Taste – Live At The Isle Of Wight Review

Rory Gallagher With Taste LiveAh, a Taste live album. You can’t go wrong with that, unlike you have a general distaste (no pun intended) for heavy rock music. ‘Taste – Live At The Isle Of Weight’ was recorded on August 28, 1970 during the groups live performance at the legendary Isle of Wight festival. The album was released on December 1st, 1971 at which point the band had already broken up.

 You probably know by now that I am admittedly very biased when it comes to Rory Gallagher and Taste material. I love Rory’s guitar playing, he’s a force of nature. I saw him live a couple of years before his death and I am tremendously grateful for that experience. But back to this album. It’s a must-have for all Rory fans. The selection of tracks is killer. The sound quality is remarkably good, so what else can a Rory fan ask for? Also, Taste seemed to be in great form that day, a top-performance from beginning to end.

 I bought this CD a long time ago, but it is still available online. Here is the track list of ‘Taste – Live at the Isle of Wight’:

1. What’s going on
2. Sugar Mama
3. Morning Sun
4. Sinner Boy
5. I feel so good
6. Catfish

Most of you are of course familiar with the band’s line-up, but just in case:

Rory Gallagher: guitars, vocals and harmonica
Richard ‘Charlie’ McCracken: bass guitar
John Wilson: drums


There is really not much else to say, I think I covered everything in my video review. Again, if you don’t already own ‘Taste – Live at the Isle of Wight’, well, then you’re missing out on something. If you like your music loud, raw and without knick-knacks, then this album is for you.

Published date: October 11th, 2014 by Ulrich Peise

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