what i don't get is their music - it's so boring. it's like it was an emotionless recording session or something like that, right? total zip.
it sounded that way to me when it came out, too. when 'the boys are back in town" became a surprise hit, they were about to be dumped from their label because of lousy sales - sheer boredom. frankly, their music was so dull and contrived that i wasn't surprised. whenever it came on the radio, we went channel-surfing , hoping to find something - ANYTHING - else. it was so uninspiring that it ruined our drunk...
i really don't care if lynott was a "wild man" or not. after punk rock, "wild man" seems so commonplace.
even though this image is from "incredibly strange creatures" by ray dennis steckler (the very first monster musical!), i read in that BFI book on romero's "night of the living dead" that romero and the other folks who made the film tried to reclaim control of the movie when their distributor bankrupted. the movie had be re-named and re-released under several titles by then. they frantically re-titled it back to the original titles and re-released it themselves to reclaim their copyright. unfortunately, they forgot to include the "C" copyright notice in their re-titling frames. the result was that "night of the living dead" is now public domain. it's free game for everyone!