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The Best of Foghat

FoghatAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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In the late 60's Roger Earl & Lonesome Dave Peverett toured America as members of the seminal British band Savoy Brown who were on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene. Foghat was formed in 1971 when Roger and Dave left Savoy, wanting to give a more rock 'n roll flavor to the blues-boogie music they had been playing. They took America by storm during the ... Read more in Amazon's Foghat Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino/Bearsville
  • ASIN: B0000032AT
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,945 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
2. Maybelline
3. Ride, Ride, Ride
4. Take It Or Leave It
5. Home In My Hand
6. Drivin' Wheel
7. Fool For The City
8. Slow Ride
9. Stone Blue
10. Honey Hush
11. Night Shift
12. Wild Cherry
13. Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool)
14. Easy Money
15. Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie
16. Eight Days On The Road

Editorial Reviews


Like so many other bands who formed in the early '70s, Foghat's sound was based upon the wails and moans of the blues guitar. Foghat took this basic structure and added a rowdy four-bar boogie feel to it, cranked the amps to 11, and unleashed a series of LPs that would achieve gold or platinum status. Best of Foghat captures the band's finer moments. "Slow Ride" with its funky-boogie bass line and guitar harmony leads was every air-guitarist's dream come true, and the long breakdown at the song's mid-point that finally erupted into scorching fret work epitomized the "big rock ending" of the 1970s. "Fool for the City" was another rush of rock and roll adrenaline, with its repeated chorus and steady straight four/four beat. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" also demonstrated singer Dave Peverett's bluesy growl, an influence that often seemed more prevalent in the band's guitar work. --Steve Gdula

Product Description

16 tracks of the best boogie-rock the Brits ever laid down! Foghat's '70s hits Slow Ride; Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool); I Just Want to Make Love to You; Fool for the City; Drivin' Wheel , and Stone Blue join Maybellene; Ride, Ride, Ride; Honey Hush; Nightshift , and more.

