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5.10.08

Rory Gallagher




Rory Gallagher - Live At The Cork Opera House 1987 - [ DVD Trax ]

Jimi Hendrix was once asked in an interview, "What does it feel like to be the World's Best Guitarist", he replied "I don't know, ask Rory Gallagher."



In 1972 he was voted Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year, dethroning Eric Clapton. His album Live in Europe has been a big selling album not only in Ireland but also internationally. Generally regarded as one of the most influential guitarists ever, many of today's top musicians, including The Edge from U2, Slash of Guns N' Roses fame, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest, Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard, and Brian May of Queen cite Gallagher as an inspiration in their formative musical years. It is also a fact that the Rolling Stones auditioned Rory among a number of other guitarists for the band in the 1970s. Rory was the undisputed king of earthy blues, where his queen was his guitar, he is frequently cited as the greatest Irish rock guitarist of all time. Returning to play his hometown in 1987 in The Cork Opera House, Ireland, this is a great performance from the late Irish master bluesman and his band. Rory's guitar playing is amazing. The band supports Rory brilliantly throughout a selection of his old and new material. Listen to Rory's solo acoustic version of `Out On The Western Plain.' Check out Rory's detailed biography at RORY/BiO and there is info on Rory's "Powerful And Velvet" album @ RORYG/PFL&VT



TRACKS

1. Continental Op
2. Don't Start Me To Talkin'
3. Tattoo'd Lady
4. I Ain't No Saint
5. Follow Me
6. When My Baby She Left Me
7. Off The Handle
8. Out On The Western Plain
9. Wanted Blues
10. The Loop
11. Shadow Play
12. Messin' With the Kid
13. Loanshark Blues

BAND

Rory Gallagher Vocals Guitar
Gerry McAvoy (guest) Bass Backing Vocals
Brendan O'Neill (guest) Drums
Marc Feltham (guest) Harmonica

8 comments:

A.O.O.F.C said...

LINK Pt 1

LINK Pt 2

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Rory CD. How did you know I didn't have this one? LOL Take care. Thanks very much John

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, John. There's a lot of Rory stuff out there...most with poor sound quality. This one is from a DVD.Not great sound, but ok. Cheers, John, TTU soon

Lawrence said...

Thanks for Rory,
One of the Greatest...

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey, Lawrence. Rory will always be remembered as a giant of the blues guitar. I've just finished a new bio on Rory, and nobody could have practised so hard. What a pity he passed away. He had so much more to give. Thanks for comment.

Anonymous said...

Hello A.,
Thanks for the Rory. If only he could have put the cork in the jug.
Merry Christmas
Ed

Anonymous said...

Hello A.,
Thanks for the Rory Gallagher. A great live performer.
Merry Christmas,
Ed

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, Ed. Too much of the old "Arthur". Great man. We'll have a drink for him this season. Long live the blues, and the Irish! Cheers! Happy Christmas, and come back soon. Go raibh mile maith agat!