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Foghat - 1978 Stone Blue



ARTIST: Foghat
ALBUM: Stone Blue
LABEL: Bearsville
SERIAL: BRK 6977
YEAR: 1978
CD REISSUE: 1988, Rhino, R2 70881

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Dave Peverett - vocals, guitars * Rod Price - guitars * Craig MacGregor - bass * Roger Earl - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Stone Blue * 02 Sweet Home Chicago * 03 Easy Money * 04 Midnight Madness * 05 It Hurts Me Too * 06 High On Love * 07 Chevrolet * 08 Stay With Me

WEBLINKS: www.foghat.net


Background
Hard working rock band Foghat had up until this point, been an industrious lot, with numerous album releases since their inception in 1972. Originally from the UK, the band found fame and fortune easier to come by with constant touring in the United States, and also settling into a long term relationship with Albert Grossman's Bearsville record label. Of their prior albums, most are worth having, but in particular, you can hear the excitement generated when the band play live, and this is captured on their 'Foghat Live' the year before (1977). The band originally came about after Dave Peverett left UK blues rockers Savoy Brown to form Foghat, taking along Roger Earl and bassist Tony Stevens for the ride.


The Songs
An 'out and out' blues band, Foghat turned up the volume and found favor with many hard rock fans with their brand of riff heavy blues. 'Stone Blue' was Foghat's eighth album and featured Eddie Kramer as the new producer for the band. The album achieved gold status, though could not match it's predecessors 'Foghat Live' or 'Fool For The City' which went platinum. Still, the album was a solid workout, with the title track becoming a Top 40 hit, while other tracks such as 'High On Love' and 'Chevrolet' ended up being Foghat favourites among their fan base. The band also did a cover of Robert Johnson's 'Sweet Home Chicago', keeping the band in touch with their blues origins.


In Summary
The band continued well into the nineties, though with slightly different lineups. The legacy of Foghat seems to have stalled with the untimely death of band leader Dave Peverett on Feb 7 2000. A shame, but to hear Foghat in their prime, the mid seventies period is where your discography should be aimed at. Classic rock at it's best.


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#1 | sabace on December 25 2007 19:32:50
the best lps by foghat are the LIVE lp & NIGHTSHIFT both
highly recommended
 
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