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Taste – What's Going On: Live At The Isle Of Wight

Album Review

Electrifying last stand for Rory Gallagher’s early power trio.

Taste's set at the Isle Of Wight Festival in August 1970 had all the makings of a car crash. Broke, bitter, bickering with management and stuck in traffic on the way to the site, Rory Gallagher, drummer John Wilson and bassist Charlie McCracken were a trio hanging by the thinnest of threads. As the guitarist’s tour manager and brother Donal Gallagher remembers: “Rory kept saying, ‘Look I just want to get on stage. Let’s make this the last gig...’”

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