Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Been thinking about On the Boards, the second album by Taste, the band Rory Gallagher led after jumping out of Irish showbands and into the rock world. I can actually say I got hip to Rory via a review St. Lester penned for Rolling Stone in which he lauded the Irishman's sax playing on this track, writing, "we have needed a rock saxist with the inspiration and facility to blow something besides garbled 'free' shit." Take that, Steve Mackay. Seriously, this was probably the best jazz-rock to originate in Those Isles besides Blodwyn Pig.