Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Now I'm back in your town (Rory Gallagher) (LP 55 - 57 )

Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher (Vinyl - Polydor, 1971) ***
Rory Gallagher  Deuce (Vinyl - Chrysalis, 1971) ****
Rory Gallagher Live in Europe (Vinyl - Chrysalis, 1972) ****

Genre: Irish pop/rock

Places I remember: First one came second hand from Real Groovy, other two from Marbecks Records (sticker to prove it).

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: In Your Town (both the studio version on Deuce and the live one on In Europe) - amazing guitar!

Gear costume: Crest of a Wave (Deuce); Can't Believe It's True (Rory Gallagher) - great sax from Rory!

Active compensatory factors: Rory's first three albums after Taste are about feet finding and getting a sound. By 1972's In Europe - there it was!

Perceived wisdom about Rory is that the live in concert stuff is the best way to approach his recorded works. No argument from me - his 1980 NZ concert remains my favourite concert experience of all time, BUT there are still many gems on the studio albums. 

Deuce is a big improvement on the tentative debut album (but even that has the excellent Laundromat and the unusually jazzy Can't Believe It's True).

For me, Irish Tour '74 knocks In Europe for six but that's just an indication of how great the Irish tour set is.

Where do they all belong? Much more Rory to come but Taste is the best destination for similar stuff to these three albums.

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