Night Music: Thin Lizzy, “Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight”

At lunch today with Mike S., in the Village, our waiter mentioned this song, which is a nice one as the Polar Vortex swoops in and we’re threatened tomorrow with close to a foot of snow.

The waiter mentioned that while Phil Lynott loved Van Morrison and wrote the song in (obvious) tribute, the rest of the band didn’t care for it and they never played it live (making this fake live performance even more fake). I don’t know, when I heard the name I immediately thought of Van Morrison’s Moondance, which did not contribute to the conversation at all.

3 thoughts on “Night Music: Thin Lizzy, “Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Caught Me In Its Spotlight”

  1. By the way, here’s another poppy little ditty that the Thin Lizzy band hated and they never played live but I always liked – “Running Back.” Keep it in your back pocket for football jokes that I’ve used several times already. I guess the other guys in the band wanted to fuck on the floor and break things, which I can certainly relate to.

    http://youtu.be/U05cmlY7E78

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