Foghat

Foghat

Classic Rock Hard Rock Rock 70s Southern Rock
In the late 1960s, Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett first toured America as members of the seminal British band Savoy Brown . Together with guitarist Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown was on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene, and they influenced countless musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1971, wanting to give a more rock 'n roll flavour to the blues-boogie music they were playing with Savoy, Dave and Roger enlisted lead/slide guitarist Rod Price and bassist Tony Stevens, formed a new band, Foghat. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Slow Ride and Other Hits
    Slow Ride and Other Hits
  • Fool for the City
    Fool for the City
  • Live II
    Live II
  • The Best of Foghat
    The Best of Foghat
  • Foghat
    Foghat
  • Last Train Home
    Last Train Home
  • Energized
    Energized
  • Live
    Live
  • Night Shift
    Night Shift
  • Stone Blue
    Stone Blue
  • Rock and Roll Outlaws
    Rock and Roll Outlaws
  • Boogie Motel
    Boogie Motel
  • Tight Shoes
    Tight Shoes
  • Not Live At The BBC
    Not Live At The BBC
  • Road Cases
    Road Cases
  • In the Mood for Something Rude
    In the Mood for Something Rude
  • Zig Zag Walk
    Zig Zag Walk
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour
    King Biscuit Flower Hour
  • Rock & Roll Outlaws
    Rock & Roll Outlaws
  • Family Joules
    Family Joules
  • Rhino Hi-Five: Foghat
    Rhino Hi-Five: Foghat
  • The Best Of Foghat Volume 2
    The Best Of Foghat Volume 2
  • Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce
    Girls To Chat & Boys To Bounce
  • Foghat Live
    Foghat Live
  • Live At The Blues Warehouse
    Live At The Blues Warehouse
  • Anthology (disc 1)
    Anthology (disc 1)
  • Rock & Roll
    Rock & Roll
  • Zig-Zag Walk
    Zig-Zag Walk
  • Decades Live
    Decades Live
  • Girls To Chat And Boys To Bounce
    Girls To Chat And Boys To Bounce
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour: Foghat
    King Biscuit Flower Hour: Foghat
  • Slow Ride - The EP (Live & Loud Versions)
    Slow Ride - The EP (Live & Loud Versions)
  • The Return of the Boogie Men
    The Return of the Boogie Men
  • Slow Ride
    Slow Ride "Live & Loud Version"
  • Return of the Boogie Man
    Return of the Boogie Man
  • Foghat Rock 'n' Roll
    Foghat Rock 'n' Roll
  • Hits You Remember Live
    Hits You Remember Live
  • Road Cases (disc 1)
    Road Cases (disc 1)
  • Extended Versions
    Extended Versions
  • Essentials
    Essentials

Foghat. Artist Bio

In the late 1960s, Roger Earl and Lonesome Dave Peverett first toured America as members of the seminal British band Savoy Brown . Together with guitarist Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown was on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock scene, and they influenced countless musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1971, wanting to give a more rock 'n roll flavour to the blues-boogie music they were playing with Savoy, Dave and Roger enlisted lead/slide guitarist Rod Price and bassist Tony Stevens, formed a new band, Foghat. According to Songfacts, Foghat got their name when Peverett came up with the word while playing a Scrabble-like game with his brother. Peverett convinced the band to go with it instead of Brandywine.

Signed by Albert Grossman to Bearsville Records in 1971, the band recorded their first self-titled LP "Foghat" and began touring relentlessly for the next 14 years. Their hard work has thus far been rewarded with seven Gold records, one Platinum record "Fool For The City" (1975), and one Double-Platinum record "Foghat Live" (1977). The "Fool For The City" album contained Foghat’s trademark Top 40 hit song "Slow Ride" and cemented their place as one of the world’s top rock acts. They continued to hit the charts in the 1970s with singles such as "Fool for the City", "Drivin' Wheel", "I Just Wanna Make Love to You", "I’ll Be Standing By", "Stone Blue", "Third Time Lucky" and "Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed"; many of which are still classic rock radio staples.
Foghat toured and recorded non-stop into the mid-eighties. Tony Stevens had left the band in 1974 to pursue other interests, and was replaced by bassist Craig MacGregor (with a short stint with Nick Jameson in between). Rod Price departed the band in 1980. In 1985 Lonesome Dave returned to England for a well-deserved break from touring, while Roger remained in the US and continued to carry the Foghat flag with non-stop touring with various new musicians and Foghat alumni. In 1989 Lonesome Dave resumed touring in the states with future member Bryan Bassett. But it is 1994 that marks the return of Foghat to the world stage, when the original members reunite for the recording of "Return of the Boogie Men". Being back on the road, non-stop, once again yielded a new live CD for the band titled "Road Cases", released in 1997.
In 1998, Lonesome Dave is diagnosed with cancer. He battles it with amazing strength and courage. He decides he would like to tour again in 1999. With Rod Price's decision not to resume touring, Dave calls his old friend Bryan Bassett, who is touring with Molly Hatchet and asks him to join the band. Lonesome Dave, one of the all time great rock 'n rollers, and a consummate professional, performs flawlessly night after night, doing what he loved doing best... while still undergoing chemotherapy. The tour was cut short in the fall of 1999, when Dave returns home. He sadly passes away on February 7, 2000. Family and friends are devastated. One of rock 'n roll’s legendary performers is mourned by thousands of fans.
As all who knew and loved Dave tried to adjust to this devastating loss, the band had to decide whether it could, or even wanted to, continue playing. Even Dave's encouragement to keep the band together and to "Keep on rockin'" was not enough to convince the band that they should go on. After much soul searching and support from the fans, Roger began to hesitantly review some tapes of singers. None of them seemed to have that blend of blues and rock so important to the band’s sound. Becoming quite discouraged about the prospect of finding a new singer, Roger happened to recall seeing a Humble Pie show with Dave, they wanted to see who was singing their mate Stevie Marriott’s songs. They were both pleasantly surprised and impressed, the singer was former Ted Nugent and Victory vocalist Charlie Huhn. Roger contacted Charlie and a rehearsal was set up at SIR in New York. After just a few hours of jamming, the chemistry was undeniable and all agreed that this was the person to join the band and take it into the future. Charlie's vocal ability and guitar playing fit the music perfectly and his high-energy stage presence provides what is an essential ingredient to a Foghat show.
The band began to tour once again in August of 2000, doing what they love to do and do best, taking their music to the fans. The camaraderie and fun was apparent in their live performances and after two solid years of touring the band entered the studio to write and record a new CD. The result was their latest studio recording "Family Joules". In 2004 they released a live DVD called "The Official Bootleg DVD, volume 1" and at the end of that year, veteran Foghat bassist extraordinaire Craig MacGregor rejoined the lineup launching Foghat's hard rocking tradition into the future. They are touring non-stop again, and the energy is incredible. In 2007 they released a new double live CD entitled "Foghat Live II", (recorded in 2005 and 2007) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original "Foghat Live", and to bring the energy and excitement of the current lineup (Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Bryan Bassett and Charlie Huhn) to the fans. A new album "Last Train Home", Foghat's well polished interpretation of blues standards and two originals is released in June 2010. This opens a new chapter for Foghat, and promises new and exciting things from one of rock’s most established acts.

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