with the summer remake series. Today’s remake took me a long time to decide upon. On one hand, I was tempted to go with another Queen remake (a song remade by the same band remaking today’s song), but decided I had to go with Thin Lizzy.

Thin Lizzy was one of those bands that was both hard and melodic. Phil Lynott, the singer, has this velvet smooth voice I adore. Today’s song is actually a remake of an old Irish folk song. It was remade by Metallica in 1998 following very closely to the original, but adding their signature heaviness.

I don’t know what it is about this song, if it’s the lyrics, or the catchy guitar riff, but this is one of those songs that I have to listen to every time I happen to catch it on the radio. The best part is, it doesn’t matter if it’s Thin Lizzy’s version or Metallica’s. Tell me what you think.

The original:

The remake:


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