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Foghat specialized in a simple, hard-rocking blues-rock, releasing a series of best-selling albums in the mid-'70s. While never deviating from their basic boogie, they retained a large audience until 1978, selling out concerts across America and earning several gold or platinum albums. Once punk and disco came along, the band's audience dipped dramatically. With their straight-ahead, three-chord romps, Foghat's sound was American in origin, yet the members were all natives of England. Guitarist/vocalist "Lonesome" Dave Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens, and drummer Roger Earl were members of the British blues band Savoy Brown, who all left the group in the early '70s. Upon their departure, they formed Foghat with guitarist Rod Price. Foghat moved to the United States, signing a record contract with Bearsville Records, a new label run by Albert Grossman. Their first album, Foghat, was released in the summer of 1972 and it became an album rock hit; a cover of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" even made it to the lower regions of the singles charts. For their next album, Foghat didn't change their formula at all -- in fact, they didn't even change the title of the album. Like the first record, the second was called Foghat; it was distinguished by a picture of a rock and a roll on the front cover. Foghat's second album was their first gold record, and it established them as a popular arena rock act. Their next six albums -- Energized (1974), Rock and Roll Outlaws (1974), Fool for the City (1975), Night Shift (1976), Foghat Live (1977), Stone Blue (1978) -- were all best-sellers and all went at least gold. "Slow Ride," taken from Fool for the City, was their biggest single, peaking at number 20. Foghat Live was their biggest album, selling over two million copies. After 1975, the band went through a series of bass players; Price left the band in 1981 and was replaced by Erik Cartwright. In the early '80s, Foghat's commercial fortunes declined rapidly, with their last album, 1983's Zig-Zag Walk, barely making the album charts. The group broke up shortly afterward with Peverett retiring from the road. The remaining members of the band (Roger Earl, Erik Cartwright, and Craig MacGregor) continued playing together as the Kneetremblers, and after some lineup changes decided to revert to the Foghat name. The band toured throughout the decade and into the early '90s. Perhaps growing tired of early retirement, Lonesome Dave formed his own version of Foghat in 1990 and hit the road. After healing their rift, the original Foghat (Peverett, Price, Stevens, and Earl) re-formed in 1993 and toured for years, releasing Return of the Boogie Men in 1994 and Road Cases in 1998. The original band broke apart for good with Peverett's passing due to cancer on February 7, 2000. After some time spent mourning, the band soldiered on with a new lineup (adding Charlie Huhn on vocals), and after two years of touring released Family Joules in 2002. Foghat toured for the next few years and regularly issued documents of their live act, including The Official Bootleg DVD, Vol. 1 in 2004 and Foghat Live II in 2007. In 2010, now on their own label, Foghat got back to their blues roots with Last Train Home, a handful of original tunes among covers of many of their favorite blues songs and a couple tracks recorded with their friend Eddie Kirkland. Over the next half decade they maintained an extensive touring schedule, eventually returning to the studio to record their 17th studio album, Under the Influence. The entirely fan-funded effort was released in 2016 on the band's own Foghat Records imprint. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Tim Sendra
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Albums by
Foghat

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    Under The Influence

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    Zig-Zag Walk (Remastered)

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    Rock And Roll Outlaws (Remastered)

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    Energized (Remastered)

    9 songs

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    Foghat (aka Rock & Roll)

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    Foghat Live (Remastered)

    7 songs

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    Fool For The City (Remastered)

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    Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce (Remastered)

    7 songs

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    Night Shift (Remastered)

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    Stone Blue (Remastered)

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    Last Train Home

    10 songs

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    Zig-Zag Walk

    13 songs

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    Family Joules

    13 songs

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    Family Joules

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    Tight Shoes

    7 songs

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    Boogie Motel

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    Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce

    8 songs

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    In the Mood for Something Rude

    8 songs

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    Tight Shoes

    8 songs

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    Energized

    9 songs

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    Foghat

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    Foghat (Rock and Roll)

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    Fool for the City

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    Night Shift

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Top Songs by
Foghat

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  2.   Slow Ride
  3.   Fool for the City
  4.   I Just Want to Make Love to You
  5.   All I Want for Christmas Is You
  6.   Drivin' Wheel
  7.   Road Fever
  8.   Easy Money
  9.   Shake Your Money Maker
  10.   Heard it Through the Grapevine
  11.   Chateau Lafitte '59
  12.   My Babe
  13.   Chateau Lafitte 1959
  14.   So May Roads, So Many Trains
  15.   Last Train Home
  16.   Honey Hush
  17.   Stone Blue
  18.   Burnin' the Midnight Oil
  19.   Conversations with Roger
  20.   Terraplane Blues
  21.   Rollin' & Tumblin/You Need Love
  22.   Roger (The Hounslow Kid)
  23.   Brief History of the Band
  24.   Rock and Roll Outlaw
  25.   Fly by Night
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Rock The Halls

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    Eclectic Holiday

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    Dave Mustaine: I Am The DJ


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