With ex-Pink Floyd guitarist Snowy White onboard, Chinatown spawned the hit single Killer On The Loose. Without collaborator Tony Visconti, the band produced the album themselves alongside Kit Woolven.
Brian Downey says:
“A lot of people consider Chinatown a throwaway record but it wasn’t. To me Chinatown is the most criticised album Lizzy ever did, except perhaps Renegade. Maybe it is because there were one or two tunes people didn’t expect us to do, maybe it was too bluesy, and Snowy White was in there playing guitar and it wasn’t rocky enough for some people.”
“The title track is a great tune, good shuffle beat with lots of nice drum fills to keep everything ticking along nicely. The playing is really good on that album and I can’t understand where all the criticism came from years ago. To me it’s one of the better albums we recorded.”
“We had a little less time to rehearse but the majority of the album is good. The studio might have been slightly different. You have to take the time and have a really good listen.”
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