Rory Gallagher: Newly Released Material

I must have been asleep at the wheel to have missed this. (H/T Holger Petersen). This is the most insightful article I’ve across on this release.

The word ‘Legend’ is so overused these days, especially in music. Artists who seem to have been around for five minutes are routinely tagged with the word. In truth there are few legends and fewer guitarists who deserve that mantle: Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Prince, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Ritchie Blackmore, Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck would make up my list. Players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Albert Collins, Mick Ronson, Randy Rhoads, John Lee Hooker, Curtis Mayfield, Elmore James, Carlos Santana, Robin Trower, Duane Allman, Brian “I owe Rory Gallagher my sound” May and Angus Young you could probably argue their way in.