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© Star Trak/Arista Record
Year of Release: 1972
I Just Want To
Make Love To You
Leavin' Again (Again!)
Fool's Hall Of Fame
Highway (Killing Me)
A Hole To Hide In
Gotta Get To Know You
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Foghat's debut of their career (and 2nd album overall on the WSVNRadio
web site) appears this week, as Foghat was one of those many bands bringing
back wonderful memories of my early childhood. Their songs "Fool For The
City," "Slow Ride" and "I Just Want To Make Love To You" should ring
memory bells for those who enjoy 1970s Rock, and for those who were around in
Foghat was lead by the late "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, and as you listen
to their debut, you just might be scratching your head, saying to yourself:
"I've heard this band before..." True... Peverett and other members of Foghat
had been in a band previously, called Savoy Brown. Savoy Brown and Foghat both
display a common boogie-woogie blues/hard rock style, and listening to their
debut, fans of Southern Rock will easily enjoy this 1972 release.
The album's most popular track starts out the album, the studio version of
"I Just Want To Make Love To You," as their live version also was very
popular. "Trouble Trouble" may bring back memories for those who remember
Savoy Brown, as it has a rock style commonly used on Savoy Brown's albums.
"Leavin' Again (Again!)" is a good rocker, as it is compared to the
early ZZ Top. Foghat's signature boogie woogie style is heard on "Fool's
Hall Of Fame."
The rest of the album has a great basic Southern Rock atmosphere. "Sarah
Lee" will definitely have fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the likes hitting the
repeat button on this one. Likewise, "Highway (Killing Me)" is easily
compared to Skynyrd, as its melody can be compared to "I Just Want To Make
Love To You," yet slower in tempo.
The opening of Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" is quite an attention getter,
as it kicks into a fast, typical boogie-woogie southern rock/hard rock fashion.
"A Hole To Hide In" is a great hard rocker and southern rocker, being compared
more to that of Molly Hatchet. The closing song, "Gotta Get To Know You"
is a little bit slower in tempo, compared to the likes of Savoy Brown and the Allman
A very impressive debut, Foghat's music has been a staple on FM and Classic
Rock Radio. Foghat will definitely get the repeated listens. Sadly,
"Lonesome" Dave Peverett passed away in 2000 of cancer. Leaving behind a huge
display of great music, Savoy Brown and Foghat can be categorized as blues,
hard rock, and southern rock. Lonesome Dave and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant
are jamming in Rock and Roll Heaven somewhere, along with Duane Allman. Imagine
the three of them in a supergroup of sorts. <SIGH>
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