Listen to Black Fast’s Cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning': Exclusive Premiere
The title track from Thin Lizzy's 1983 Thunder and Lightning LP gets a suitably aggressive homage from Black Fast with the St. Louis metal quartet's latest release.
"Thin Lizzy is my favorite band," says Black Fast frontman Aaron Akin regarding his group's decision to cover the track. "I have this double live album they recorded on their last tour called Life that starts with this song. You can hear the crowd, imagine them walking out onstage and going right into this track."
Black Fast's "Thunder and Lightning" cover makes its debut roughly two years after the band's sophomore full-length effort, 2015's Terms of Surrender, and shortly after the close of voting in the group's campaign to become one of Metallica's opening acts on their Worldwired tour. For Akin, it's a fitting time to honor one of his favorite acts.
"Sadly, Thunder and Lightning was the last Thin Lizzy record," laments Akin. "[Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott] died a few short years after its release. It oozes cool, as he did. And the John Sykes guitar solo! I had to call on one of my best buds Reece to step up and let one rip for us and he absolutely nailed it. I think this f---er landed pretty cool. It's dangerous. It's streetlights and leather. It's a switchblade."
Check out Black Fast's version of "Thunder and Lightning" above, and if you like what you hear, visit the group's official site and Bandcamp catalog to sample more of what they have to offer.
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