I was took in Texas–Thin Lizzy rocks
Hearing Thin Lizzy on the radio convinced me to ride my bike down to the record store and buy “The Boys are Back in Town.” It turned out to be one of the best possible uses for a 10 year old boy’s allowance in 1976. The single convinced me to upgrade and buy the whole album, Jailbreak. As epic as The Boys are Back was, “Cowboy Song” became my favorite song from the lp. I had no idea what any of the lyrics meant, but I did know that the band’s twin guitar attack defined how I thought that rock music should sound. There isn’t much in the way of high quality video of the band from back in the day, but the first clip of “The Boys are Back in Town” from 1978 isn’t bad. I couldn’t sacrifice the sound of “Cowboy Song” for a bad video, so I included a recording from the BBC.