On the Boards (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
On the Boards
Taste - On The Boards.JPG
Studio album by Taste
Released 1 January 1970
Recorded December 1968, London
Genre Blues rock
Length 37:13
Label Polydor (Europe)
Atco (North America)
Producer Tony Colton
Taste chronology
On the Boards
Live Taste
(1971)Live Taste1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

On the Boards is the second album by Irish rock band Taste, released in 1970. It is their final studio album and the release that brought Rory Gallagher to prominence, reaching number 18 on the UK album chart.[2] Reviewers have praised its variety and the precision of its ensemble playing, and noted the jazz inflections of Gallagher's guitar and his unaffected vocals. Lester Bangs dubbed it "impressive... progressive blues".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Rory Gallagher

  1. "What's Going On" – 2:48
  2. "Railway and Gun" – 3:38
  3. "It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again" – 6:33
  4. "If the Day Was Any Longer" – 2:10
  5. "Morning Sun" – 2:39
  6. "Eat My Words" – 3:47
  7. "On the Boards" – 6:02
  8. "If I Don't Sing I'll Cry" – 2:40
  9. "See Here" – 3:05
  10. "I'll Remember" – 3:02




  1. ^ Snowden, Don. On the Boards at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 549. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Review reproduced at http://shadowplays.com/blog/?p=851