LIVE AT THE BLUES WAREHOUSE
Released February 17, 2009 (Varese Sarabande)
01. Fool For The City
02. Home In My Hand
03. Drivin’ Wheel
04. Mumbo Jumbo
05. My Babe
06. Chateau LaFitte ’59 Boogie
07. I Just Want To Make Love To You
08. Slow Ride
09. Roger (The Hounslow Kid) Earl Interview
10. Brief History Of The Band
11. Craig (Thunderfingers) MacGregor Interview
12. Lefty (Sugar Lips) Lefkowitz Interview
13. Bryan (Hound Dog) Bassett Interview
14. Conversations With Roger
15. Charlie (Incorrigible) Huhn Interview
Charlie Huhn – vocals and guitar
Bryan Bassett – guitar
Craig MacGregor – bass
Roger Earl – drums
Lefty Lefkowitz – harmonica
Produced by Foghat.
If you’ve been keeping track it wasn’t but two years ago that the current incarnation of Foghat issued their second live album entitled Live II. Well, here we are in 2009 and Foghat have issued yet another album, Live At The Blues Warehouse however is slightly different as it has a ‘King Biscuit Flower Hour’ type vibe. The reason being is that this CD is a live radio performance taped live in the studio at ‘The Long Island Blues Warehouse’ radio show.
The renditions of the classics on this recording show off a revitalized band that still has the best interests of the band’s legacy. In addition to classics which include “Fool For The City”, “Drivin’ Wheel”, and “Slow Ride” we are treated to a rare treat; an interview with band founder and drummer Roger Earl as well as the rest of the current members. The tracks are on the front end and the interview portion is on the tail end, and it’s clear that the interview took place throughout the performance. The editing is a bit crude but the content more than makes up for that.
If you’re a Foghat diehard you’ll snatch this one up in a second, and if you’re a novice this will share some of the band’s history while giving you a brief hits package to boot.
www.foghat.net – www.myspace.com/foghat1 – www.varesesarabande.com
Reviewed by Ruben Mosqueda for Sleaze Roxx, April 2009.