Although this is the third live album of Rory Gallagher, Stage Struck proves that no live recording of Rory and his trio ever got boring and as they were simply never the same. This album captures him on a grinding world tour in 1979 and 1980, pumping out blues-rockers with requisite aggression in citi es all around the world as San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Los Angeles. The material on this release is from his classic albums Calling Card [MOVLP623], Photo-Finish [MOVLP624] and Top Priority [MOVLP625]. Backed by his fi erce as ever rhythm secti on of Gerry McAvoy on bass and Ted McKenna on drums there is no doubt that Rory & Co. we’re ever trying to present a subtle set for music listeners. Opener “Shin Kicker” conti nued by Wayward Child set the mood for this high tempo album and as this release might sounds more rushed than the other two live albums, incendiary riff s, groovy organ hooks and intense vocals gives you the feeling of being one of the front row fans at a concert of this guitar legend.