Between 1972 and 1983, British band Foghat was a major force on the American rock scene, enjoying massive success. In total they made 13 albums on the Bearsville label, almost all going gold or even platinum. The first six of those albums are now reissued on these three CDs.
Foghat were formed when Lonesome Dave Peverett, Tony Stevens and Roger Earl left British blues band Savoy Brown and added slide guitar player Rod Price in 1971, to seek fame and fortune in the USA. Debut album Foghat was produced by Dave Edmunds and starts with a thunderous version of Willie Dixon’s I Just Want to Make Love to You. Second album Rock and Roll became the band’s first gold album.
Third album, Energised, was released in 1974 and features concert favourites Honey Hush, Home in my Hand and a rocking version of Buddy Holly’s That’ll be the Day. Rock and Roll Outlaws was also released in 1974 and includes the song Eight Days on the Road. Fool for the City (1975), became Foghat’s real breakthrough album, going double platinum for selling over two million copies. The epic Slow Ride became the band’s signature tune. 1976album Night Shift was produced by Dan Hartman. Standout track is a fine version of Al Green’s Take Me to the River.
Drummer Roger Earl still tours with a new line up. Both Dave Peverett and Rod Price have sadly passed away.