The Boys Are Back in Town

Thin Lizzy

Posted Dec 09, 2004 12:00 AM

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Written by: Phil Lynott
Produced by: John Alcock
Released: March '76 on Mercury
Charts: 17 weeks
Top spot: No. 12

Thin Lizzy's Lynott sang the hard-rock drama of "The Boys Are Back in Town" with the Gaelic soul of a self-described "black Irish bastard" (his mother was Irish; his father was a Brazilian sailor). Just as crucial to the song's success was the twin-guitar lead by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Lynott died from years of drug abuse in 1986; he remains a beloved Springsteen-like figure in Ireland.

Appears on: Jailbreak (Mercury)

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