The Rocker

Album: The Ultimate Collection (1973)
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  • 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 singles chart, it reached #11 in Ireland. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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