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Johnny The Fox

by Thin Lizzy

Johnny The Fox by Thin Lizzy

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Johnny The Fox

by Thin Lizzy

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Label: Island Def Jam
Because it came hot on the heels of the hit-stacked Jailbreak, the more complex Johnny the Fox was considered something of a letdown when released towards the end of 1976. In hindsight, however, it's one of Thin Lizzy's best: a glum collection of tunes Phil Lynott hammered-out while struggling to recover from hepatitis. The music also reflects his growing disillusionment with the 24-hour rock-and-roll party his life had become. On the opener, that rabble-rousing Johnny from "The Boys Are Back in Town" is now breaking into drug stores "to cure his daily need." Dark stuff for sure.

About This Album

Because it came hot on the heels of the hit-stacked Jailbreak, the more complex Johnny the Fox was considered something of a letdown when released towards the end of 1976. In hindsight, however, it's one of Thin Lizzy's best: a glum collection of tunes Phil Lynott hammered-out while struggling to recover from hepatitis. The music also reflects his growing disillusionment with the 24-hour rock-and-roll party his life had become. On the opener, that rabble-rousing Johnny from "The Boys Are Back in Town" is now breaking into drug stores "to cure his daily need." Dark stuff for sure.

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About This Album

Because it came hot on the heels of the hit-stacked Jailbreak, the more complex Johnny the Fox was considered something of a letdown when released towards the end of 1976. In hindsight, however, it's one of Thin Lizzy's best: a glum collection of tunes Phil Lynott hammered-out while struggling to recover from hepatitis. The music also reflects his growing disillusionment with the 24-hour rock-and-roll party his life had become. On the opener, that rabble-rousing Johnny from "The Boys Are Back in Town" is now breaking into drug stores "to cure his daily need." Dark stuff for sure.