Foghat - Stone Blue (Translucent Blue vinyl)
Foghat - Stone Blue (Translucent Blue vinyl)
Foghat - Stone Blue (Translucent Blue vinyl)
Foghat - Stone Blue (Translucent Blue vinyl)

Foghat - Stone Blue (Translucent Blue vinyl)

badge
€55,00
Price valid within European Union only. VAT included, shipping cost on top below 99€ purchase

[Click here to see more vinyl featuring Foghat]

Dave Peverett - rhythm guitar, vocals

Rod Price - lead guitar, slide guitar

Craig MacGregor - bass guitar

Roger Earl - drums

 

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Translucent Blue

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Bearsville

Recorded by : Bob Ludwig

Produced by Eddie Kramer, Foghat

Remastered by Joe Reagoso & Ron McMaster

Originally released in 1978

Reissued in 2018

Tracks:

 

Side A :

  1. Stone Blue
  2. Sweet Home Chicago
  3. Easy Money
  4. Midnight Madness

Side B :

  1. It Hurts Me Too
  2. High On Love
  3. Chevrolet
  4. Stay With Me

 

Reviews :

"After racking up huge sales with Live, Foghat found themselves forced to choose between staying a hard rock cult group or trying to expand their success and become a full-on commercial phenomenon. They decided to experiment with adding a commercial edge to their sound and hired producing wiz Eddie Kramer (knob-twiddler for Jimi Hendrix and Kiss) to help them find the right balance between guitar power and studio gloss. Sadly, the resulting album, Stone Blue, is only intermittently successful because it never finds the right balance to make this compromise work. A good example is the title track: It has all the energy of a classic Foghat track and adds in some nice vocal harmonies, but it lacks the thick, bass-heavy bottom end and the bluesy edge that fuelled the band's best songs. This sonic schizophrenia goes even further on faceless songs like "High on Love" and "Easy Money," which sound like they could have been cut by any 1970s AOR band. Despite these moments of stylistic confusion, Foghat's old strengths manage to shine through on occasion: "It Hurts Me Too" is an impressive blues cover that features a searing vocal performance from Lonesome Dave Peverett, and "Chevrolet" successfully marries boogie rock riffs to a slick studio sound. However, the lack of a consistent overall direction keeps Stone Blue from being the success it could have been. In the end, it offers enough solid tracks to please the hardcore Foghat fan but casual listeners would better off checking out Fool for the City or Live for a better, more consistent idea of the group's strengths." AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco  [-]

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 2 / 5 , Discogs : 3,87 / 5

Recently viewed