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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Foghat - Fool For The City

Good old fashioned classic rock. Who doesn't enjoy putting on an old school classic? One thing that will always stick out in my head about Foghat - well two things. 1) At one of the MTV movie awards, Jim Carrey dressed up as an old hippie and made a remark something like, "Come on MTV. Where are the classics? Would it kill you to play a little Foghat?" And then 2) every so often when I'd get home from school - my father would be blasting music as loud as our old ginormous stereo would go. And half the time, it was Foghat. One thing I didn't know about them, is they're British. You really would have no inclination of that from their sound and lyrics. They started making music in the early 70's, and found most of their popularity during the disco era. Odd - I know. But then in the 80's when rock started to come back to the forefront, they disappeared into the darkness. Double odd. They disbanded for a couple years in the 80's but then got back together. They have been touring and making music again since 1986. I can't recall having seen them come to Summerfest recently, but I know they used to come by every so often. I don't think there is any way a person or critic could make an argument this album was bad. With the exception that it's only 7 tracks - which again was commonplace back in the 70's. And this came out right in the middle in 1975. The album has gone platinum and probably put Foghat on the map for good. It's a pretty solid 7 tracks. It's got that blues-rock, anthem rock type of feel to it. Well worth a listen today.

1. Fool For the City
2. My Babe
3. Slow Ride
4. Terraplane Blues
5. Save Your Loving (For Me)
6. Drive Me Home
7. Take It or Leave It

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Slow Ride
2. Fool For The City
3. Terraplane Blues

3.75 out of 5 stars

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