Against The Grain
1975
Against The Grain
Against The Grain
1975
1. LET ME IN (Gallagher)
2. CROSS ME OFF YOUR LIST (Gallagher)
3. AIN'T TOO GOOD (Gallagher)
4. SOUPED-UP FORD (Gallagher)
5. BOUGHT AND SOLD (Gallagher)
6.  I TAKE WHAT I WANT (Porter/Hodges/Hayes)
7.  LOST AT SEA (Gallagher)
8.  ALL AROUND MAN (Bo Carter)
9.  OUT ON THE WESTERN PLAIN (Leadbelly)
10. AT THE BOTTOM (Gallagher)

Produced by Rory Gallagher

Remastered CD produced in 1999 had the following bonus cuts:
1. Cluney Blues (Gallagher)
2. My Baby, Sure (Gallagher)
Executive Producer Donal Gallagher

RORY GALLAGHER (Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica)
GERRY McAVOY (Bass)
ROD De'ATH (Drums and Percussion)
LOU MARTIN (Keyboards)

Recorded at Wessex Studios, London.
Re-mixed and remastered by Tony Arnold at Courthouse Facilities, Dorset.


 
Rory's seventh album catches him in sparking form. He had released the hugely successful 'Irish Tour' album a year earlier, recorded with the great Albert King at the Montreuxm Music Festival and had just negotiated a new deal with Chrysalis Records. Rory was now established as a major solo artist and was producing some of the best live and studio performances of his career. 'Against The Grain' perfectly captures the enthusiasm and emotion of the time.

"All Around Man" was written by Bo Carter, one of the original members of the Mississippi Sheiks, a band Rory greatly admired and pays tribute to on 'Photo Finish'. This inspired cover version features a great Lou Martin solo.

"Watching the sky with tears in my eyes, I feel lonely
Time's flying by, but I start to smile, it's not easy"

The demise of Taste is described in "At The Bottom". It had been nearly five years since the split, but it is clear in the lyrics that Rory was only just coming to terms with that time in his life.

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Let Me In
Cross Me Off Your List
Ain't Too Good
Souped-Up Ford
Bought & Sold
I Take What I Want
Lost At Sea
All Around Man
Out On The Western Plain
At The Bottom
Cluney Blues
My Baby, Sure


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