Track Of The Day: Foghat
One of the greatest and most successful blues-rock bands of the past 40 years, Foghat are back with new album Last Train Home. To celebrate, they’re giving away the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all the Tracks Of The Day.
Foghat started in the UK during 1971, after guitarist/vocalist ‘Lonesome’ Dave Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl quit Savoy Brown. Guitarist Rod ‘The Bottle’ Price completed the first line-up.
In 1975 fifth album Fool For The City became the band’s first to sell over a million copies in the America. The classic Slow Ride, a Top 20 single, was on this particular album.
Foghat’s biggest record was 1977′s Live, which sold over two million copies in the States. But they were a consistently big act over there, with seven of their releases selling half-a-million copies or more. Throughout, despite all their transatlantic success, the band remained no more than cult figures in the UK.
Peverett’s death from cancer in 2000 was a huge blow to the band, with Price passing away five years later from a heart attack. However, in recent years, the Guitar Hero game (as well as movies like Dazed & Confused) have given Foghat a major boost.
Now, the band – featuring Earl, guitarist/vocalist Charlie Huhn, guitarist Bryan Bassett and bassist Craig MacGregor – have just released Last Train Home.
From the new album, you may download the song Born For The Road totally free at www.foghat.net. You have to sign up.
The above website gives you all the details on the band and their current activities.