The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy | rhythm & solos
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy from their 1976 album, Jail Break.
It's really too bad that most people only know Thin Lizzy for this song, as they were such an awesome band and had a lot of other great tunes and albums.
Phil Lynott was a great frontman, singer and songwriter.
In 2005 there was a statue of him put up outside of his favorite pub, Bruxelles, in the middle of Dublin Ireland.
Thanks to John ( a huge Thin Lizzy fan) for that info, he emailed me recently about a trip he took to Ireland recently where he saw the statue.
Anyways, this song is a total classic!
Everything about it is awesome, but the dual harmony guitar parts that Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson came up with are absolutely killer!
One of the coolest things about it, is that all the guitar parts are on the off beat in the intro, verse and chorus , but the harmony guitar parts are all on the down beat.
I'm sure that wasn't planned, but the effect of it IMHO is that the harmony parts feel really strong on the downbeat after so many off beats.
For me they're the highlight and hook of the song.
There's something about simple, strong parts that ring true in music.
I've said it a few times before in my videos, but things don't have to be complex to be great and this tune is a shining example of that.
I had a really great time working on these videos so I hope you enjoy them. Cheers
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