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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Taste : Best Of Taste


Taste is an Irish rock and blues band formed in 1966. Its founder was songwriter and musician Rory Gallagher. Taste (originally "The Taste") was formed in Cork, Ireland, in August 1966 as a trio consisting of Rory Gallagher on guitars and vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. In their early years Taste toured in Hamburg and Ireland before becoming regulars at Maritime Hotel, an R&B club in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


The fact that they, like so many late-'60s contemporaries, were molded in the image of Cream has often been cited to diminish the stature of Irish power trio Taste. But, all things being equal, it's impossible to dismiss their fine eponymous debut based solely on obvious source of inspiration, nor, by any means, the singular talents of the band's creative and performing focal point, vocalist and guitarist Rory Gallagher barely 20 years of age upon its release in 1969.

In 1968 Taste began performing in the UK where the original lineup split up. The new lineup formed with Richard McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums. The new Taste moved permanently to London where they signed with the record label Polydor. In November 1968, the band, along with Yes, opened for Cream at Cream's farewell concerts. While with Polydor, Taste began touring the United States and Canada with the British supergroup Blind Faith. In April 1969, Taste released the first of their two studio albums, the self-titled Taste, with On the Boards following in early 1970, the latter showing the band's jazz influences with Gallagher playing saxophone on numerous tracks.



Later the same year Taste toured Europe but were disbanded due to numerous reasons, the details of which are still unclear; but are generally acknowledged as having been due to managerial disputes and also tensions between Gallagher and the rest of the band, who wanted to be recognised as equals with him (Gallagher having been the sole songwriter in the band).



 
 The blues keep coming with the guitarist's self-penned showcase "Sugar Mama" and a more restrained acoustic "Hail," then the hard rock fires are stoked once again with "Born on the Wrong Side of Town" a track whose regional folk music accents did much to foment Gallagher's enduring status as a blue-collar, Emerald Isle legend.


They performed their last show on New Year's Eve in Belfast. Wilson and McCracken immediately formed 'Stud' in early 1971, with Jim Cregan and John Weider, while Gallagher went on to pursue a solo career.



TRACKS

01. Blister On The Moon     3:24
02. Born On The Wrong Side Of Time     3:58
03. Leavin' Blues  4:14
04. Hail     2:34
05. Same Old Story     3:30
06. Catfish     8:01
07. I'm Moving On   2:28
08. What's Going On     2:46
09. Railway And Gun     3:36
10. Eat My Words     3:44
11. On The Boards     5:59
12. It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again     6:31
13. If The Day Was Any Longer     2:07
14. I Feel So Good - Recorded Live   7:36
15. Sugar Mama - Recorded Live  8:09
16. Sinner Boy - Recorded Live     5:40

Take it HERE
MP3 Size : 174 MB
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Rory Gallagher BLISTER ON THE MOON
Taste - 1969
Everyone is saying what to do and what to think,
And when to ask permission when you feel you want to blink.
First look left and then look right and now look straight ahead,
Make sure and take a warning of every word we've said.
 
Now you lay you down to sleep make sure and get some rest,
Tomorrow is another day and you must pass the test.
Don't try and think too different now what we say is best,
Listen little man you're no better than the rest.
 
Don't lay beside the wayside all around the road we've set,
Smile and look happy fool or we'll throw you in the wet.
Now if you learn your lesson well and step upon the line,
Save your breath until forever we should get along just fine.
 
We'll bend your heart until it breaks make sure you feel no pain,
We'll be the one to crush you and give you to the rain.
But now you want to run away oh can I see you run,
Run across the frozen air try resting on the sun.
 
And if you feel it burn you don't yell out in pain,
Or wish you had a velvet sponge full of soothing rain.
So let's have that stiff upper lip now take a long deep breath,
Close your ears you cannot hear the rules are all pre-set.
You thought we were illusions but we meant the word we said,
We're in command, you tiny fly, we'll crush you till you're dead.

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