- Released: November 24, 1987
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Rhino
- 1.Fool For The City
- 2.Home In My Hand
- 3.I Just Want To Make Love To You
- 4.Road Fever
- 5.Honey Hush
- 6.Slow Ride
Foghat: Lonesome Dave Peverett (vocals, guitar); Rod Price (guitar, vocals); Craig MacGregor (bass, vocals); Roger Earl (drums).
Additional personnel: Dan Craig, Dave Lang, Nick Jameson (percussion).
Recorded in May 1977.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Ken Perry (K-Disc).
All songs written by Lonesome Dave Peverett except "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Dixon/Dixon), "Honey Hush" (Turner), "Home In My Hand" and "Road Fever" (Lonesome Dave Peverett/Rod Price).
In the decade before U2 and REM began to dominate the arena circuit, fans weren't looking for political and emotional bombast, they were looking to rock. While Foghat's 1977 live release--aptly titled FOGHAT LIVE --won't win any originality awards, the band delivers on that decade's promise of guilt-free good times. The songs have great hooks, and guitarists Dave Peverett and Rod Price trade licks and keep all tracks above the five-minute mark (an epic "Slow Ride" clocks in at more than eight minutes). The rhythm section--bassist Tony Stevens and drummer Roger Earl--keeps the pace up and, smartly, there is not a ballad in the bunch. While not as essential an album as the band's 1975 studio breakthrough, FOOL FOR THE CITY, FOGHAT LIVE is an exciting listen and a great snapshot of a smoking live band who could choogle with the best of them.