Fifty-two years into their illustrious profession, Foghat isn’t uninterested in their mega-hit single “Slow Ride.”
The ever-present classic rock staple, that showed up within the 1993 film “Dazed and Confused,” countless commercials and the video game Guitar Hero, still gets the band excited after they play live.
“I enjoy it,” original Foghat member, drummer and Long Island resident Roger Earl told the Recent York Post. “It’s a nine-minute song today.”
After he shared his appreciation for the track, Earl turned the tables and lobbed a matter our way.
“Do what ‘Slow Ride’ is about?” the 77-year-old rock vet asked.
Before given a likelihood to reply, he laughed.
“‘Slow Ride’ is about sex!” Earl roared. “The truth is, most of our songs are about it, ‘I’ve just done it, I’m serious about doing it again, would you want a few of me, darling.’ Rock and roll, right?’”
Identical to that, we were off to the races.
Foghat, who first captured the world’s attention with iconic ’70s bops “I Just Want To Make Love To You” and “Idiot For The City,” is about to drop their bluesy seventeenth album “Sonic Mojo” this November and tour throughout North America in support of the upcoming record.
That features a huge gig at Recent York City’s Iridium Jazz Club that doubles as an album release party on Sunday, Nov. 12.
“I’m looking forward to playing the Iridium because there’s going to be a bunch of individuals I do know,” Earl smiled. “It’s going to be a busy night.”
And although the band has lost key members over the half-century they’ve been together like legendary lead singer “Lonesome Dave” Peverett, Fogat has a solid core today.
As of now, the band is made up of Earl together with Wild Cherry guitarist Bryan Bassett (yes, the group that brought the world “Play That Funky Music”), Pat Travers band alum Rodney O’Quinn and Buddy Guy singer Scott Holt.
“It is a real band. We love playing. No miserable bastards here. And if we do have a number of drinks after the show, everybody’s a pleased drunk, so perhaps that helps.”
Earl doesn’t plan on hanging it up anytime soon, either.
“The day I don’t play anymore is when my hands and feet and every thing don’t function anymore,” he said.
“I’ll roll ’til I’m old, rock ’til I drop.”
A slow ride to the tip, indeed.
Wish to go to a Foghat show within the near future?
We’ve got every thing you want to know and more about their ‘Road Fever Tour’ below.
The above interview has been frivolously edited and condensed for clarity.
Foghat 2023-24 tour schedule
An entire calendar, including all tour dates, venues and links to the most cost effective tickets available, could be found here:
|Foghat 2023-24 tour dates||Ticket prices
|Nov. 12 on the Iridium Jazz Club||$88|
|Nov. 17 on the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA||$73|
|Dec. 2 on the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL||$52|
|Jan. 26, 2024 on the River Cree Casino in Enoch, AB, CA||$46|
|Feb. 2, 2024 on the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, WA||$40|
|Feb. 17, 2024 on the Parker Arts Culture and Events Center in Parker, CO||$139|
|Feb. 18, 2024 on the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA||$66|
|March 29, 2024 on the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, OH||$52|
|April 20, 2024 at The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH||$159|
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After over 50 years together, the band has perfected the art of concert curation.
Listed here are the tracks that they’ve been playing at recent shows — including a number of deep-cut covers — courtesy of Set List FM.
01.) “Idiot for the City”
02.) “Road Fever”
03.) “My Babe” (The Righteous Brothers cover)
04.) “Slipped, Tripped, Fell in Love”
05.) “A Hole to Hide In”
06.) “Sweet Home Chicago” (Robert Johnson cover)
07.) “Any individual’s Been Sleeping (In My Bed)” (100 Proof (Aged in Soul) cover)
08.) “A Little Little bit of The whole lot”
09.) “Stone Blue”
10.) “It Hurts Me Too” (Tampa Red cover)
11.) “Home in My Hand”
12.) “Trouble, Trouble”
13.) “I Just Wish to Make Like to You” (Willie Dixon cover)
14.) “Play That Funky Music” (Wild Cherry cover)
15.) “Slow Ride”
It’s likely things might be a bit different on this tour, though.
“Every January, we come all the way down to Florida, and we modify the show around,” Earl told us. “There’s at all times 5 – 6 songs we at all times play, which is superb by me, but then the remaining is latest.”
Foghat latest album
On Friday, Nov 10, Foghat’s seventeenth studio album, “Sonic Mojo” hits shelves.
The record is an ode to the blues, boogie and rock and roll.
In a word, it suits right into the fun-loving group’s catalog.
For our money, the track to look out for is the ZZ Top-like single “Drivin’ On.”
You possibly can take a look at the two-minute jam below.
Foghat band name origin
We needed to ask two questions.
Where did the band name come from AND does the band play “Slow Ride” on Guitar Hero?
Earl was pleased to reply.
“Our original lead singer, Lonesome Dave, made the band name up. He was playing a Scrabble type of game when he was like 13 or 14 along with his younger brother, John. Dave insisted Foghat was an actual name. His brother argued about it.”
50 years later, Foghat is an internationally recognized band.
As for Guitar Hero, no, the band doesn’t sit around and play “Slow Ride.”
The song did widen their fanbase, though.
After the sport got here out, kids aged six to 10 began coming to shows and asking to have their guitars signed.
“We’ve been in movies, automobile commercials, handbag ads, stuff like that. And it turns young people on to the music, after which they discover us.”
To today, they’ve quite a lot of people coming to their shows.
“Obviously, they’re those that grew up with us who’re of their 60s now, but we’ve got quite a lot of young people coming too,” Earl explained.
“Teenagers, people of their twenties and early thirties show up too, which is admittedly refreshing since it means, I believe it implies that perhaps we got it right in the primary place.”
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Many huge acts that ruled the radio within the ’70s are back at it this yr.
Don’t imagine us?
Well, listed below are just five of our favourite classic rockers on tour in 2023.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Billy Joel
• The Eagles
• Stevie Nicks
Who else is touring? Try our list of the 22 biggest classic rockers on tour in 2023 here to seek out out.