Nov 28 2009

Rory Gallagher Around the Web — November 2009

Published by at 7:20 am under Rory mentions

Here are a few Rory Gallagher mentions on the world wide web:

  • 32A  Janey Pictures proudly presents an award winning coming of age film, 32A, starring Ailish McCarthy as a 13-year old girl growing up in 1979 Ireland. Written and directed by Marian Quinn, 32A won the prestigious Tiernan McBride Award for screenwriting, and was last years winner of Best Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh. It is currently making the rounds at the international film festivals. The score was composed by internationally reknowned Irish guitarist, Gerry Leonard and includes among other songs from the 70’s, Rory Gallagher’s “I Fall Apart.” Putting popular music in a low budget independent film can be a daunting task:

    Another challenge we faced was having authentic music from the time…We were lucky with the Rory Gallagher track, I Fall Apart, his brother Donal was really supportive…– Marian Quinn

    The song is used in an emotional scene set at the legendary disco, “The Grove” in Dublin’s Northside.

  • Ragnarok  RAGNAROK was a New Zealand prog-rock band formed in Auckland in 1974. They quickly established themselves as New Zealand’s top progressive band and featured one of the top female vocalists in Lea Maalfrid. They released 2 albums before falling out of favor, as did most progressive bands of the time. In 1977 they made one final tour of the southern provinces playing mostly cover tunes in an attempt to regain a measure of their former popularity. A bootleg of one of their live shows was released and contains a cover of Rory Gallagher’s “I Fall Apart”. As the singer introduces the song he confesses that he “rather feels like that himself.” It wasn’t much longer before the band in fact did “fall apart”. Have a listen to Ragnarok’s cover of I Fall Apart.
  • Robin Sylvester  Current bass player for Bob Weir’s “Ratdog” is interviewed by Adam Perry for the Boulder Weekly. Robin worked with Rory as an engineer for Irish Tour ’74, and Adam Perry asks Robin about his time with Rory:

    What was it like performing and recording with Rory Gallagher? He seems like a mysterious figure in rock history who died too soon but will be discovered and appreciated more and more with time.

    Check out Robin’s reply HERE.

  • Rod De’Ath  Another top ten list from the Classic Rock Music Blog. This time it’s the top ten most underrated rock drummers. Coming in second is the Rory Gallagher band’s drummer from June ’72 – May ’78, Rod De’Ath. Here’s what they had to say:

    Rory Gallagher’s live shows from the early 1970s are legendary. When he was on – which was almost always – no one could touch the Irishman for energy and charisma. Gallagher needed a band that could keep up with him, and drummer Rod D’Eath was the man swinging the sticks with a power that belied his spindly frame.

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  1. […] a Rory Gallagher song in the soundtrack. Recent independent releases, “Waveriders” and “32A” have already been mentioned in earlier posts for containing the songs “In Your Town” […]

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