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Posted By: GUEST,Mick Woods
17-Jan-11 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Great guitar intros
Subject: RE: Great guitar intros
Yeah the original 3 piece with Bell, Downey & Lynott. They were deaperate to get a hit and had spent 3 weeks recording "Black Boy On The Corner" they were told that themust have a B side and recorded "Whiskey In The Jar" in just a couple of hours. Incidently there is no bass on it Phil is strumming a telecaster into a practice amp. They even got all the words wrong/mixed up. Eric's solo in the middle is supposed to be loosley based on "Brennan On The Moor" When it was eventually released it was a bit of a sleeper and got no airplay at all until a couple of months later when Kid Jensen started playing it on radio Luxembourg the rest is history!