Transmissions 1968-69

CD £8.99
  • SKU: VCD2146
  • UPC: 1571415830333
  • Release Date: 24 April 2020


Label Review.

Radio Broadcast. John Peel sessions and two tracks from Dutch TV.

Our Overview.

Rock and blues band Taste (originally "The Taste") was formed in Cork, Ireland, in August 1966 as a trio consisting of Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. In 1968 Taste began performing in the UK where the original line‐up split up. The new line‐up formed with Richard McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums.

The new Taste moved permanently to London where they signed with the record label Polydor. In April 1969, Taste released the first of their two studio albums, the self‐titled ‘Taste’, with On the Boards following in early 1970, the latter showing the band's jazz influences with Gallagher playing saxophone on numerous tracks. Taste recorded three sessions for John Peel’s Top Gear programme between 1968 and 1969. Nine songs from those sessions are featured on this disc. In addition, two live recordings broadcast on Dutch television on 22 August 1969 are also included.

Tracklisting: Blister on The Moon / Dual Carriageway Pain / Norman Invasion / Sugar Mama / Leaving Blues / Born on The Wrong Side of Time / Wee Wee Baby / Same Old Story / I'm Moving On / Blister on The Moon (live) / Sugar Mama (live)