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!