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Phil Lynott - Old Town

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Thin Lizzy, led by the late Phil Lynott, was one of those groups I knew about because of "The Boys Are Back in Town" and of course later because of Metallica's cover of "Whiskey in the Jar" but I had never dived into their discography (13 albums! Not including a whole bunch of bootlegs etc) or Phil's solo work. A few months ago I don't know how I stumbled across the song the video for "Old Town". I think I was trying to learn how to play "The Boys are Back in Town" via youtube and it was a suggestion. At first I thought WTF, this thing has a whole bunch of keyboards. What is this? But it grew on me by the 2nd or 3rd listen.  I was on a bus to the Pyrenees streaming it on my phone cause I couldn't get it out of my head. I sat down and learned its chord structure and melody.

From there I was hooked, started to listen to Thin Lizzy more and more. "Still in Love with You", "Cowboy Song", Phil with Gary Moore, tha…

Machine Gun Camera

So, Summer's almost over and it's time to get back on track with all pending projects.
First on the burner is Machine Gun Camera,  my upcoming single. It's a track I wrote way back in the fall of 2014 and have demoed a couple of times. I've played it live a couple of times but have yet to finish the definitive recording still working on production and arrangements. The track is a bit of a departure from what I usually write or play.
Hoping to have it out early October.