JOHN SPOKUS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND United States | 01/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rory Gallagher was the greatest guitar hero to come out of Ireland. It's a mystery why he was never as huge in America as Zepellin,Deep Purple,Clapton etc. As a performer he blew all those guys away, and was the most energetic musician I ever saw play live (opening for Rush !, what a crime, he should have headlined!). Top Priority is top Rory, a great mixture of classic rock, bar band boogie, the blues, and his great story telling songs with images of his view of legends from America (gangsters,cowboys etc.). Rory need to be in The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame maybe more so than any other blues rock artist at this point."
The missing hero...
M. D. Fonseca | Thunder | 10/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rory Gallagher... the simple mention of this name sends shivers up my spine... The greatest straight in-your-face guitar hero ever. Owner of a potent and specially catchy rocking / bluesy voice. He released master-piece after master-pice during years! He writes all his material. He was a genius. Why death took him so soon it's a mystery (maybe too much drinking...he died soon after a liver cirurgy. Like Gary Moore, he is another Irish master that was never truly recognized in the USA, losing market for a lot of really bad bands / artists. Well, the world was never a fair place to live...Anyway, TOP PRIORITY rocks. Just it. It's his most heavy album. The songs are hard and strong, like he's in a hurry. The band has old-time friedn Gerra MacAvoy on bass and new drummer (who debuted in PHOTO FINISH) Ted McKenna (who would play with Michael Schenker soon after)."
5 stars is not enough
jerry langley | oklahoma | 10/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is just a fantastic cd.I don`t think there is a bad cut on this cd.Follow me ,bad penny.off the handle are just a example of the standout songs on this monster of a cd.Buy this if you are into classic blues rock,with one of the truly great guitar players of our time."