Only got into Nightwish because of their cover of Over The Hills ("Whaaaat - who are these people covering Gary Moore? How dare they! Oh well, Ill check 'em out anyway...")
And as much as Nightwish are in my top 5 fave bands (along with Blind Guardian, Magnum, Alice Cooper, and Within Temptation) their version is nothing compared to the original.
First got into Gary's music when I saw the music video for Over The Hills played on a crappy Australian saturday morning music video TV show back in the 80s.
Drifted away from him when he started doing blues - he played it exceptionally, just not my scene though.
Always respected his ability as a guitarist though. Picked up his Live at Montreaux DVD not too long ago - spectacular stuff.
R.I.P. Gary. I hope you are tearing it up with Phil once more, wherever you are.
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