In Spotlight in
early October, 1969, Pat Egan reported that Gary Moore had been "loaned"
to Granny's Intentions to help out on their latest recording
effort and had decided to stay with the band, leaving Skid Row without a
guitarist. The same column also announced that a Skid Row "Farewell
Dance" would be held the following Sunday in the Crystal with both Phil
Lynott and Gary Moore in attendance. Robbie Brennan left the band and
was replaced by Noel Bridgeman who returned to the band. In the end,
Gary did not leave and a few weeks later, Pat was touting the band as "Ireland's
Best Hope for International Success."