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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Foghat - Energized (1974 uk, fantastic hard funky boogie rock, japan remaster)

It jumps open with an unequivocal derangement of ol' Kansas City Joe Turner's "Honey Hush," in a marvelously shameless send-up of the Yardbirds. A rare cut that makes you discover how loud your equipment can go, it sets the album's tone. Ten Years After comes in for the same treatment with "Wild Cherry." Throw in a thankfully tasteless "That'll Be the Day" for an album than wins full points on irreverence alone.

In addition, Energized has a great "Step Outside" that reminds me of Three Dog Night, and an original "Home in My Hand" that's almost as good as the oldie of the same title everyone else is doing. It's a rude, raving riot of an album, from a group that's doing a bang-up job of closing the gap between where rock & roll has been and where it ought to be going.
by Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, 1974

1. Honey Hush (Turner) - 4:21
2. Step Outside (Peverett, Price, Earl, Stevens) - 6:18
3. Golden Arrow (Peverett, Price) - 4:03
4. Home in My Hand (Peverett, Price) - 5:13
5. Wild Cherry (Peverett, Price, Earl, Stevens) - 5:27
6. That'll Be the Day (Allison, Holly, Petty) - 2:53
7. Fly by Night (Stevens) - 4:47
8. Nothin' I Won't Do (Peverett, Price) - 6:57

*Dave Peverett - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
*Rod Price - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
*Tony Stevens - Bass
*Roger Earl - Drums

1972  Foghat (1st Album, Japan remaster)
1973  Rock And Roll (Japan remaster)
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1967-68  Savoy Brown - Shake Down / Getting To The Point
1969-70  Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna / Looking In

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