Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam - Glasgow Kiss

October 1984 bootleg dusted off

Glasgow Kiss

With a quintet featuring Mark
Stanway (Magnum) and
Lawrence Archer (Stampede),
the former Thin Lizzy frontman
knocked out 11 solo and cover
numbers, with a final Lizzy cut,
Sarah. The songs are decent
enough, kicking off with perky
Top Of The Pops theme, Yellow
Pearl. The audio quality is weak,
however, and so are the synths
and syndrums on the likes of
Nineteen. The balladry of Sisters
Of Mercy and classic Parisienne
Walkways are flanked by a
singalong Breakdown and
retreads of A Whiter Shade Of
Pale. A rocked-up version of the
Miners’ anthem, Here We Go, is
superfluous 24 years later!

2 stars 2 stars

Krescendo | KRECD 9

Reviewed by Tim Jones
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