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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Foghat - Night Shift (1976 uk, tough 'n' roll, japan remaster with extra track)



Night Shift is a great Rock And Roll album. Combining Southern Rock, Blues Rock, & Boogie Rock, and playing them with a Hard Rock crunch, Foghat came up with a great signature sound. NIGHT SHIFT features some excellent songs; "Drivin' Wheel" is a great uptempo rocker, "Don't Run Me Down" shows a nice tempo change from a midtempo verse to a fast and frantic chorus, and is another great song. "Burnin' The Midnight Oil" is a great straight-ahead Hard-Edged Rock And Roll song, while "Night Shift" is a fantastic Hard Boogie song with a great sense of groove.

 "Hot Shot Love" is a good Rock song with some nice dynamics, and their cover of "Take Me To The River" is actually a bit reminiscent of their version of "I Just Wanna Make Love To You." The album closes out with a solid Blues Rock song in "I'll Be Standing By." There's not even one bad song on the album. If you don't own any Foghat relaese, this is a good one to start with, along with Fool For The City. 
by Erik Rupp


Tracks
1.  Drivin' Wheel (Price, Peverett) - 5:13
2.  Don't Run Me Down (Hatfield) - 6:32
3.  Burnin' the Midnight Oil (Peverett) - 5:38
4.  Night Shift (Price, Peverett) - 5:32
5.  Hot Shot Love (Peverett) - 4:00
6.  Take Me to the River (Al Green, Mabon Hodfes) - 4:40 / 3:22
7.  I'll Be Standing By (Price, Peverett) - 5:53
8.  New Place to Call Home (Bonus track) (Dan Hartman) - 2:58

Foghat
*Dave Peverett  - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
*Rod Price - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
*Nick Jameson - Bass
*Roger Earl - Drums

Foghat
1972  Foghat (1st Album, Japan remaster)
1973  Rock And Roll (Japan remaster)
1974  Energized (Japan remaster)
1974  Rock And Roll Outlaws (Japan remaster)
1975  Fool For The City (MFSL Ultradisc)
Related Acts
1967-68  Savoy Brown - Shake Down / Getting To The Point
1969-70  Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna / Looking In

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3 comments:

kobilica said...

Big thanks for FOGHAT...

No Title said...

Foghat, an unknown giant ! Night shift, a pure diamond.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

Hyuk,,=.. Maybe NOW Foghat are "an unknown giant".. but when I was bigtime into them they were packing in 50,000 plus seat arenas regularly.. as one of the biggest bands of the mid 70s. Never really got to appreciate them live though until I got to see TWO foghats in the same week, in two different clubs.. that was Roger Earl's Foghat, and Dave Peverett's Foghat. They were doing auditions for a guitarist and I handed over my demo, but then the band musta kissed and made up, since they got back together as the original Fogat, and nobody got called back ! They were both just great in the clubs, although, natch, I preferred Lonesome Dave's show over Roger's, since Dave was the star, really..