01 Jun FOGHAT- “RETURNS TO HOMELAND FOR A FIRST”

FOGHAT ROCKING IN SPOKANE, WA. ON 2-2-77. PHOTO BY BEN UPHAM. MAGICAL MOMENT PHOTOS.

DAVE PEVERETT AND ROD PRICE OF FOGHAT ROCK THE SPOKANE CROWD ON 2-2-77. PHOTO ART BY BEN UPHAM.


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FOGHAT
“RETURNS TO HOMELAND FOR A FIRST”
BY LISA ROBINSON
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL
MADISON, WISCONSIN
JUNE 25, 1978

There’s no doubt that Foghat has finally “made it” in the United States, where they’ve consistently played to sold-out houses on massive tours. Tours that would have put musicians with less stamina in hospitals.
But in England — the country that Foghat comes from — they’ve never toured. Now they’re about to remedy that situation, with a big one planned for the fall that will take them to England, Germany, Holland and France. Before that, they’ll do some large outdoor concerts here — after taking the month of July off for a well deserved rest.
Talking by telephone from his Long Island home, Foghat guitarist Rod Price laughed about having never played in England. “It’ll be very exciting,” he said, “but they think we’re American anyway. “Our manager just came back from there and there seems to be a lot of interest in us,” Rod continued. “So we’ll do a big tour there, but it won’t be anything like the hectic schedule of an American tour. We’ll probably just go for a month, England especially is such a small country, and there really are only seven or eight places to play: just London and the major cities.”
Rod said that despite the pressure of their tours, they enjoy playing to a live audience more than anything else they do. “If 10,000 or 20,000 people come to see you, it’s just such a rush that you can’t help but put everything you’ve got into it. “Of course when we were playing to 1,000 people, backing Edgar Winter or Humble Pie when we first came here six years ago, we were happy. Nobody ever talked about going out and selling platinum albums or anything like that. The goal was just to get better, and that’s what we did.” “We’ve built up to it all slowly, and we’re totally aware of what we have.

FOGHAT DISCOGRAPHY:
1972 Foghat
1973 Foghat (Rock ‘n’ Roll)
1974 Energized
1974 Rock and Roll Outlaws
1975 Fool For The City
1976 Night Shift
1977 Foghat Live
1978 Stone Blue
1979 Boogie Motel
1980 Tight Shoes
1981 Girls to Chat and Boys to Bounce
1982 In the Mood for Something Rude
1983 Zig-Zag Walk
1994 Return Of The Boogie Men
1998 Road Cases (live)
1999 King Biscuit Flower Hour (Live)
2001 Road Cased Version 2 (live)
2001 Extended Versions (live)
2003 Decades Live
2003 Family Joules
2006 Live II

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