Saturday, January 9, 2016
Taste 1971 Live At The Isle Of Wight
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 115,54 MB
You all know the score by now - fewer and fewer people are challenging the opinion that Rory Gallagher was perhaps the finest, most fiery and most consistent guitarist of the last 50 years and, thank God, he left lots and lots of proof.
Just before going on stage for the Isle of Wight set, Taste had their gear stolen and so had to play on borrowed kit - and just look what they achieved. Rory manages to produce bursts of speed and fire on the old Strat without ever entering the dreaded realms of widdly woo.
What's Going on?, the opener for On the Boards (buy NOW), just steams and roars with the whole band's interlocked ability. Sinner Boy has the most staggering slide solo and Feel So Good has the most wonderful intro and outro - and Rory is at double speed on this. Catfish, by then their show stopper, is a true show stopper: but the whole set is really really good and full of class. McCraken on bass and John Wilson on kit are very good and often underestimated. They push Rory on and challenge him to new heights.
I know a lot of folk who went to this festival and they all talked with awe in their voices about Taste and Procol Harum, with Robbin Trower at that stage.
This is a very good and very exciting performance. Just remind yourself, or learn for the first time, who was the real blues guitarist and singer of the 60s and 70s. Yes indeed - and great vocals too. (Mr. Thomas Thatcher)
01 - What's Going On 05:37
02 - Sugar Mama 10:11
03 - Morning Sun 04:35
04 - Sinner Boy 05:32
05 - I Feel So Good 10:11
06 - Catfish 14:25
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