Song : World Blanket : Got To Give It Up (Thin Lizzy cover)

Let me be blunt. I (absolutely) love 70’s Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. To me, vocalist/bassist Phil Lynott is one of the great unheralded geniuses of music, and between ’75 and ’79, that band’s output was unmatched.

In fact, records like Bad Reputation, Jailbreak and Fighting sound as fresh today as they did when they originally thumbed their nose at disco three-plus decades ago. So imagine my shock and dismay to wake this morning and find that a modern band had braved one of Phil Lynott’s most personal songs, the chillingly prescient Got To Give It Up.

Blaspehmy.

Except a funny thing happened on my way to damning Brooklyn-based Mike Pomranz and his ill-conceived idea to hell. His cover works. Brilliantly. Where Thin Lizzy’s reading of the tune was as a swaggering rocker, World Blanket gives the song the Tonight’s The Night treatment, emphasizing the protagonist’s weakness in the face of crippling addiction. Both are harrowing, but for different reasons, and I guess I can love both versions.

MP3 : World Blanket – Got To Give It Up (Thin Lizzy cover)

After you’ve enjoyed the cover a couple times, do yourself a favor and track down the original on 1979’s Black Rose: A Rock Legend. Also, since we’re talking about World Blanket, here’s And Here We Are (Again Maybe) from their latest, 2012.

MP3 : World Blanket – And Here We Are (Again Maybe)

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