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Thin Lizzy “Fighting”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Thin Lizzy’s “Fightin.’ Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Everybods knows the Jailbreak album. This preceded it and yes, it was better.

I became a huge fan if this album pretty much for one reason. ‘XRT played the crap out of it. This was in ‘XRT’s early days. They weren’t even a 24 rock station until about time. They used to call Thin Lizzy the ‘House Band.’ Back at that time.

The best known song was the, some what of a title cut you could say. It was called ‘Fightin’ My Way Back.’ I’ll attach it to the end of this rant. Phil Lynott’s best work was on this album. A less commercial sounding than ‘The Boys Are Back in Town,’ and’ Jailbreak ‘ etc.

A couple other favorites tracks were; ‘Wild One’ and ‘For Those Who Love to Live’

Cat Stevens “Teaser and the Firecat”

Today’s Cool Album in the Day is Cat Stevens, “Teaser and The Firecat.”

I was going to feature “Catch Bull at Four” because it contains ‘Boy With the Moon and Star on His Head’ but went with “Teaser and The Firecat” instead.

You could go with a couple different releases, but ‘Teaser’ has just so many classics.
‘The Wind, If I Laugh, Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken,’ and ‘Moonshadow.’

But there is something that will always be special to me about this album. That something happened on the night of January, 29th 1973, 6pm.Chicago time.

At that time the cease fire in Vietnam went into affect. I remember that like it was yesterday.

For some unknown reason, at that time I went to WXRT to see what they were playing. The station was a huge part of my habits back then.

They were playing ‘Peace Train.’
To this time, whenever I hear that song, I think about ‘That Day.”