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Too Much Alcohol [Whispering Souls Authentic Vinyl Records, No. 226/500, 2CD]
Live at the Bottom Line, New York, NYC; November
December 11, 1978 (late show). Very good soundboard.
We just wanted to do a club tour without getting involved in a big mishmash of a concert tour with Aerosmith, which we had done previously by doing this theater and that theater. This time it was basic - let’s go back and play clubs for a tour and have fun. Especially now with a new lineup, this has been great. It is tough doing two shows a night, because I don’t do two 45-minute shows, I do two to three hours. It was great at the El Macambo in Toronto. There again we could have done a theater. We did the Bottom Line in New York for a couple of nights. We did this kind of thing throughout. It gets your feet back on the ground.
- Rory Gallagher, December 1978.
Thanks to weezerdude for sharing the tracks at Dime.
weezerdude noted: “Rory seemed to have a cold during this US tour so his vocals are a bit weak but his guitar playing is excellent, as always.”
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Track 101. Introduction 0:43 (1.2MB)
Track 102. Shin Kicker 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 103. Do You Read Me 9:33 (16.MB)
Track 104. Shadow Play 5:52 (9.9MB)
Track 105. I Wonder Who 7:58 (13.4MB)
Track 106. Secret Agent 6:58 (11.7MB)
Track 107. The Mississippi Sheiks 8:22 (14.1MB)
Track 108. Cloak & Dagger 8:39 (14.5MB)
Track 109. Out On The Western Plains 6:17 (10.5MB)
Track 201. Too Much Alcohol 5:20 (9.0MB)
Track 202. Moonchild 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 203. A Million Miles Away 9:12 (15.5MB)
Track 204. Messin’ With The Kid 7:36 (12.8MB)
Track 205. Bullfrog Blues/Just A Little Bit 12:55 (21.7MB)
Track 206. Laundromat/The Last Of The Independents 10:25 (17.5MB)
Track 207. Who Do You Love/Hey Bo Diddley 8:50 (14.9MB)
The original Track 206 has been arbitrarily split into two parts (206 and 207) for easier access.
Rory Gallagher – guitar, vocals, mandolin and harmonica
Gerry McAvoy – bass guitar
Ted McKenna – drums
Rory Gallagher was promoting Photo Finish during this tour. Click here to order Photo Finish.
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