RORY GALLAGHER - BOSTON 1976

January 8, 2010 – 4:06 am

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RORY GALLAGHER
Boston 1976 [Dan Lampinsk Recording, 1CD]

Live at the Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, December 4, 1976. Very good audience recording.

Sure, Dave Mason - with his Traffic, Hendrix, Stones and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends background - is an ace guitarist and is the main act and if he was watching from the wings, he would have agreed that support act Rory Gallagher had certainly upped the guitar ante.

From rock to blues and back, Gallagher was packing in so much power and making his guitar sing so much that it does seem as if any vocals would be redundant. Sure makes you want to listen again to his mid-’70s albums such as Tattoo, Against The Grain and Calling Card (which he was pushing at this show). In 1995, Gallagher died of an infection sustained after an organ transplant. He was 47.

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site. Above all, thanks to Dan Lampinski, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev and the rest of the Lampinski crew.

A note on Dan Lampinski: Dan recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. I Take What I Want (9.3MB)
Track 02. Moonchild (9.0MB)
Track 03. Garbage Man (Where’s My Baby Gone?) (9.2MB)
Track 04. Tattoo’d Lady (9.6MB)
Track 05. Secret Agent (7.4MB)
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Track 06. Calling Card (9.0MB)
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Track 07. Souped Up Ford (spliced) (12.5MB)
Encore
Track 08. Bullfrog Blues (11.6MB)

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  1. 21 Responses to “RORY GALLAGHER - BOSTON 1976”

  2. As a Rory fan I want to thank you for your posting of this masterpiece, I can’t stop of listening it.

    Best regards from Medellin, Colombia

    2010, Rory 15th passing anniversary
    Never Forgotten

    By Hugo Angel on Jan 8, 2010

  3. As a Rory fan I want to thank you for your posting of this masterpiece, I can’t stop of listening it.

    Best regards from Haibach, Germany

    2010, Rory 15th passing anniversary
    Never Forgotten !!!

    By fruchtas on Jan 8, 2010

  4. I saw the show either just before or just after this at Lowell MA. Rory was great– first time I’d really heard of him. Best memory was driving home in a blinding snowstorm,in a car without wipers. The driver and I were leaning out the windows scraping the snow with our hands. Great–though decidedly dangerous– times!

    By bcrawfd on Jan 9, 2010

  5. at last some rory,having seen him over twenty times in the 1970s and the 1980s its about time others found out what all the fuss was about…………classic

    By gerald clothier on Jan 9, 2010

  6. This is a Great show!
    Thank You SO Very Much!!!
    Peace…
    MJ

    By FusionFanatic on Jan 10, 2010

  7. Superb , Rory is sadly missed … a true legend.

    By Ray on Jan 18, 2010

  8. Newcomer to the site, what an introduction! Mr Gallagher at his stunning best and a great recording as well. Thanks to everyone.

    By sebrof on Aug 13, 2010

  9. Top!
    Thank you very much.

    By Stevie on Oct 25, 2012

  10. A big thank you for this fascinating Rory-show, he`s really at his best! Rory is still sadly missed, R.I.P.!

    By johnny82853 on Mar 1, 2013

  11. Rory freakin’ rules and I count myself blessed to have seen him live!

    By whizzkid58 on Jul 12, 2013

  12. seeing rory was an incredible experience. i only wish i could have seen taste live.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2013

  13. seeing rory was an incredible experience. i only wish i could have seen taste live.

    i guess they didn`t play anywhere near your area for free.

    By Dubious 142 on Jul 12, 2013

  14. rory show here

    http://soundaboard.blogspot.ca/2013/07/rory-gallagher-hot-summer-night-1-1974.html

    http://soundaboard.blogspot.ca/2013/07/rory-gallagher-hot-summer-night-2-1974.html

    By jabbernowl,mooncalf,and luddydud on Jul 12, 2013

  15. Wow ! Poor Darth, pop your head above the parapet and flamed immediately. I also was lucky enough to see Rory live (the Rainbow U.K. & I paid). Nice share.

