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Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987)

28-11-2015, 12:53
Blues | Rock | FLAC / APE

Title: Defender
Year Of Release: 1987 (2000)
Label: Buddha Records
Genre: Blues-rock
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,scans)
Total Time: 55:56
Total Size: 366 mb


01. Kickback City
02. Loanshark Blues
03. Continental Op
04. I Ain't No Saint
05. Failsafe Day
06. Road To Hell
07. Doing Time
08. Smear Campaign
09. Don't Start Me Talkin'
10. Seven Days
11. Seems To Me
12. No Peace For The Wicked

Released five years after his last effort (an eternity for the prolific Irish blues guitar slinger who had been churning out at least an album a year throughout the '70s), Defender is another quality blues-rock offering. Although Gallagher is in fine tough form here and it was his debut release for his own indie label, there is little difference between this and some of his less stellar '70s albums like Top Priority and Photo-Finish. The pounding, guitar-heavy opener "Kickback City" sounds more like hairy rockers Bad Company than anything approaching the deep Chicago and country blues Gallagher dearly loved. The quality picks up substantially as the volume subsides on "Loanshark Blues," but by-the-books crunch-rockers like "Failsafe Day" and the unfortunately titled "Road to Hell" don't bode well for Gallagher moving out from an increasingly formulaic pigeonhole. There are a few corkers here like "Continental Op," a blazing riff that stands with Gallagher's best work and revisits his familiar cloak-and-dagger theme. The swampy, less abrasive "I Ain't No Saint" also pushes the quality up a few notches, as does his gritty version of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Don't Start Me to Talking," the bluesiest song on the disc and one of the few times he pulls out his greasy slide. "Seven Days" is the lone acoustic track and it's a good one, with piano and harp accompaniment and Gallagher singing like he means it as he takes the part of a criminal fleeing from the electric chair. The 2000 reissue adds a pair of rugged bonus tracks (along with a cleaner sound mix), which are actually better, or certainly as good as the best cuts on the rest of this competent but hardly essential Rory Gallagher disc.

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