The Rocker

Album: The Ultimate Collection (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • Phil Lynott: The Rocker is the title of the 1998 biography of the Thin Lizzy frontman by Mark Putterford, which is all the explanation this track needs. Lynott was in every sense a rocker - live fast, and unfortunately die young.
  • "The Rocker" - a group composition - was produced by Lynott with Nick Tauber and released on Decca in November 1973 backed by "Here I Go Again", their fifth single, although in Germany it was backed by "A Ride In The Lizzy Mobile".
    The album version is five minutes seventeen seconds of self-indulgence, not from vocalist Lynott but from Eric Bell, lead guitarist with the original three piece line up. Although it didn't make the UK single's chart, it reached number 11 in Ireland. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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