The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 04 Jul 2011, 15:21

Sinner Girl wrote:I'm young fan of Rory I was 11 years old when Rory passed away. and unfortunate never saw him alive. I know that he played in my place Zagreb(ex- Yugoslavia) 15.01.1985 i was only then 1 years old. Hm I always think that I was born in wrong time , and feel that way. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


I never had the pleasure of seeing Taste Live either Milka, so this applies to me also

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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby lonelymile » 04 Jul 2011, 17:28

Jay Jay wrote:Not many ladies coming forward though yet, giving their age away :o


I don't mind telling mine, I'm not very enthusiastic about the number though. I just turned 50.

and, on the other topic which popped up, I think Rory's songwriting was always strong, he just kept evolving as he had to. Fresh Evidence had incredible songs on it. And, while we're discussing Jinx and Top Priority etc., if you're writing a straight-ahead rock song, it won't necessarily be written the same way as something more bluesy. Bad Penny is just unbelievable, I usually listen to it 4 or 5 times in a row.

It makes me sad, wondering what Rory would have done next. Something sort of folk/blues based? Which Donal did for him with Wheels within Wheels. But I wonder what songs Rory had in mind...
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Micky » 05 Jul 2011, 06:03

Your correct guy's about saying that some of Rory's BEST & GREATEST numbers are on some of his albums that i don't rate as highly as some of his other albums, numbers like RACE THE BREEZE-TATTOO'D LADY-SOUPED UP FORD & SHADOW PLAY are some of my favourite numbers it's just these albums BLUEPRINT-TATTOO-AGAINST THE GRAIN & PHOTO FINISH as a whole i don't think that his writing was up to the standard of the albums such as-

TASTE
ON THE BOARDS
RORY GALLAGHER
DEUCE
CALLING CARD

The album TOP PRIORITY in particular although 'fan favourite' is on one level a WEAKER album compared to RORY GALLAGHER & DEUCE from a writing point of view but if you just wanna open a can of beer turn the volume up and do a bit of 'air guitar' especially on FOLLOW ME, PHILBY, BAD PENNY & JUST HIT TOWN then it's a GREAT album but if you want to hear some great Gallagher songs i would go for either RORY GALLAGHER & DEUCE.
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 05 Jul 2011, 10:14

Overnight Bag
Photo-Finish - 1978

Packed my things in an overnight bag,
A toothbrush and guitar, got no tail to drag.
Gonna leave, on the next passing breeze.
My heart is heavy, as a sky full of rain,
Mind full of notions, that I just can't explain.
The reasons why, just can't be supplied.

Trapped by a heartache, and freed by my will,
Sentenced to wander, so much time to kill,
Hear my plea, and rescue me.

Packed my sorrows in an overnight bag,
But I'll be gone much longer than that,
Who knows when, we'll meet again?

Too many sleepless nights, put my soul on edge,
And so many restless moods, lay heavy in my head.

Too many sleepless nights, put my soul on edge,
And so many restless moods, lay heavy in my head.

Wrote down my thoughts, and I sealed them in hope,
Sent them to you in a blue envelope,
Not received, it seems to me.

I had some things that I wanted to say,
But my chance, well it just blew away,
On the breeze, like some mystery.
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 05 Jul 2011, 10:16

FUEL TO THE FIRE
Photo Finish - 1978

Had me a whiskey, and I chased it,
Got me some trouble, gonna face it,
But if I had a trump card, I would place it,
That's for sure....yeah....
I had a dream, but I can't trace it,
I call out your name, so you might hear it,
But it only adds fuel, to the fire,
In my soul....yeah....

If I could just, re-write the pages,
Wake up with peace, with the way it is,
I don't wanna live in this world, if you can't grace it,
Anymore....anymore.....yeah...

Friends try to raise my spirits, higher,
Well, there's no doubting, the strong desire,
They don't feel the heat, of the fire,
In my soul....In my soul....

Had me a whiskey, and I chased it,
Got me some trouble, gonna face it,
But if I had a trump card, I would place it,
Yeah...At your door....oh yea
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 05 Jul 2011, 10:27

EASY COME, EASY GO
Jinx - 1982

I'm easy come and easy go,
Now you're not so carefree.
You found the thorn behind the rose,
You took it, oh, so badly.
Lost inside yourself,
You've gotta break out soon.
You've gotta try again,
To hear a brand new tune.

Oh yeah...

