Thin Lizzy Surprised At Success Of Song They Almost Rejected (A Top Story)

On Wednesday Thin Lizzy Surprised At Success Of Song They Almost Rejected was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Black Star Riders guitarist Scott Gorham has recalled how Thin Lizzy were astonished when The Boys Are Back In Town became their breakthrough hit - because they hadn't wanted it on their Jailbreak album.

The 1976 single has been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time, and in Q's 100 greatest guitar tracks. But Gorham tells Classic Rock: "We were playing in some club in the US when our manager came in and said, 'Well, looks like we've got a hit.' We were like, 'Which song?' Seriously, we didn't have any idea at all which song it was that had taken off for us."

He continues: "To tell you the truth, we weren't initially going to put The Boys Are Back In Town on the Jailbreak album at all. Back then you picked 10 songs and went with those because of the time restrictions of vinyl.

"We recorded 15 songs, and of the 10 we picked, that wasn't one of them. But then the management heard it and said, 'No, there's something really good about this song.' Although back then, it didn't yet have the twin guitar parts on it." Read more - here.

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