KEN MURDOCH is TASTE’s key songwriter and singer, and is also a guitarist and pianist for TASTE
Ken sang and wrote most of the band’s songs on Tickle Your Fancy, Knights of Love. After TASTE disbanded in 1978, he went on to a career as a writer, producer and piano player.
In 2007, sickened by what seemed to be a lack of real rock direction in music, Ken wrote the album Rock is Dead.
His lyrics explored the media frenzied world that seems to accept its stars by the amount of exposure offered to theme rather than by virtue of their talent.
“People need heroes and singers and bands they can trust. That’s why U2 are still strong. Every so often a Sex Pistols or Nirvana come around. Its unstoppable,” says Murdoch.
Bridging the power chords and riffs of the late 70s with a contemporary sound and subjects, Rock Is Dead is a timeless classic that will empower anyone who listens to it to celebrate the true sound of rock.
In 2016, Ken wrote and produced most of TASTE’s new album ‘LIFE ON EARTH’.
“I put a couple of songs down in my home studio,” explains Murdoch, “and one sounded very TASTE-like. Very heavy and theatrical.
So I sent it to Joey and Michael and said ‘What do you think?'”.
The answer was unanimous.
“A sign of the creative explosion that ensued, that track never made the final cut.
“The songs poured out of me,” says Ken.
“It took a few months to write but I knew where it was going. A few of the tracks I got from short stories that I wrote. Every song seemed to link to the last.”
“It certainly has a theme.”
” It deals with a lot of history and it deals with what a turbulent world we live in,” he says.
“Even with the ballads, there’s not really a love song connotation.
It keeps falling back on history as an example. It’s a big album.”
Ken plays a left-handed 1968 Telecaster.
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“The story of TASTE is a legend from the lost pages of Australian rock’n’roll: the meteoric rise and fall of a mid’70s glam-rock quartet with a fiery reputation among such lofty peers as AC/DC, Queen, Suzie Quatro and the Sweet. But history can wait. Fast forward 40 years and Life On Earth is a document of rare craft reunited with newfound passion. An album for our times.”Michael Dwyer
“Thunderous epic sound driven by songs written from thought provoking stories and clearly not made to appease a record company. Everytime I listen to ‘Life On Earth’ I feel like I am witnessing a huge rock operatic spectacular on a giant theatrical stage. It’s sure to leave a great Taste in your ears…”Neil Bartlett
“If Queen & Metallica Had a bastard baby it would be called TASTE”Brian Mannix
“Unlike other classic rock projects, TASTE are the real deal, and their groovy vibe feels just as at home in the post-modern dystopia of the film clip as it would at the grassy countryside of Woodstock. Where other bands of their ilk today may find themselves lost to nostalgia or faded by the plethora of modern recording processes, TASTE strut the tightrope with confidence and poise that does their legacy justice.”Jordan Sibberas
“In the 70s there were no radio networks, no Internet and no 24-hour music television. Bands made their name by where they toured and lifted their profile city by city until the songs made the radio. Taste in the 21st century is one tough rock band.”Paul Cashmere
“Seventies Style lofty ambition – with warts and all attitude!”Rolling Stone
“A breath of fresh air in a stale and somewhat contrived Rock market.”Rob Manser
“Queen meets Zeppelin, with just the right amount of Spinal Tap.”Jeff Jenkins
“They Rock nice and hard!”Dylan Lewis
“Timeless Rawk Vibe that will never go out of Style.”The Music Network
“Distinctive ’70s sound with guitar echoes of Led Zeppellin’s Jimmy Page and Queen.”Leon Gettler
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