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Foghat, Live, August 1977 Live
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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 11/24/1987
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There was no stagy sounding patter, no virtuosity overplayed musicianship, just a full-on party band at the peak of its power. Recorded as the band was becoming enormous in the states due to "Slow Ride" and the "Fool For The City" album, the band comes across like conquering heroes here. The call and response between the late Lonesome Dave Peverett and the late Rod Price on "Honey Hush" is astonishing to behold. It underscores that fact that Foghat is possibly one of the most underrated of the 70's rock bands. They could take old classics like Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and claim it as their own (and hit the top 40 with it), and at the same time, turn out an anthem like "Slow Ride," which remains a classic rock staple. As far as 70's classic rock is concerned, "Foghat Live" is essential.
Which then begs the question. Why isn't this and other Foghat albums being given the remaster treatment? And where is the double disc anthology they so richly deserve? C'mon Rhino, don't leave us in the cold here....
Small wonder: they hit the road running, blowing the likes of Bachman-Turner Overdrive off the stage, and built a following almost more on their exuberant concerts than their crunchy recordings, even if their fifth studio album, the remarkable "Fool for the City," was their best-seller to date and yielded their first taste of something resembling a hit single. ("Slow Ride.") If timing is everything, Foghat couldn't have timed their first live album better: they decided to do it at a time when a) "Fool for the City" was still on the best-seller lists; and, live albums were suddenly proving career-makers for the like of Kiss and (especially) Peter Frampton.
With their road-warrior image and the no-questions-asked crunch of their live show, Foghat should have been a natural. And they were---"Foghat Live" became their best-seller of all, and it deserved to be. They were wise enough not to try putting their whole show onto a single set, if they wanted to introduce the uninitiated into the big meat of what they offered, and the decision plus the band's no-frills performances clicked.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought this was the original FOGHAT Live album but it's not. Still good but disappointed wanted the originalPublished 4 days ago by awol
This CD is NOT the legendary 1977 release. It has different live versions, and was issued in 1999. Lonesome Dave sings, but these recordings are not from the 1977 release. Read morePublished 6 days ago by ATL Jeffro
This was a gift for a friend! My friend told me that they truly liked the cd. Had listen to it seven times 😊Published 13 days ago by Jen
A very good album, from a very good English boogie band. However, they are not the best English boogie band, that award goes to Status Quo. Get their Live! Read morePublished 4 months ago by andyn2001