Taste was an Irish blues-rock power trio that was active between 1968 and 1970. They issued two turn-of-the-decade albums on Polydor before guitarist/vocalist Rory Gallagher disbanded the group to launch his solo career. Two live documents and a mini-album of unreleased early recordings were issued post-breakup. Members: Rory Gallagher (vocals, guitar, 1966-70), Eric Kittringham (bass, […]

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher (March 2, 1948 — June 14, 1995) was an Irish blues-rock/hard-rock guitarist who was active between the late 1960s and early ’90s. He first emerged as the frontman of Cork power-trio Taste, which issued two albums circa 1969/70. He launched his solo career with back-to-back albums on Atco/Polydor in 1971. His popularity peaked […]

Rory Gallagher ‎– Calling Card (1976)

Calling Card is the sixth studio album by Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, released in 1976 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Do You Read Me” (5:15) A2. “Country Mile” (3:08) A3. “Moonchild” (4:38) A4. “Calling Card” (5:22) A5. “I’ll Admit You’re Gone” (4:20) B1. “Secret Agent” (5:46) B2. “Jackknife Beat” (6:59) B3. “Edged in Blue” (5:29) […]

Joe O’Donnell ‎– Gaodhal’s Vision (1977)

Gaodhal’s Vision is a jazz-rock album by Irish violinist Joe O’Donnell, released in 1977 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “The Vision” (4:55) A2. “The Exodus” (3:34) A3. “Caravan” (2:20) A4. “The Battle & Retreat Underground” (3:25) A5. “Tara” (3:24) B1. “The Fair” (6:20) B2. “The House Of Hostages” (1:58) B3. “For Trades & Hospitality” (2:26) B4. […]

Rory Gallagher – Tattoo (1973)

Tattoo is the fourth solo album by Irish hard-rock/blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, released in 1973 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Tattoo’d Lady” (4:40) A2. “Cradle Rock” (6:15) A3. “20:20 Vision” (3:58) A4. “They Don’t Make Them Like You Anymore” (4:04) A5. “Livin’ Like a Trucker” (4:20) B1. “Sleep on a Clothes-Line” (5:13) B2. “Who’s That Coming” […]