Living Blues - p.50
"LAST TRAIN HOME is an adrenaline-fueled, fist-pumping take on the blues by a band that has always had the Mississippi Delta flowing through its Marshall-stacked veins."
Personnel: Charlie Huhn (vocals, guitar); Bryan Bassett (guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Lefty "Sugar Lips" Lefkowitz (harmonica); Colin Earl (keyboards); Roger Earl (drums, background vocals); Jeff Howell (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bryan Bassett.
Liner Note Author: Jeb Wright.
Recording information: Boogie Motel South, Deland, FL; EKO Studios, Commack, NY.
Photographers: Linda Arcello; Elizabeth Foote; Barbara Lefkowitz; Robert Halford; Linda Howell; Larry Burton .
Foghat has been on the oldies circuit so long that the appearance of a new album is a bit of a surprise -- and it's even more so when it's an outright blues album, as it is in 2010's Last Train Home, their first new record in seven years. Fittingly for veterans of the arena rock '70s, Foghat's blues are heavily steeped in the British Invasion's version of the blues -- they're long on amplification and extended jams, as should be expected for a band who is an outgrowth of Savoy Brown -- but their roots dig deeper, as evidenced by two good cuts with Eddie Kirkland at the end of the record. Foghat don't reinvent these songs, but they do play with a considerable amount of energy and a precision that only a veteran touring band could have, making this a nice little surprise for hardcore fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine