Rory Gallagher Against the Grain 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

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Summary: Rory Gallagher's 1975 album "Against the Grain" is a masterpiece of blues rock that showcases his virtuosic guitar playing and soulful vocals. The 12" vinyl LP version of the album offers a warm and rich sound that transports listeners back to the era of classic rock. From the energetic opener "Let Me In" to the hauntingly beautiful "A Million Miles Away", this album is a must-have for any fan of blues or rock music.

Music Genre:

 Irish Blues Rock 

Collector's info:

 Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photography of Rory Gallagher and his band on the inside cover pages.  

Album Production Information:

 The album: "Against the Grain" was produced by: Rory Gallagher

Record Label Information:

 Chrysalis 6307 563

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 240 gram  

Year & Country:

 1975 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: Rory Gallagher Against the Grain
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Rory Gallagher - Electric guitar, vocals

      Rory Gallagher (Real-name: William Rory Gallagher) was an Irish guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Due to his virtuosic playing, but relative lack of fame compared to some others, he has been referred to as "the greatest guitarist you've never heard of", and strongly influenced other guitarists such as Brian May and Eric Clapton. Gallagher was voted as guitarist of the year by Melody Maker magazine in 1972, and listed as the 57th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. (Source: wikipedia)

    William Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland on 02/03/1948. He was the first child of Daniel Gallagher 1919 and Monica Roche. He did not have a fixed lineup of musicians but instead had a number of musicians who joined him on various albums and tours, including Lou Martin, Gerry McAvoy, Wilgar Campbell, Rod de'Ath, Brendan O'Neill and Mark Feltham among others. He released several albums throughout his career, starting with his self-titled debut album in 1971, and continuing with albums such as "Against the Grain" (1975), "Calling Card" (1976), "Photo-Finish" (1978), "Top Priority" (1979), "Stage Struck" (1980) and "Defender" (1987) among others. He was a popular live performer and several of his albums were recorded live
  • Lou Martin - Keyboards

      Lou Martin (Real-name: Louis Michael "Lou" Martin was a keyboardist and pianist from Northern Ireland, best known for his work as a member of Rory Gallagher's band from 1977 to 1981. He first joined Gallagher's band in 1977, and played on the albums "Photo-Finish", "Top Priority" and "Stage Struck". He was known for his keyboard and piano skills, which added a new dimension to Gallagher's sound. He played a variety of instruments including organ, piano, synthesizer and mellotron. He was a key member of Gallagher's touring band and played on several tours during his tenure with the band. He also played on several live albums, videos and singles that were recorded during this period. He left the band after the "Stage Struck" tour and continued to play with other bands and artists, and has also released solo albums.

  • Gerry McAvoy - Bass guitar

      Gerry McAvoy (Real-name: John Gerard McAvoy ) a bassist from Northern Ireland, best known for his work as a member of Rory Gallagher's band from 1971 to 1991. McAvoy first joined Gallagher's band in 1971 and played on all of Gallagher's albums and tours during his tenure with the band. He was known for his solid and powerful bass playing, and his tight rhythm section work with drummer Rod de'Ath. McAvoy was also a key member of Gallagher's touring band, and he played on all of Gallagher's tours, including the Irish Tour '74, which was recorded and released as a live album. McAvoy was with Rory Gallagher band until his death in 1995. After that he formed his own band and continue to play Rory Gallagher's songs.

  • Rod de'Ath - Drums, Percussion
Track Listing of: "Against the Grain"

The Song/tracks on "Against the Grain" are

  • Let Me in - 4:03 (R. Gallagher)
  • Cross Me Off Your List - 4:26 (R. Gallagher )
  • Ain't Too Good - 3:54 (R. Gallagher)
  • Souped-Up Ford - 6:24 (R. Gallagher)
  • Bought And Sold - 3:24 (R. Gallagher)
  • I Take What I Want - 4:22 (Porter/Hodges/Hayes)
  • Lost At Sea - 4:06 (R. Gallagher)
  • All Around Man - 6:14 (Bo Carter)
  • Out On The Western Plain - 3:53 (R. Gallagher)
  • At The Bottom - 3:18 (R. Gallagher)

 

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Record Label Details: Green and Orange Colour Chrysalis 6307 563 with orange butterfly logo

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Explore the Blues-Rock Legacy of Rory Gallagher Through His Comprehensive Vinyl LP Discography

Band Description:

Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock musician who became known for his electrifying guitar playing and soulful vocals. Born 1948 in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Gallagher began playing guitar at a young age and was heavily influenced by American blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy. 

Gallagher formed his first band, The Fontana Showband, at the age of 15, and later went on to form the power trio Taste in the late 1960s. The band gained a following in Ireland and the UK, and Gallagher's passionate live performances and blistering guitar solos soon made him a sought-after musician. 

In the early 1970s, Gallagher embarked on a successful solo career, releasing a string of acclaimed albums such as "Irish Tour '74" and "Photo-Finish". He continued to tour extensively, playing to enthusiastic crowds around the world and earning a reputation as one of the greatest live performers of his generation. 

Gallagher's music was characterized by his fiery guitar playing, which blended elements of blues, rock, and folk music. His emotive vocals and heartfelt lyrics also set him apart from many of his contemporaries. 

Despite his success, Gallagher remained a humble and down-to-earth musician who always put his art first. He continued to perform and record throughout the 1980s and 1990s, releasing albums such as "Defender" and "Fresh Evidence". 

Sadly, Gallagher's life was cut short when he passed away on 14 June 1995 at the age of 47. Nevertheless, his music continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans around the world. With his soulful voice and blistering guitar playing, Gallagher left an indelible mark on the world of blues and rock music, and his legacy will continue to live on for ever