Track of the Week: “The Boys Are Back in Town,” by Thin Lizzy
April 13, 2011 4 Comments
If you were asked to name an Irish band, you’d probably name U2, right? Me too. Despite donning self-indulgent, pro-wrestling-esque names like “The Edge” and “Bono,” U2’s worldwide success makes them, by far, the premiere Irish rock band of all time. But before U2, there was another supergroup that hailed from The Emerald Isle: Thin Lizzy.
“The Boys Are Back in Town” from the 1976 album Jailbreak features dual-guitar playing by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. In fact, the main melody line is a harmonized dual guitar line played perfectly by Gorham and Robertson. The guitar break is also a harmonized dual-guitar line. Take a listen. One of my favorites.
You can watch Scott Gorham explain the evolution of this great song, including an explanation of the harmonized guitar parts, right here.
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