This sixth and last
Edsel Foghat package features their last three Bearsville albums as well as
eleven bonus rarities, some previously unreleased.
“Girls To Chat &
Boys To Bounce” (1981) features new lead guitarist Erik Cartwright, but also
found Nick Jameson back in the producer’s chair, and saw them recapture their
Jameson rejoined the
band on bass for the themed album “In The Mood For Something Rude” (1982).
Continuing the theme started by the band’s earlier covers of Al Green’s “Take Me
To The River” and 100 Proof’s “Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed”, Foghat
deliver their versions of songs made famous by Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, Marvin
Gaye, James Brown, Delbert McClinton and Rodney Crowell.
“Zig Zag Walk”
(1983) was again produced by Jameson and alongside some more Lonesome Dave
originals, features a cover of Louis Jordan’s “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” and country
classic “It’ll Be Me”.
The bonus tracks
include the band’s two very rare Christmas singles, three single edits,
alternate mixes of “What A Shame” and “Ride Ride Ride”, and two previously
The package contains
the lyrics and brand new extensive notes by Bearsville Records expert Paul Myers
(author of “A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio”), who has
interviewed Roger Earl and Nick Jameson specially for these