Foghat

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  1. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

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    Foghat was great in concert!

    First saw 'em when they were second on the bill, and breaking in the US.

    They always blew the headliners away.

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  2. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Amazingly, they're still on the road. They have 3-4 original members and are playing somewhere near Buffalo, NY this week or next, likely at a casino. Not my cup of tea, though.
     
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    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Seen them twice - great live shows.
     
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    The core of this band was Savoy Brown with the addition of Rod Price. They had a good thing going already with Kim Simmons. So Foghat was a band that was ready to hit the road running. Lonesome Dave was an excellent frontman.
     
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    The soundtrack to my childhood.
     
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    I saw them open for Rod and Faces in 75.
    I never had heard of them before but couldn't shut up about them afterward.
    My Dad called them Hogfat just to bug me.
     
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    I remember them well.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Not possible, since they were a 4-piece and two are dead. The two most important ones.
     
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    I spun Live yesterday on my turntable and posted on my Facebook page that I had worn out a copy in my youth.
    A buddy wrote on the post that it was the very first record he ever bought with his own cash.

    A big part of my music in the 70's and 80's

    Them and REO Speed wagon "Ya get what ya play for" live were well worn records at my house !
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I saw them live in Dothan, Alabama in 1975.
    Front stage, center, right on the edge of the stage, with my garage band mates.

    Man oh MAN what a great live show!!

    So good.
    :)
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  12. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Hmmm. I may have misread the note in the newspaper. Must be just the two.
     
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    I'm sure I saw them, but well that was a long time ago and I'm pretty sure some illegal substance was slipped into my beverage or something. Suffice to say it was a different time then.
     
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    THERE's a blast from the past.

    When I was about 13, one of my dad's friends borrowed us a stack of albums about a meter high. All of them, quality. Most of them, totally unknown to me. Foghat was in there.

    I kept circling back around to this one. . . .
     
  15. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

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    Agree the original band were great live (don't know about later line-ups). I saw Savoy Brown (as a quartet) right before the 3 left to form Foghat. Savoy Brown were fantastic. I later saw Foghat (several times) and they were also fantastic. Savoy Brown remained a great band after the 3 left.
     
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    Yeah...caught them live with the J.Geils Band once upon a time.

    Now, that was a high energy show!
     
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    Only the original drummer is in the current lineup. Really a tribute band.

    That said, Foghat Live is my fave live album ever and I LOVE their 70s-early 80s output. Killin’ blooze-rock.

    Rod Price was a monster slide player and Lonesome Dave was a good player too. Such a great band. Only saw them once right before Rod left...I think it was in 1980...they opened for BOC and Whitford-St Holmes was the real opener. I loved the 70s and early 80s!
     
  18. jaimed

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    Concert from 1998. Original members Dave Peverett, Rod Price, and Roger Earl. Bass unsure, but looks like Tony Stevens.

     
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    Saw the same show in New Have CT in 74. My first date with my future wife. And still current wife!!!
     
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    chemobrain Friend of Leo's

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    nice vocal phrasing, great raging guitar tone, that work well with the slide.
     
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