Posted in metal | music on September 4, 2012

Phil Lynott

Apparently Philomena Lynott, mother of sorely missed Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, feels that her son would not appreciate the recent use of her son's band's music...

Republican vice-Presidential runner Paul Ryan arrived on stage at the Republican National Convention last week to the strains of 'The Boys Are Back In Town', a Thin Lizzy hit from the band's 1976 album Jailbreak, written by Philip Lynott. Ryan has tried to give an edge of rock 'n' roll rebellion to the Romney ticket by talking up his love of music from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin. However, Philomena Lynott - herself a best-selling author - rejected the association of her son's music with the Republican Party cause.

"I am really upset at Philip's music being used in Mitt Romney's campaign in a political way that Philip would not have approved of... As far as I am concerned, Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for gays makes him anti-gay - which is not something that Philip would have supported. He had some wonderful gay friends, as indeed I do, and they deserve equal treatment in every respect, whether in Ireland or the United States.

"Neither would Philip have supported his policy of taxing the poor and offering tax cuts to the rich, which Paul Ryan is advocating. There is certainly no way that I would want the Lynott name to be associated with any of those ideas. -[HotPress]

Paul Ryan also says Rage Against the Machine are one of his favorite bands, but "doesn't listen to the lyrics." Dude just likes to rock.

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Comments (33)

"Really Upset" = pay me

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:20 AM

""Really Upset" = pay me" = comment by an ignorant asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:41 AM

""Really Upset" = pay me" = comment by an ignorant asshole.

Posted by Rt | September 4, 2012 11:44 AM

I work for the Romney/Paul campaign, and some staffers wondered if using the music would bother anyone...it was unanimously decided that we don't give a fuck

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:50 AM

YES WE CAN!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:57 AM

Forward

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:02 PM

The families of the tens of millions* of US unemployed do not appreciate the recent misuse of their country by the present administration as of late

(* 12,794,000 claiming unemployment benefits, plus the millions that have dropped off the radar)

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:07 PM

" ""Really Upset" = pay me" = comment by an ignorant asshole." = comment of an ignorant asshole. full stop.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:10 PM

Too fucking bad. Romney has a license and pays a royalty. Most people here steal their music, so STFU.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:15 PM

Ms. Lynott should be more pissed at the bullshit "Thin Lizzy" that continues to tour. Theyre dragging Phil's name in the mud more than the Romney campaign.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:22 PM

12:15 clearly, but she's obviously just trying to distance phil & the music from the romney campaign.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:13 PM

12:15 - there's a difference between a public performance license (which of course the Romney campaign has) and implied endorsement... and neither has anything to do with individuals stealing music. Thanks for sharing your lack of knowledge with us.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:14 PM

^ "implied endorsement", from a dead man. Thank you for sharing *your* lack of common sense with us.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:30 PM

@1:30. you're a fool. go to college & take some classes and learn about what you speak.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:33 PM

BING BONG HING DONG

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 2:14 PM

I'd be pissed to if a relative's music was being used by the American Nazi Party too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 2:22 PM

the white boys are back in town

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 2:51 PM

2:22 - no, no. It's ok. 12:15 says they have a "license" and they'll pay a "royalty." Your relatives will be sieg heiling all the way to the bank!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 2:55 PM

WAIT! Republicans are Nazis?

Because as far as I can tell, there's only one party who treats nationalism and their leadership as a religion and savior. Only one party where we are taught to serve our leader, not the leader serving us.

OBAMA! OBAMA! YES WE CAN! I pledge to serve the president!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:11 PM

I wonder if the Mormon Church performed a posthumous baptism on Phil Lynott before using Thin Lizzy's music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:15 PM

3:11 - No one said that. Calm down.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:17 PM

1:33 thinks Phil Lynott is still alive
What a dope!
I doubt he'd even heard of Thin Lizzy before this thread prompted him to consult Wikipedia.

Fucking children on this site nowadays.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:32 PM

3:17 needs to learn how to read. 2:22 clearly equated Republicans to ANP, since the phrase lacked a separating clause.

Learn how to think, drone.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 3:34 PM

3:32 - your comment is bizarre. I was standing in front of Phil's statue in Dublin 2 weeks ago.

3:34 ^ yes, it was so clear. especially when 2:22 also said "i'd be pissed to".

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:15 PM

It's come out that there's a guy who posts a lot/contributes to diehipster.com that also posts anonymously here at BV. He posts conservative politics and anti-hipster stuff here.

The guy is from Staten Island and is middle aged. He seems to have no interest in music. He's probably here in this thread already.

My question: why do people like this come here? Are they scalpers looking for good tickets to get? And then they decide to stay and go all Gran Torino at everyone? Or are they so pathetic they are going to sites where they have no vested interest in the music just to post conservative nonsense and shake their fists at "hipsters?" Weird.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 6:35 PM

Fuck these square bumpkins trying to get all rock-n-roll. And the same goes for the uppity chumps on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 8:22 PM

^ and that man's ip address...it's coming from inside your house! :0

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 8:28 PM

^ Ahh, the chumpiest of chumps.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 8:31 PM

I like music, live in Manhattan, and am a republican. I've never gone to diehipster.com

Eat me, bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:36 PM

Is Ralph Nader on the bill this year?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 1:25 AM

this just in from charlotte: that famous breakbeat on "johnny the fox" from the rock&/or roll group thin lizzy is pumping at the DNC dance party.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 2:34 AM

6:35 needs to take off the tin foil hat, take a shower to get the Cheetos stains off his fingers, put on a set of CLEAN clothes and go outside. You are missing a nice life, my crazy friend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:14 AM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 6:57 AM

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