Released February 18th, 1973
In mid 1972, bassist Gerry McAvoy’s flat-mate, drummer Rod De’Ath deputised for the late Wilgar Campbell and following Wilgar’s ultimate departure Rod became a permanent replacement. After six years of working with the trio format, Rory Gallagher looked to embellish his sound by introducing keyboards into the line-up. Rod who had been a member of the blues band ‘Killing Floor’ recommended to Rory their piano player Lou Martin – who hailed from Belfast. The line-up clicked and remained together for five years during which five albums were released.
The first album is ‘Blueprint’, originally released in early 1973 the cover features the circuit board of a Stramp ‘power baby’ amplifier which was custom designed for Rory in Hamburg.