14_Steel Claw (1983) (new vocal)
Originally from the ‘True For You’ album, this song, about the underbelly of Dublin in the early 80s, became one of my most successful songs via the 1984 Tina Turner version on ‘Private Dancer’. My voice and spirit were really tired by the end of these album sessions and I never liked the final result. This re-mix features a new vocal recorded in 1999. Phil Palmer’s guitar solo still excites after all these years. Jamie Lane on drums, Dave Quinn on bass. This reminds me of ‘The Meeting Place’, the pub on Dublin’s Dorset St where me and a lot of my contemporaries earned our performance stripes.