Saturday, October 4, 2014

Orignal Vs. Cover(s) "Rosalie" Bob Seger vs Thin Lizzy, Andy Taylor

"Rosalie" is an obscure old Bob Seger song from his "Back in '72 album. I say 'album" because, strangely it has NEVER been released on even though it contains the studio version of his beloved "Turn the Page"


Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy covered the tune on their 1975 release "Fighting". The Lizzy boys add some distortion and speed the song up a little.


Ex- Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor, always a rocker at heart, covered the tune live and even thru in Thin Lizzy's "Cowboy Song" for good measure. Taylor has always professed his love for Lizzy and is essentially covering their version.

Phil Lynott's raspy voice  really captures the energy needed to sell the song, so I think you've got to give the "win" to Thin Lizzy for dusting the song off and making it a great rockin track.

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