The year was 1977 and TASTE was riding high after two Top 20 albums in two years, and four hit singles (including Tickle Your Fancy and their unapologetic signature tune, Boys Will Be Boys.
And these four boys were young.
When their parents broke down the door of their manager’s South Yarra apartment, all hell broke loose.
There may have been girls. There may have been contraband. This was rock’n’roll in the 1970s.
As Ken recounts from Molly Meldrum’s Autobiography “Ah Well, Nobody’s Perfect” – here’s the story about Molly and the Shotgun.
When Countdown started, we used to go to Molly’s house a lot.
I remember looking for his dog at 3 o’clock in the morning…probably Ziggy.
This happened often.
He had a lot of crazy parties there.
Once we were there and Delilah came up to me and we hadn’t had any hits at that stage.
She was all over me and she said, “I just love your band”.
I said ‘Good’.
She said “I’m a big fan of Sherbet!”.
I didn’t dissuade her.
“Another time I went to a party at Molly’s.
I would have been 16.
I was in shock.
I didn’t understand where the girls were.
And I remember asking him, “Don’t you know any girls?”
– Ken Murdoch
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“A breath of fresh air in a stale and somewhat contrived Rock market.”Rob Manser
“If Queen & Metallica Had a bastard baby it would be called TASTE”Brian Mannix
“They Rock nice and hard!”Dylan Lewis
“Queen meets Zeppelin, with just the right amount of Spinal Tap.”Jeff Jenkins
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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
“Seventies Style lofty ambition – with warts and all attitude!”Rolling Stone
“Timeless Rawk Vibe that will never go out of Style.”The Music Network
“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
“Distinctive ’70s sound with guitar echoes of Led Zeppellin’s Jimmy Page and Queen.”Leon Gettler
“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
“It blasts through with guitar riffs that essentially urge you to burst into a good old fashioned mosh pit.”John Ardic
“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
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