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Taste - On The Boards (1970) [Japanese SHM-CD 2009]

Rock, Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Japan Editions | Author: artmuss | 19-10-2015, 11:39
Taste - On The Boards (1970) [Japanese SHM-CD 2009]
Artist: Taste
Title Of Album: On The Boards
Year Of Release: 2009 [1970]
Label (Catalog#): Universal Japan [UICY-93973]
Country: Ireland
Genre: Blues-Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 36:20 min
Full Size: 257 mb

The second and final studio recording by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher's neo-Cream trio reins in the playing to focus more on songwriting. The material is a virtual grab bag of blues-rock styles, moving from driving rockers ("What's Going On," "I'll Remember") and basic boogies ("Morning Sun," "If I Don't Sing I'll Cry") to a bottleneck blitz ("Eat My Words") and a pair of acoustic ballads. There's a pronounced jazzy tinge to his spiky guitar and never-again-heard alto sax on the slow blues of the title track and "It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again," the latter giving the Richard McCracken-John Wilson rhythm section a chance to stretch out and swing fluidly. The lyrics, never a Gallagher strong suit, are pretty simplistic, but the chorus hooks do stick. It could all have added up to one big eclectic mess, but for the often one-dimensional, sometimes ham-fisted Gallagher, the laudable variety turns On the Boards into the high point of his recording career. ~ Don Snowden


01 What's Going On – 2:48
02 Railway and Gun – 3:38
03 It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again – 6:33
04 If the Day Was Any Longer – 2:10
05 Morning Sun – 2:39
06 Eat My Words – 3:47
07 On the Boards – 6:02
08 If I Don't Sing I'll Cry – 2:40
09 See Here – 3:05
10 I'll Remember – 3:02

All tracks composed by Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher – guitars, vocals, Harmonica
Richard "Charlie" McCracken – bass guitar
John Wilson – drums

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