“The Rocker” is a song by Irish rock group Thin Lizzy, included on their 1973 album Vagabonds of the Western World. It was also released as a single in an edited format, the original album track stretching to 5:17, most of the extra length being taken up by an extended guitar solo by Eric Bell. There is an accompanying promo video to the song which features Gary Moore recorded during his short spell with the band during 1974.
The B-side of the single in most territories was the album track “Here I Go Again”, but in Germany the non-album track “A Ride in the Lizzy Mobile” was featured. This track later appeared on the 4CD box set Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels as “Cruising in the Lizzy Mobile”.
The single failed to chart in the UK, but reached #11 in Ireland. However, it became a live favourite and was the final track on the band’s 1978 live album Live and Dangerous.
Recently, the song was remixed for the PlayStation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.

Edited by settlehead on 24 Dec 2009, 12:56

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