Not so long ago I made a side note comment that Lynam were releasing a new album. The live record, called Thank You Good Night! is Lynam's final record but the band says they "Are not breaking up."
Regardless of semantics, Thank You Good Night! is a fun record filled with Lynam's best known songs. Recorded live in Birmingham, Alabama over a series of shows, the album opens with "Tanis" and ends with "Leave Me Alone."
Lead singer Jacob Lynam doesn't always hit every not perfectly. After all, this is a real live record. It hasn't been retouched to high hell with ProTools. In fact, the listener actually goes away knowing what Lynam sounds like live - and that's pretty damn good.
Lynam is a very fun concert band. For the life of me, I don't know why they haven't made it big. Then again, not many new rock bands do make it big anymore. There are bands that write catchy songs and there are bands that write great lyrics. Lynam does both.
Now, Thank You Good Night! isn't without its flaws. My favorite "Losing Venus" is missing but thankfully "Just Say Anything" made the cut. I can do without the stage banter, but that's because I've heard it all before and generally, I despise all pithy comments from the lead singer mid-show. At any rate, I can't wait to see Lynam live again on Shiprocked in just one day!
Thank You Good Night! track listing:
3. Disco King
4. Save My Soul
5. White Trash Superstar
6. By Your Side
7. Waste My Life
8. Porn Star
9. Lindsay Says
10. Just Say Anything
11. It's All In Your Head
12. Leave Me Alone
As if I need to spell it out for you: buy this album! Thank You Good Night! is produced by Jason Elgin on the New Ocean Media imprint. Order the album now.