• This uptempo boogie number runs to 5 minutes 12 seconds and features some classic duel lead guitar from Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Written by band leader, bass player and vocalist Phil Lynott, it was inspired by an episode of the American TV series Perry Mason. Called The Case Of The Lover's Leap, it was first aired on April 4, 1963; to quote from one on-line TV database: "Slippery Roy Comstock attempts to swindle his partner, Peter Brent, fake his own suicide, and disappear with his slutty wife. Comstock's plans come a cropper when he's discovered murdered. Peter Brent is accused of the crime and it's Perry to the rescue once again." The song doesn't go into such detail, and in spite of its subject matter is basically a feel good track. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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