Although this is the third live album from Rory Gallagher ‘Stage Struck’ proves that no live recording of Rory and his band 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 cities all around the world such as San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Los Angeles. The material on this release is from his classic albums ‘Calling Card’ ‘Photo-Finish’ and Top Priority (all also available on vinyl). Backed by his ﬁerce as ever rhythm section of Gerry McAvoy on bass and Ted McKenna on drums there is no doubt that Rory & Co. were ever trying to present a subtle set for music listeners. Opener ‘Shin Kicker’ continued by ‘Wayward Child’ set the mood for this higher tempo album compared with his other live albums, with incendiary riﬀs, organ hooks and intense vocals giving the listener the feeling of being one of the front row fans at a concert of this guitar legend. Includes the bonus track ‘Bad Penny’.