Once easy come and easy go,
You just hear sad notes lately.
You use to fly and chase the wind,
I don't know you lately.

Don't take it, oh, so bad,
Things are gonna change.
Don't make it, oh, so sad,
The sun will shine again.

Oh yeah...

Please don't lock me out,
What's it all about?
I'll change it all completely,
Won't you let me in,
Don't you need a friend?
If I can help, just call me.

I'm easy come and easy go,
Don't paint it all so sadly.
Before you know the light will shine,
Don't burn out completely.

Locked inside yourself,
You've gotta break out soon.
Come on and try again,
And hear a different tune.

Oh yeah...
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 05 Jul 2011, 10:34

KEYCHAIN
Top Priority - 1979

I need a keychain, to lock up all this trouble.
I need a fast train, leaving on the double.
I'm going someplace, that's hard to follow.
Got that feeling, that I should be long gone.
I'm as bad as I can get, playing Russian roulette.
I need a keychain, baby right now.

I'm playing no games, this ain't no water pistol.
Ain't it insane, there's no chance of missing.
No one holds me, you ain't got my number.
If you see me, just run for cover.

Well I'm as wild as I can get, I'm playing Russian roulette.
I got no keychain, baby right now.
Owww....

Owww...
Well I'm in a guided missile, and I'm lost in the sky.
I won't be returning, until things feel right.
I got a poison pen letter, ain't that all I need.
Some pretty woman's, trying to make a ghost of me.

I got no keychain, to lock up all my sorrow.
I need a fast plane, I'm leavin' in a hurry.
I'm going some place, where you can't follow.
I got that feeling, that I should be long gone.

Well I'm as mad as I can get, I'm playing Russian roulette.
Need a keychain, baby, all mine.
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Songwriting

Postby Tokeiihto » 05 Jul 2011, 18:47

Micky wrote:Your correct guy's about saying that some of Rory's BEST & GREATEST numbers are on some of his albums that i don't rate as highly as some of his other albums, numbers like RACE THE BREEZE-TATTOO'D LADY-SOUPED UP FORD & SHADOW PLAY are some of my favourite numbers it's just these albums BLUEPRINT-TATTOO-AGAINST THE GRAIN & PHOTO FINISH as a whole i don't think that his writing was up to the standard of the albums such as-

TASTE
ON THE BOARDS
RORY GALLAGHER
DEUCE
CALLING CARD


Hm, is it possible that you're judging Rory's ability to write great songs on these earlier albums/his (perceived) decline in this respect on the later records on your personal preferences in music? Perhaps this is an unconscious attempt to equate your individual taste with the quality of Rory's song writing.

Now don't get me wrong, this is if course a highly subjective matter*, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion (as already mentioned by other members here) and I'm definitively not attacking you, but I don't see said lack in the song writing department regarding BLUEPRINT, TATTOO, AGAINST THE GRAIN, PHOTO FINISH etc. Those records - at least generally speaking -, interestingly enough, imho emphasize Rory's rockier side more than his blues playing (well, apart from his last two albums DEFENDER & FRESH EVIDENCE which lean again more to a bluesier style). Perhaps that's the reason why you prefer his earlier outings? Though, it has to be said, even PHOTO FINISH and TOP PRIORITY with their more straightforward, hard-rocking music offer some great examples that illustrate Rory's over the years honed songwriting skills.

I personally would say, for instance, that Rory really came into his own with TATTOO, (AGAINST THE GRAIN) and CALLING CARD, songwriting-wise. That at that point he had accomplished to write at a level he was not capable of reaching before, not constantly at least.

*It would of course be helpful trying to define "great songwriting/lyricism", 'cause everybody probably has a different understanding of what constitutes to that.

PS: This whole discussion is a tad off-topic, isn't it?
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Re: Songwriting

Postby Sinner Girl » 05 Jul 2011, 18:56

Tokeiihto wrote:
Micky wrote:
*It would of course be helpful trying to define "great songwriting/lyricism", 'cause everybody probably has a different understanding of what constitutes to that.

PS: This whole discussion is a tad off-topic, isn't it?


:lol: :lol: I agree with you totally this discussion now is Image
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Re: The Majority of RORY FANS are in their 40's 50's 60's???

Postby Jay Jay » 05 Jul 2011, 19:05

Rory songs through the times and ages .. not that far off topic :)

Hence .. Born on the Wrong side of Time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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