Phil Lynott Fatalistic Attitudes 1981

By Jim FitzPatrick

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‘This was to be the cover of Philip’s second solo album, a very adventurous and avant-garde work that Philip felt would lead him far away from the ‘hard man’ image and towards a more literary career as a creative writer/musician. His Irishness was never in doubt but now we talked a lot about his black roots and black music. I loved Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy Waters and all that stuff, Philip was big into the Irish poet Yeats and beat writer Jack Kerouac.

Somewhere, somehow, he wanted a synthesis and fusion of all these influences to flow into his music; he played me the master mixes of this album on a set of cans attached to a Walkman as we walked the beach. I was proud to be involved but unfortunately the record company wanted more hard rock, as is their right, and his dreams were shattered. 
The cover was too ‘serious and dreamy’ so it went too. C’est la vie’.

Philip loved it so much I gave it to him to hang in his home studio. It hangs today in his mum’s house in a room dedicated to his memory. At the top left, on the original artwork, is a dedication: ‘To Philip. This one is for you. Jim’. It was our last collaboration’. –JF


Available in 4 sizes:


Signed Giclée Print
21cm x 29.7cm Unframed
26cm x 34.7cm Framed



Signed Giclée Print
29.7cm x 42cm Unframed
34.7cm x 47cm Framed 



Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 295 and are embossed as proof of authenticity
42cm x 59.4cm Unframed
47cm x 64.4cm Framed



Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 95 and are embossed as proof of authenticity
59.4cm x 84.1cm Unframed
64.4cm x 89.1cm Framed


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