The song was originally released in on their album Jailbreak. Which song are you talking about? We owe it all to two DJs in Louisville, Kentucky. They fell in love with the fucking song and played it incessantly until other stations in the surrounding area picked up on it… Had that song not kickstarted the sales of the album, then the band was over. It was given th position among the Rolling Stone ' s Greatest Songs of All Time though was not included in the update.
Rolling Stone praised lead singer Phil Lynott 's " Gaelic soul" and said the "twin-guitar lead by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson " was "crucial to the song's success". The original UK single release featured the album track "Emerald" as a B-side, although in some territories " Jailbreak " was chosen. The single was remixed and re-released in several formats in Marchafter the success of the "Dedication" single, reaching No.
There are many theories regarding the inspiration behind "The Boys Are Back in Town", although none has been verified. This unauthorised use of the song caused controversy. Both Lynott's mother, Philomena Lynott, and Thin Lizzy lead guitarist Gorham criticised its use, suggesting that Lynott would not have wanted his music used for any political use, including endorsing politicians, and furthermore would likely have objected to the policies of Ryan and his running mate Mitt Romney.
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