"The Boys are back in Town"
will always be one of my favourite all-time songs. The great thing about the song is that it portraits a group of friends. Not a ballad yearning for a lost love, or a third-person narrative about a troubled society, but a song, rich in character, of a guy's night out. A couple other gems include "Cowboy Song"
and the energetic title cut. Thin Lizzy
established themselves as one of the best 2-guitarist interplay groups. Two songs really speak for themselves with the twin guitar attacks on "Warriors"
and the album closer "Emerald"
. Like many albums of this generation, I highly recommend it. I cannot imagine this album to ever sound outdated.