Taste, who head the lineup at the
Nottingham Festival this weekend with
Family and Mungo Jerry, are upset at the fact that Major Minor records
released a three-year-old Taste record "Born on the Wrong Side of Time"
this week as a single.
Said Rory Gallagher, lead guitarist
with the group,who now record for
Polydor, "We are most concerned at the release of this record and want
to forcibly get the message to all the people and like our music not
to be conned into thinking that this is a record by Taste as you know
Added the group's manager, "It should
be made absolutely clear that,
although we have no real objection to Major Minor putting out the
this is not the Taste as they are today or have been for the past two
and a half years.".
"This record is by the old group led
by Rory some three years
ago, and is totally unrepresentative of anything the group have done
since the present lineup was introduced."
Also it is pointed out that the title,
"Born on the wrong side of
Town" is in fact incorrect.
The number is a very early version of
the Rory Gallagher song, "Born on the wrong side of time", which
is on the group's first album on the Polydor label.
Francis Bears, Major Minor's press
officer, told the MM, "I
would not agree that we were cashing in on the groups presents success."
"We had a good record two years ago
when nobody wanted heavy
music. Now they all do."
"The title is given
as "Town" because the recording company found
this was the way the copyright protection society already had the song
listed." This article comes from the July 25,1970
issue of Melody Maker and was
taken from Deuce Quarterly 1/89
supplied by John Wainwright reformatted by roryfan