Monday, February 26, 2018
i am compelled to share this with all you John Mayall fans
Foghat were among the unfortunate realities of arena rock, a blues rock band so uninspiring that calling them "pedestrian" is to over rate their quality. They were everything that could possibly go wrong with a white blues band. Wooden rhythms, clanging arrangements, anemic guitars, adenoidal vocals.I saw them several times because they were on the same bill with bands I wanted to see. Edgar Winter Group, J.Geils Band, Bob Seger? This was the 70s, when the brilliant , the mediocre and the largest category, the absolutely abysmal performed on the same bills ; you had to grit your teeth , swallow hard and take it like a champ, aware that sitting through another un-tuned, zombie-shuffling set by Foghat was the condition you needed to agree to if you wanted a chance to see a true living legend live.It was like getting hit by the same bus over and over and over again.