Turn It Up Tuesday!


September 28, 2010 by esarsea

This week’s Turn It Up Tuesday was inspired by the UK’s Planet Rock on-line radio station. I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s the best thing going in my opinion. Their music selection is second to none.

I was listening the other day and heard a song (and a band) I had never heard of before. The band was Taste, and the song was, Born on the wrong side of time. I was so impressed that I looked them up online. I was surprised to learn that Taste was the first group that the late great Rory Gallagher was in before he went solo.

Here’s a studio version of the song. I love the 60’s vibe to the music. Following this video are some clips from Taste’s performance at the Aisle of Wright Festival in 1970. Yes, that’s the same festival that (according to Wiki)  featured performances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Doors, Ten Years After, EL&P, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Melanie, Donovan, Free, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Taste and Tiny Tim. Now that’s a show!

Speaking of shows, you guys will enjoy the 2nd video…

7 thoughts on “Turn It Up Tuesday!

  1. Jane says:

    RIP Rory! That will take away the Taste of Autumn Sadness, eh?
    So Stu, don’t you wish there was a local FM station that was similar?
    If so do you believe you have the power to try to help that happen?

    • esarsea says:

      Actually, I find that I am liking/prefering the online format. It’s much more convenient for me at work. When I am in my truck I tend to listen to AM talk radio, or my iPod through my stereo.

      I don’t believe I have the ability to influence the programming of media giants like Clearchannel, etc. Maybe the best way I can influence them is by just not listening to them. The higher Planet Rock’s numbers climb, maybe Clearchannel will get a clue…but I doubt it

    • torqdog says:

      Yeah, to echo Stu’s thoughts, I gave up on listening to FM radio music back in the late 70s. After hearing Stairway to Heaven for the 50 thousandth time and calling DJs inquiring why they couldn’t play the “other 9 tracks”, I got tired of it.

      I also got real tired of how ALL the stations seemed to stay away from REAL talent. It’s like they were conspiring to keep “quality” down so they could focus on the quantity that run of the mill talent could provide.

      I’ll take AM Talk anyday. It’s in a constant state of flux so you’re not hearing the same old songs, day sfter day.

      • esarsea says:

        Stariway to Heaven, LOL…

        The playlist is usually something like this:

        1) Stairway to Heaven
        2) Freebird
        3) Won’t get fooled again
        4) Aqualung
        5) Start me up (or Satisfaction)
        6) China Grove
        7) Tush


  2. Jane says:

    Huh, but as Americans we own the airwaves. per FCC the stations have to air what the people want. They conveinetly use crap ass surveys and rely on apathy to get the data to support their means.
    might as well just give up the rights to the airwaves?
    i dunno i am going to keep trying to engage other rock and music lovers to learn more about our rights

    • Stu says:

      We own as much of the airwaves as big brother allows. Look at public TV. The government took away our ability to put up an antenna or a set of rabbit ears and watch TV, because they wanted the frequencies that TV broadcasted on.

      We have no “rights” as to what kind of programming so-and-so AM or FM broadcasts. It’s all about the money and selling advertising. If a station doesn’t have listeners in adequate numbers they can’t sell advertising – and the station goes out of business. Radio stations broadcast whatever attracts the most listeners for them in any given market based on demographic and established competition. That’s why some stations abruptly change formats. If brand X down the street is beating them out in the classic rock market they will go country (or some other format).

      There is a reason Brittany Spears and Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus sell more records that Joe Bonamassa and David Gogo and Jeff Beck. It’s the same reason that radio plays more of the first group than of the 2nd. It’s what sells. It’s what gains the most listeners. It’s what enables radio stations to command a higher price per minute for their commercials based on listenership. These for-profit businesses are not going to sacrifice revenues for the sole purpose of offering a higher quality or more sophisticated musical product.

      But please let me know what you learn Jane. Maybe I’m mistaken…but that’s how I see it right now.

  3. Da Goddess says:

    How did I miss this post? Long live Rory!

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