The song came out in 1976 on their album Jailbreak. It was honoured with the 499th position among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone praised lead singer Phil Lynott’s “Gaelic soul” and called the “twin-guitar lead by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson” used “crucial to the song’s success”. The song is played at most Irish Rugby matches. In March 2005, Q magazine placed “The Boys Are Back in Town” at number 38 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
Edited by Tedtrivia on 14 Jan 2011, 18:58
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