Video: Rory Gallagher – Continental Op
Rory Gallagher’s music has inspired author Ian Rankin to write a novella in the best spirits of crime fiction – the kind of stories that inspired many of the blues guitar icon’s best-known tracks.
And the results have just been released in the form of a unique concept album called Kickback City, which includes Gallagher tracks and a novella called The Lie Factory by award-winning writer Rankin.
The package is completed with artwork by artist Timothy Truman, known for his work with DC and First Comics, and also a Gallagher fan.
Kickback City is out now via Sony Music, packaged like a hardback book including three CDs, one of which features an audio version of The Lie Factory read by Hollywood actor Aidan Quinn.
Check out the cartoon video interpretation of Gallagher’s Continental Op below, and also an interview with Rankin himself on the making of Kickback City.