CD review: Foghat, Last Train Home

The only problem with Last Train Home is one I point out at the risk of sounding like a broken record: Although every one of the songs are good enough for radio airplay, song length is once again a nail in the proverbial coffin, since the majority of tunes run in excess of 4-and-a-half minutes long. Typically, the only songs over four minutes that are played on major stations are by Arlo Guthrie or Don McLean, and only then on special occasions. Regardless, Last Train Home is an overall high-quality effort and fans of blues rock should definitely give it a spin. (Last Train Home is due out June 15 on Foghat Records.)


Click here to check out some pictures of Foghat performing at this year's Fun 'n Sun Festival in Clearwater.

With their 21st recording, legendary blues-rockers Foghat once again prove that they’re never content to just sit on their asses and simply enjoy the ride. Last Train Home represents the band’s return to the blues-influenced rock n' roll sound that has served Foghat extremely well in the past.

Last Train Home is a mix of traditional blues tunes and originals, and fulfills a dream shared by founding Foghat members Roger Earl and the late Lonesome Dave Peverette, who passed away in 2000. Among the 12 blues rock tracks on Last Train Home are numbers written by well-known blues artists like Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Eddie “Bluesman” Kirkland, who makes a guest appearance on guitar and vocals in his own song, “In My Dreams.” Also performing on the album are Roger Earl’s keyboardist brother, Colin Earl,  and retired New York City electrician Lefty “Sugar Lips” Lefkowitz, who blows a mean harmonica.

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