Rock music in the mid-seventies was all about satin suits, bare chests and high heeled boots. Glam rock ruled. Bohemian Rhapsody enchanted us, ABBA exploded, Sherbet and Skyhooks were kings and Countdown was bringing it all into our lounge rooms. A four piece outfit from Melbourne’s northern suburbs named Taste, also made their mark during the period with hit singles such as ‘Tickle your Fancy’, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ and ‘Sweet Romance’. It seemed at the time that Taste were primed for bigger and better things in other parts of the world but as happens to so many bands, a change in management and other industry circumstances, led to the band’s eventual demise.
In 2004 they reformed to have a play. Again in 2007, they got back together to record the Rock is Dead album and now in 2016, Taste have released their most ambitious album to date ‘Life On Earth’. The band will also promote the album with a national tour in July. On the day of Life On Earth’s release, AM editor Greg Phillips caught up with Ken Murdoch, Joey Amenta and Michael Tortoni for a chat. new drummer Damian Corniola joined them later for a stripped back performance of the single ‘I Am God’
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