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Monday, January 24, 2011

Taste - Live At Isle Of Wight (1971, irish blues rock feat Rory Gallagher)

The festival at the Isle of Wight was to Europe what Woodstock was to the USA. Many problems came about as more rock fans than tickets available came to this usually peaceful island just off the coast of Portsmouth, England. The festival was held at East Afton farm in Freshwater, on the 13- by 23-mile island off the coast of Southern England. This was considered the last monster tribal gathering -- the five-day 1970 Isle of Wight Festival -- where 600,000 mostly stoned flower children turned ugly in obnoxious displays of hippie self-righteousness."

Many of the biggest rock stars of the time appeared at this festival including The Who, Free, Donovan, Ten Years After, The Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen and Jethro Tull, and ELP. Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison of the Doors made their last live stage appearance here.

Taste played through the madness of this giant concert where those who did not have tickets rushed and crashed the gates. 'Taste Live at the Isle of Wight' has some wonderful songs by Rory Gallagher and a cover for blues star Broonzy in "I Feel So Good."

1 What's Going On (Gallagher) - 5:38
2 Sugar Mama (Gallagher, Traditional) - 10:08
3 Morning Sun (Gallagher) - 4:36
4 Sinner Boy (Gallagher) - 5:30
5 I Feel So Good (Broonzy) - 10:08
6 Catfish (Gallagher, Traditional) - 14:16

* Rory Gallagher - Guitars, Vocals, Saxophone, Harmonica
* Richard "Charlie" McCracken - Bass Guitar
* John Wilson - Drums

1970  Taste - On The Boards

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  1. Thank you very much! Great concert

  2. Γεια σου Μάριε. Συγχαρητήρια για το blog σου! Ένα έχω να πω: Ότι δίσκο και να έχεις από Taste, είναι λίρα εκατό.

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  4. Thanks for your unselfish dedication in sharing great music on the site!
    I will waint witch impatience JAWBONE
    Best regards

  5. Thanks a lot! Rory-fan for ages..

  6. Thank you very much Marios, I just downloaded the two Taste albums from 'Phrock blog' and with this I have now three lossless wonderful Taste albums due to you. Good work. Have more Taste albums in lossless?


  7. Gracias Marios, soy fans incondicional de Rory Gallagher, y este disco precisamente lo tengo, pero me lo bajo para escucharlo en mi MP3. Fantástico Rory Gallagher, un hombre a la altura de los Grandes.
    Un estilo inconfundible.

  8. Great Festival Isle of Wight 1970, Miles Davis also played! Thank you Marios

  9. Thanks Marios for this fantastic post!

  10. Momentous event in the history of music. Presence of so many deities. It also reminds the unfulfilled potential remains a lingering pain in such untimely demises. However, appeal of such lives is, in fact, rooted in the abruptness of their end. Myth building is a complex process and it certainly appears that sense of loss and aura of death take a place of pride in this dynamics. Who knows how Jimi Hendrix would have looked and felt like at 60. Morrison might have turned out a cranky megalomaniac and Janis a nutty old hag. But when we look at the contemporaries like Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones and Carlos Santana we can’t but think about the lost promises. However, that is very calculative view of some extraordinary lives. They lived fast and died hard, therein rests the key to our nostalgia for them.

  11. Link is dead, reupload please, when you find some time.

  12. Hi,
    Can you re-up this live of Taste,links are staying in Isle of Wight?.Thanks Marios.

  13. As usual, I came too late here only to find dead links. Any chance for reuploading in the future will bring new life to this wonderful post.

  14. .....for Taste releases see here: