Influences And Recollections if a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Foghat: Live

Foghat Live came out in 1977, a single album containing 6 songs of hard rocking, hard partying, boogie-blues. “Lonesome” Dave Peverett contributed lead vocals and rhythm guitar (and some back and forth lead work, too), Rod “The Bottle” Price played lead guitar (and a lot of slide…hence “The Bottle), Craig MacGregor held down the bottom end on bass, and Roger Earl beat the drums.

Foghat were at their best live (I can verify this since I witnessed it in person) and Foghat Live was their best selling album in their career.

There’s no dead air on this one, from the beginning of Fool For The City to the last chords of Slow Ride, Foghat Live just relentlessly ROCKS. My highlight is the long jam of Willie Dixon’s classic I Just Want To Make Love To You, while the Big Joe Turner song Honey Hush is practically a thrash metal tempo for a blues boogie.

This one came out when I was just discovering so many amazing bands and hearing any of it just takes me directly back to fond high school memories.

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