Verses mainly involve straight eighths on red, with a sustain, two yellow notes, a YO chord to punctuate, and an occasional double-strum. It's decent, but it's a bit of a drone with how much it comes up in this song.
Instead, what we really want to look at are the chorus and bridge. The chorus is slow scales up the fretboard, and really fun movements. Its fun is accented by the fact there's a few sustains breaking up the movement, to keep it from being too same-y throughout.
And the bridge is boss, with straight eighths on red or yellow and accents on mostly higher notes every third note. Many times the note is a chord.
The chorus and especially the bridge are great fun, but the verse is kinda a drone and there's a noticeable break in playing where Phil Lynott is probably trying to amp the chord with hand gestures while singing. What's there is fun, but there's some lows that hurt it from being five-star.
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.