“When Thin Lizzy’s 'Jailbreak' was released on March 26, 1976, rock ’n’ roll was at a fascinating crossroads. The old-school dinosaurs who led ’60s rock — The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones — were still standing but limping along, already sounding like nostalgia acts to younger listeners. The next generation of arena-rock groups — Aerosmith, Kiss, Black Sabbath —were grounded in a more flamboyant, “party till you puke” sensibility that would soon be subsumed by the ascendent heavy metal movement. 'Jailbreak' would prove as foundational to the future sound of metal as AC/DC’s 'High Voltage' or Motörhead’s 'Motörhead,' just as Thin Lizzy’s no-nonsense musical approach informed the sensibility of punk.”