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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reggie Watts Covers the Most-Popular Thin Lizzy Song

Posted by on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Ex-Seattle musician/comedian Reggie Watts puts a respectfully irreverent, shambolic spin on Thin Lizzy’s 1976 hit “The Boys Are Back in Town” to welcome back Conan O’Brien from wherever the talk-show host was gone. Never realized this before, but Watts bears a resemblance to Thin Lizzy mainman Phil Lynott. If they ever make a film about Phil, Watts should be a contender to play him.

 

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Keekee 1
He too fat to play Phil.
Posted by Keekee on November 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 2
Seattle's Murder Dice is the perfect Phil

Right on though Reggie. Still wish we could get another record like Connected, that's a slept on town classic
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on November 2, 2011 at 12:13 PM · Report this
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@1 Yes, he'd have to lose weight, but that is not an impossible thing to do.
Posted by Dave Segal on November 2, 2011 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 4
Hollywood snapped up the rights to Philomena Lynott's "My Boy," but the project died on the vine. At one point, CSI's Gary Dourdan was attached to the part. He's part-Irish and actually sings and plays--and has a drug record!--but he looks nothing like Phil, and ya gotta nail that accent. Cast as Philomena: Holly Hunter. Been following the story for years. Phil's my man!
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on November 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM · Report this

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