Rory Gallagher was the leading light in this band which formed in Cork in Southern Ireland in August 1966. Prior to this he'd played in assorted showbands and skiffle groups. Damery and Kittringham were recruited from an R&B band, The Axels. Taste were pretty hot property over in Ireland and gigged a lot in London and Hamburg too. Line-up (B) moved over to London where they soon became an important part of the blues boom. Taste were very much a vehicle for
Gallagher's blues playing and in late 1970 he went solo but continued in the same musical vein.
Their first album was basically a sparsely produced power blues effort. Their highlight was the Live At The Isle Of Wight album but in truth it hasn't aged too well.
Their second 45 was produced by
Tony Colton. McCracken and Wilson were later in
Gallagher died in 1995 during a liver transplant operation
"Blister on the Moon" - 3:26
"Leavin' Blues" (Huddie Ledbetter) - 4:15
"Sugar Mama" (Chester Burnett)- 7:14
"Hail" - 2:35
"Born on the Wrong Side of Time" - 4:00
"Dual Carriageway Pain" - 3:13
"Same Old Story" - 3:32
"Catfish" (trad. arr. Gallagher) - 8:04
"I'm Moving On" (Hank Snow) - 2:29
All tracks composed by Rory Gallagher except where stated.
Rory Gallagher - guitars, vocals, saxophone, harmonica
Richard "Charlie" McCracken - bass guitar
John Wilson - drums