From the Vault...



© Star Trak/Arista Record Year of Release: 1972

track listing
  • I Just Want To
    Make Love To You
  • Trouble Trouble
  • Leavin' Again (Again!)
  • Fool's Hall Of Fame
  • Sarah Lee
  • Highway (Killing Me)
  • Maybelline
  • 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's prime.

    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 Brothers.

    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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