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Title - 8 Days On The Road [2CD+DVD]
Artist - Foghat

For those unaware, Foghat celebrates 50 years of Rock n Roll with the release of 8 Days On The Road (out July 16th, 2021 via their own Foghat Records label, distributed by Select-O-Hits - which is part of the Sun Records family and is owned by Sam Philips son and nephew), a cool 14-track live performance from Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, NY on 11/17/2019.

With eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record under their belt, the band has millions of fans and they just love to play.

Touring relentlessly, their audience consists of all ages ranging from young fans who play Slow Ride on Guitar Hero III to the Dazed and Confused generation of 30-40 somethings, plus the boomers who bought Foghat’s first vinyl or 8 tracks in the 70s.

Touring, movies, TV Radio commercials have all kept Foghat current and this quite brilliant new 2CD + DVD is a wonderful reminder that Foghat are still able to rock n roll with the best of them today.

CD 1:
1. Drivin’ Wheel
2. Road Fever
3. Stone Blue
4. Chateau Lafitte 59 Boogie
5. It Hurts Me Too
6. Take Me To The River
7. 8 Days On The Road

These legendary rockers Foghat — Roger Earl (founding member/drums), Bryan Bassett (lead guitar, formerly with WILD CHERRY and MOLLY HATCHET), Charlie Huhn (lead guitar and lead vocals, formerly with Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, VICTORY and HUMBLE PIE) and Rodney O’Quinn (bass, formerly with the PAT TRAVERS BAND) — kick off this excellent 14-track live performance with the free wheeling Drivin’ Wheel and the blues of Road Fever, and backs those up seamlessly with the rocking Stone Blue, the the funky blues rock of Chateau Lafitte 59 Boogie, the slow poke It Hurts Me Too, and then we get the mid-tempo rock of Take Me To The River, the first disc closing on the rousing title track.

CD 2:
1. Chevrolet
2. Fool For The City
3. Home In My Hand
4. I Just Want To Make Love To You
5. Maybellene
6. Play That Funky Music
7. Slowride

The second disc opens with the funky foot-stomper Chevrolet and the blistering Fool For The City, and follows those up with the AOR of Home In My Hand, the funky, guitar-laden I Just Want To Make Love To You, the pulsating, drum-led beauty Maybellene, the disc rounding out with their rendition of Black Cherry’s Play That Funky Music, closing on their own massive worldwide hit Slowride.

As original drummer Roger Earl explains: Eight days on the road is more like 80,000 days on the road for us, but that is okay; I love my job! It was a change and a real pleasure to play this particular small room.

I explained to a couple of folks sitting down front as we were about to take the stage that we sweat a lot, and they might want to finish eating. They just grinned and said, We are ready. And so were we!

To play in a small intimate venue like Daryl’s club was really fun and something we do not do often, adds lead guitarist Bryan Bassett. Combine that with the fact that this venue has been fine-tuned for acoustics by the on-site recording professionals and this became a great place for us to play and record.

Once again, veteran rockers Foghat will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a new concert album and video called 8 Days on the Road that will be released July 16th, 2021 as a two-CD/DVD package and digitally.

A 180-gram-vinyl version of the album will be released at a later date.