Before he went on a highly successful solo streak, Rory Gallagher fronted Taste - a highly influential Irish Blues Rock power trio that sound-wise had many things in common with contemporaries Cream.
Besides Gallagher, band members in Taste were Charlie McCracken on bass (who jammed with Steve Winwood and Spencer Davis Group just prior to their breakthrough) and John Wilson, who used to kick the drums with Them before their popularity soared. Charlie and John lay out perfect rhythms for a very young Gallagher in his pre-twenties, who showed heaps of talent for making his guitar sing the way only Rory can.
Taste's eponymous debut album from 1969 contains harder edged Rock jams like "Blister On The Moon" but also Blues traditionals like Leadbelly's "Leaving Blues" and "Catfish". Crucial material for any Blues or Rock fan.
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