I'll Give You Love
2 x 7" single
Don't you defy me!
Anyhow, so Brian Robertson left Lizzy sometime between the recording of Live and Dangerous and the subsequent tour when it was released. Gary Moore was on guitar when I saw them on that tour, in fact. And Jimmy Bain? Well, he got the boot from Rainbow, 'cause leader/guitarist/despot Ritchie Blackmore is a control freak, in addition to a great guitarist. Or maybe he quit. I don't know. Go look it up yourself, dammit! Anyhow, the two of them joined forces as Wild Horses.
They released only two albums in their short lifespan, plus a few singles, some of which included non-LP material. Today's selection is one of those non-LP tracks, and appeared as the A-side of the bonus disc in the double 7" single of "I'll Give You Love," from their second album, Stand Your Ground. It's a nice, taut little rocker and Robbo's playing is immediately recognizable on the smokin' solo.
After they split, Robbo joined Motörhead, replacing "Fast" Eddie Clarke, who'd left for cigarettes and never came back. Seriously! He played on Another Perfect Day, toured with them for it (I saw them at a small club in Baltimore and they kicked ass), then split. Jimmy eventually rejoined RJD in Dio, and played on many songs about rainbows, unicorns, Satan, and lip gloss.