RORY GALLAGHER – ” I Take What I Want “

Posted: October 7, 2016 in MUSIC
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I Take What I Want Rory’s cover of the Sam & Dave classic from his appearance on the Don Kirshner Rock Concert in 1975.

In between glam and punk, there was only one person who was anti-mansion, anti-roadies, anti 30 guitars on stage, and possibilly the best live act you could go and see, that was Rory Gallagher. In 1975 at the height of progressive exploration and extended soloing, he was saying three to four minutes was plenty for a song, even with a solo. The tempo is up, he keeps it rockin’, but he’s also got a soul aesthetic and his Sam And Dave cover sounds like something you’d have heard in a club in 1966. It was very different to what everyone else was doing, he was also one of the few musicians who could be a rock star on the cover of the Melody Maker, but could totally hold his own with the pub rockers.

1975 ; (Likely) Aquarius Theatre, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

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