Customer Reviews

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146 of 152 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Foghat is great, but this collection has two major flaws. December 24, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
For the average fan of Foghat, there are three songs in particular that they will buy this collection for. The three songs are, Fool For The City, Slow Ride, and I Just Want To Make Love To You. Unfortunately, both Fool For The City and Slow Ride are NOT the full length albums versions! This is a great disservice to the casual fan who doesn't want to invest in the albums. The shortened versions are simply not as good as the full-length versions, and the shortened versions are NOT the versions that the radio stations play. In order to get these two songs in their proper form, you will, thankfully, only have to purchase the Fool For The City album. But, I thought I'd warn anyone else out there thinking of buying this. Otherwise, this is an ok collection of their best songs.
(By the way, is it just me, or does Rhino seem to make a habit of putting shortened versions of hit songs on its compialations and greatest hits cds?)
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Here Come the Kings of Boogie June 22, 2004
Format:Audio CD
OK we'll start off with the obligatory gripes.
"Slow Ride" is the single edit.
"I Just Want to Make Love to You" is the studio version and not the better known version from "Foghat Live."
And a whole bunch of great songs were left off this CD to be placed on a second Volume, which is inexplicably been deleted.
Everybody happy? Great. Now on to what really matters. Despite never getting the kind of praise that would have matched their peak popularity, Foghat were a people's rock band. Chances are pretty strong that, somewhere in America, a radio station is playing either "Fool For The City" or "Slow Ride" and someone is playing air boogie guitar nearby. During their glory run, from the albums "Energized" up to "Stone Blue," Foghat saddled up Chuck Berry, Al Green and Buddy Holly next to solid originals like the masters that they were.
The format was simple. Take a basic riff, turn it up very loud and boogie like anytime was party time. And don't be afraid to indulge in some hard core blues rock like "Take it or Leave It." Add to the mix that Lonesome Dave Peverett's distinct vocals were a cut above most basic rock bands and you had the winning formula for seventies rock and roll. This was such great party rock that I and a group of fellow senior classmates went to see Foghat rock out Hersheypark Arena in 1978 just days before graduation. (With Sweet opening on their "Love Is Like Oxygen" tour, no less...sigh!)
This 16 song anthology is a much better buy than the "Essentials" dozen, and if you really want some great rock, you certainly won't be amiss if you purchase "Fool For The City," "Foghat Live" or "Night Shift.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the rest of SLOW RIDE? December 3, 2005
By njrobbo
Format:Audio CD
Did you guys at Rhino think we've never heard it? It's the same as when you hear Light My Fire on some stations that cut it down to a little over 3 minutes. For that reason alone, I had to knock 2 stars off the record, not because of the record itself, but because of Rhino's gaff. You Rhino wizards thought enough to put all those extra tracks on the re-released Yes albums, how did you clowns botch this?
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 Stars Are for this CD, NOT for the Band Foghat May 13, 2006
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I have followed the band Foghat from their beginnings in 1972 on through at least 1982. I have owned, purchased, or had on tape their first twelve albums, from Foghat in 1972 on through to Boogie Motel, Tight Shoes, Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce, and In the Mood for Something Rude in 1982. So I know something of the music of this band from before, during, and after their peak. No I'm some sort of Foghat head, that thinks that Foghat was and will always be the greatest band that ever existed. I have followed late 70's hard rock, and anyone that was into the music of that period had heard of and most likely enjoyed Foghat, that's how relevant Foghat was to the genre. IMHO, although one would be missing some gems, if one had to have only one album by them, it would be Foghat Live. (Don't consider what they write at allmusic.com, they tend to be anti-70's hard rock. Thus they try to confuse readers by writing misinformation, writing rave reviews of a band's mediocre albums, and panning their relevant offerings.) Of all the hundreds or thousands of live albums by rock bands over the decades, only a few have ones that match their studios offerings, or in exceptionally rare cases, surpasses them. That's what Foghat Live does. The band Foghat hit the big time with their 1975 album Fool For The City that included arguably their two biggest all time songs: Fool For the City and Slow Ride. Foghat Live, released in 1977, was recorded during that tour, was recorded at their peak, includes those two top songs, and they played them with even more intensity. Foghat Live may have only 4 other songs on it, but oh, how those songs are played. Foghat Live represented all that Foghat was at their peak. Chances are if you don't like Foghat Live you're not going to like Foghat. Read more ›
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "Slow Ride" is the radio edit version!!! August 19, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This would be a decent 'best of' collection, but the one BIG problem is that they included the radio edit version (which is 3:30) of "Slow Ride." In fact, I have purchased 3 alleged "greatest hits" compilations from Foghat that all have radio edit versions of the song. If you are a die hard Foghat fan, you will only settle for the original album version (which is almost 8:00 minutes long) which can only be found on the "Fool for the City" album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont bye it
This is really bad this sounds nothing like what I remember of Fog Hat Its a remix and not of good quality I do not recomend.
Published 2 months ago by charles E crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Foghat
I bought for my husband & he says it is a great CD. He would recommend to any Foghat fan.
Published 15 months ago by Sandra W. Easley
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
Not what I expected. "Slow Ride" is a much shorter version of the original song. A bit disappointed. Read more
Published 15 months ago by jen91762
4.0 out of 5 stars CAN DO BETTER!
An older collection but, still very good. To get the full power of "FOGHAT" you need to buy most of their original albums and make your own "GREATEST HITS" cd. Read more
Published 23 months ago by R. G. BALL
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Foghat
Great CD if you like 70s rock. Foghat was an underrated group. Their best songs are on the CD, including "Slow Ride", their best-known lick.
Published on April 9, 2012 by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd!
Great cd for any Foghat fan. It has all the popular songs and some lesser known ones. Slow Ride is the shortened version but it's still Slow Ride nonetheless. Read more
Published on December 11, 2011 by devilbunny
4.0 out of 5 stars another addition to my cd collection
i bought this album its pretty much typical 70s classic rock-i have heard maybe 2-3 songs off this album the album is good
Published on May 11, 2011 by Bish Sumey III
3.0 out of 5 stars Good rockin.
An under appreciated rock band. The CD is a good example of rock music that works.
Published on April 8, 2010 by Maury A. Kroopnick
5.0 out of 5 stars Foghat!
I needed some more classic rock for my IPod and Foghat came to mind. Great CD with all their greatest hits.
Published on March 22, 2010 by R. L. Blade
2.0 out of 5 stars Was someone at Amazon in the band?
Wasn't Fool for the City just an album of the day? By far their best album and I don't think the compilation adds much.
Published on January 22, 2010 by T. Rosen
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