Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Whack for My Daddy-o

For your listening pleasure here are several versions of Whiskey in the Jar. First up is the original rock-ified version by Thin Lizzy. Do not mistake Eric Bell's antics for a bona fide attempt at music simulation... We want to see fingers actually playing notes!

The studio version by Metallica is absolutely great, but what I believe is the official video misses the mark. The song is titled 'Whiskey in the Jar' not 'Puking in the Toilet', but maybe I am just getting old. Here is an excellent live version from Dublin.

And here is a stellar live version with two of Thin Lizzy' s guitarists: Gary Moore and Eric Bell.

I particularly enjoy Bell's performance in this video, enough to forgive his goofing in the video 35 years earlier.

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