“The Boys Are Back In Town” by Thin Lizzy (1976)

10 06 2010

This song was all over my youth. The radio, the school dances, the stereos of my friends’ older brothers and sisters. The energy is amazing. The vocal delivery is conversational, comfortable and recognizable, like your favorite uncle, after a beer or two, telling you about something your dad did when he was young and dumb. Precious.

Sad to say, the singer and bassist of Thin Lizzy, the great Phil Lynott, died much too young, not too long after this song was recorded. He’s a bit of a hero to me, and this song’s a bit of a shrine. You might hear this song in commercials or modern covers. I’d like you to hear the original.

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2 responses

11 06 2010
Meredith

Yay! You’re back!

12 06 2010
m4md

What? Someone besides me reads this?

Thanks, Meredith, it’s good to be back!

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