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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

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  • This is a noticeably harder rock album than Foghat had ever made previously. The sound has a harder edge to it, and has a pretty fast pace. It still has a blues base, but they seem to be drifting a bit from their blues base here. Mind you, it’s still a good Foghat album, just different from “Night Shift” – a little less bluesy, and little more rocking. Still full of slide guitar, as we have come to expect from Foghat – slide guitar is really their signature sound.

    My favorite cuts on this album are “Stone Blue”, “Sweet Home Chicago”, and the ballady “It Hurts Me Too”. This last one is an interesting one; it starts out as a ballady type song, and, later on, starts to “light up” as Rod Price cranks on the slide guitar.

    “Sweet Home Chicago” is an old blues song, but Foghat really lights a fire under it. It’s one of my favorite Foghat tunes!

    Posted on December 17, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Look around at any ‘greatest hits’ album for Foghat, and you’ll usually see “Slow Ride” and “Fool For The City” listed… it’s rare that you’ll find “Stone Blue” on any of them. Of course, when you do find “Slow Ride” or “Stone Blue” on a greatest hits album, it’s *always* the ‘radio edit’ version… the version hacked and slashed until it would fit into the 70’s and 80’s airplay limit of 3 minutes. The *only* place you’ll find these two songs in their original mint condition is on their original albums (“Slow Ride”, of course, was on “Fool For The City”, while “Stone Blue” is right here).

    If you like Foghat, then you need this album. If you like rocking blues, then you need this album. If you like righteous guitar that doesn’t scream like a burning cat but instead sounds like a guitar should, then you need this album.

    Just the song “Stone Blue” alone is worth the album… 6 minutes of Rod Price and ‘Lonesome Dave’ Peverett cranking out the blues and slide guitars, and all of it guaranteed to keep you glued in front of the speakers – but that’s not all this album has to offer.

    In the early 80’s Foghat started doing more of a standard rock sound, doing less and less of their original blues and slide… this album is one of the last of their true blues roots, and it is very good.

    Posted on December 17, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Another fine album by Foghat. If you like rock, boogie, and blues Foghat probably has something you will enjoy. Always music with a great beat and fun to listen to, this is one of their best, next to FOOL FOR THE CITY, ROCK & ROLL OUTLAWS, and DRIVIN’ WHEEL.Every song here is worth listening to, but the above average songs are “Chevrolet”, “Sweet Home Chicago”, and “Midnight Madness”. Wait, though, there’s more! Great songs include “Easy Money”, “Stone Blue”, and my favorite “It Hurts Me Too”. Foghat always manages to bring an appealing sound to every release. Even though much of their music is blues based, they always seem to sound uptempo. Maybe it’s just to make us think it’s all okay.If you are new to Foghat you may want to give their Greatest Hits a try, so, you can better decide if you would like to pursue their individual releases. Foghat will help you remember when music felt good and was fun. Excellent musicians, production, and tunes.

    Posted on December 17, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • If you like guitar,blues and great rock’n'roll mixed together than welcome to some perfection Lonesome Dave’s way. Rod Price on lead/slide is off the charts, Dave’s vocals are right on and the bass section superb. Seven great cuts and one average, best rocked up renditions of It Hurt’s Me Too, Chevrolet and Sweet Home Chicago you’ll ever hear make this album a Blues/Rock must own. Now add Stone Blue, Midnight Madness, Easy Money and High On Love for some harder edge and you have a GREAT album. This album is in my top 25 list. Hear it, buy it. For other Foghat material worth owning check out the new DVD, Fool For The City, Live II and the latest with Charlie Huhn on vocals Family Joules.

    Posted on December 17, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Call ‘em Froghat, Foghart, Hogfart, whatever twist on their odd name you want, this was the premier boogie band of the ’70s without a doubt, and before they nose-dived in the ’80s they had one last gasp of greatness with “Stone Blue.” This collection is their classic format: Superb original rock’n'roll like the title cut, “Easy Money,” and especially “Midnight Madness” (my fave but sadly underappreciated by the mass audience) paired with their inimitable versions of timeless blues tracks like Robert Johnson’s (the father of the blues) “Sweet Home Chicago,” Elmore James’s “It Hurts Me Too,” and Earl McDaniel’s “Chevrolet.”The other two cuts are throwaways, but the six listed above are so solid and so well worth repeated plays that I can’t rate this less than five stars. It ranks with “Fool For the City” and “Energized” as their best ever.

    Posted on December 17, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now