Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I ain't no saint (Rory Gallagher) (LP 108)

Rory Gallagher Defender (CD - The Capo, 1987) ****

Genre: Irish pop/ rock

Places I remember: HMV Oxford Street, London

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Don't Start Me To Talkin'


Gear costume: Kickback City (great lead off track)

Active compensatory factors: For me, the last album of great(ish) material from Rory. All the trademark sounds are present and correct. Rory was a firm 'if it ain't broke...' believer.

Along for the ride again was the great Gerry McAvoy on bass (and even Lou Martin makes an appearance on the album). 

Spirited blues and rock guitar heros your bag? Gig Rory in something close to his prime (which is still better than 90% of other rock acts).

Where do they all belong? Sadly, there was only one more album to come - Fresh Evidence.

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