Having been a major Foghat fan in the early 70’s to mid 70’s, I have to give this a rave review. Rod Price’s slide guitar work is some of the finest ever. Lonesome Dave is right on his game in this one. “Feel So Bad” is absolutely my favorite song of all, and that is saying something. They had so many good ones. “It’s Too Late” one of those haunting rock ballads that stays with you forever. If you like good old blues powered Rock n Roll this is a must have for your collection.Long may Lonesome Dave live in our hearts and minds. We will miss you!
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008.
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Take me back and let the loud music play! Argent has a song “God gave rock and roll to you,” and he also gave us Foghat. I saw Foghat with Wishbone Ash in New York in the 70’s. You couldn’t find two better rock bands at that time.This CD is true Foghat. If you love rock & roll, buy this!!!
This album (with the rock and the roll) and “Fool for the City” are probably Foghat’s two best. I never heard much of this album played on the radio but when I heard “What a Shame” played on a juke box I had to have this record. Foghat took into the 70’s a sound that to me seemed to evolve from 60’s rock, which I considered a plus. I just wish “Terraplane Blues” was on this CD instead of on “Fool for the City”. I think it would go better with this album. Foghat was also one of the best bands to hear live. Lonesome Dave passed away about 3 and a half years ago. Maybe not, but to me it seemed like this was one of the bands that suffered from the disco wave that began in the mid 70’s. But disco was a fad, this is some prime rock and roll that should be in every 70’s rock collection.
Foghat’s second album is their first masterpiece. The opener, “Ride, Ride, Ride”, and “What A Shame”, both contain social commentary in their lyrics, and the rest of the album catches a band that’s still young and hungry. A rockin’ good time in an era of James Taylor and John Denver.
This is a quality album start to finish! I’ve often thought Foghat was one of the most overlooked bands of the 70’s. This band is often remembered for “Slow Ride” and “Fool for the City” but this band has much more to offer. Foghat rocks with the best of them on this album, with their blend of re-worked blues, such as “I Feel So Bad”, and staight forward hard driving classics, such as “Ride, Ride, Ride”. Also there are 2 fine ballads on this album, “It’s Too Late” and “Couldn’t Make Her Stay”. This album is a “must have” for fans of 70’s Rock and Roll, no music collection would be complete without.