Monday, January 26, 2009

Video Gold: "Shadow Play" - Rory Gallagher


"I feel a little strange inside...A little bit of Jekyll, a little Mr. Hyde."
Rory Gallagher


I wanted to share a rock performance on YouTube that satisfies on many different levels.
Now...I'm even MORE of a Rory Gallagher fan.

Rory Gallagher ...an awesome blues/rocking troubadour...never gained the large fan recognition in the States that he had in Europe.

Rory wasn't glamorous. Wasn't flash. And his stage was simple.
But he played the guitar like he was in front of a sold-out stadium...regardless of the size of the venue.

Wearing his standard...working man plaid shirt...Rory Gallagher, along with a wicked backing band, easily gave the crowd plenty of spitfire and adrenaline.

Check out Rory's 1979 performance of "Shadowplay" in Montreux. (below) Be sure to stay to the end.

RORY GALLAGHER - SHADOWPLAY (LIVE)


In the flinty light, it's midnight,
And stars collide.
Shadows run, in full flight,
To run, seek and hide.
I'm still not sure what part I play,
In this shadow play, this shadow play.
Well, In the half-light, on this mad night,
I hear a voice in time.
Well, I look back, see a half-smile,
Then it's gone from sight.
Tell me, why everyone have changed,
In this shadow play, this shadow play,
I have to find my way,
In this shadow play.
Sounds come crashing,
And I hear laughing,
All those lights just blaze away.
I feel a little strange inside,
A little bit of Jekyll, a little Mr. Hyde.
Sounds come crashing,
And I hear laughing,
All those lights just blaze away.
I feel a little strange inside,
A little Dr. Jekyll, a little Mr. Hyde.
Yeah.........
Thoughts run wild, free as a child,
Into the night.
Across the screen a thin beam,
Of magic light.
Tell me why things don't look the same,
In this shadow play, this shadow play,
I have to find my way,
In this shadow play.
I have to get away,
In this shadow play,
Well help me find my way,
In this shadow play,
Yeah..........

Pick up anything by the RG man.

Good Stuff.

Casey Chambers
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1 comment:

milo said...

You watch that video or Rory at Montreux and you wonder how he could be forgotten. He was the greatest blues/rock guitarist of all time, damn it!

Milo