    By Mal on Jul 12, 2013

  16. poor darth ?
    HA,apparently you don`t follow these comments very often.

    By Dubious 142 on Jul 13, 2013

  17. im sure they did but taste was around when i was 7-11 i believe. i didnt see rory live til i was 14 i think. i saw him about 5-6x in all i think. the last time was his last nyc shows in the early 90s. there was a small club in the village on the lower east side where he did a couple of sets.

    By darth on Jul 13, 2013

  18. Hey Darth, I got to see Taste in July, 1969 at the Midwest Rock Festival at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. They were on tour with Blind Faith at the time. The 3 day festival also featured what I believe was one of the first US shows by Led Zeppelin. Oddly enough, my best memories of that show come from Sunday. My friends, the Starboys, were playing as an opening local act on Saturday and Sunday and I was helping out as a roadie. Backstage that weekend I got to meet Rory, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull (sans Ian Anderson) and the Sunday headliner, Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. I will NEVER forget Rod’s entrance from behind the PA stack. Top performance though went to the MC5. Played two sets on the weekend and tore it up! Then stayed backstage just like me to watch Bland Faith and Jeff Beck. Best time I ever had at a racetrack!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 17, 2013

  19. johnny - do u mean tull performed without ian or that u just happened to meet them all cept ian? the tull line up from the first album is to me like stones with taylor. dreamy to say the least. i cant even imagine being around at shows u went to or meeting the people u met at the times u met them. i did all that but many years later when they no longer looked like they did in their heyday. the pics i woulda gotten if i was older.. sigh.
    seger in 69? wow. i know nothing of him pre 74. i saw him in 74 and had no clue who he was but i liked it. didnt see him again til 76 then 78 then 80. by then everyone knew him. the later tours like 88 onward have been horrible but this tour now is superb. id like to get a sbd or tv/fm recording of a show this year.
    course i did see a lot of shows in 69 but sadly i didnt get to see mayall or rory or seger or tull. i did see winter zep cocker stones and mc5. i dont think i saw beck that year since i dont think i saw rod with him. i did see beck in 71 tho i know that for sure. and also 72. i remember talking about that show for 3 months or more. when blow by blow and wired came out eventually i wore them out because of what i had seen in 72. but i made sure i saw beck every chance i got. imagine my frustration and anger with what beck started doing in 89 with gtr shop. that stuff is pure shit. i absolutely hate what he has started to do. its just not the same. it isnt melodic. its choppy and annoying. it doesnt have the soothing deliciousness of his earlier work. and every time i see or hear him doing anything live he resorts to all these gymnastics and i dont get it.
    i have wonderful stories that one day i had hoped to put in a book but each time i get close to doing it.. it falls thru. it would be great to have my stories interspersed with my pics but who knows if it will ever happen. someone may have to do it after im gone. there are about 156000 pics and i may have to start writing stuff down soon.
    with stuff u have in your memory u should too. especially if u experienced stuff in the 60s and early 70s. thats the period we all dream about. if u only had pics.
    um.. u dont do u?

    By darth on Jul 17, 2013

  20. i absolutely hate what he has started to do. its just not the same. it isnt melodic. its choppy and annoying. it doesnt have the soothing deliciousness of his earlier work. and every time i see or hear him doing anything live he resorts to all these gymnastics and i dont get it.

    you see I know what is better for Jeff Beck than he does..

    By tired darth on Jul 17, 2013

  21. Darth - met Tull just not Ian but he did play with them. About a year ago, Mike, a childhood friend and brother of one of the Starboys, who lives in Madison now sent me a CD copy of the Blind Faith set from the festival. It’s only average sound but it does bring me back. It is likely on the interwebs somewhere …

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 17, 2013

  22. PS: I like Jeff Beck in all his forms. Saw him once in college on tour with John McLaughlin. Guitargasm!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jul 17, 2013

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