Tight Shoes – Foghat – 1980


Album Tight Shoes by the band Foghat
Album Tight Shoes by the band Foghat

Tight Shoes is the ninth studio album by the British-American rock band Foghat, released in 1980.

The album marked a change in the band’s sound and direction, as they adopted a more contemporary and radio-friendly approach to their hard rock and blues rock style. The album features the hit single “Stranger in My Home Town”, which reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 15 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The album also includes a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene”, as well as original songs such as “Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)”, “Love in Motion” and “Full Time Lover”. Tight Shoes received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s musicianship and energy, but criticized the lack of originality and innovation in their songwriting.

The album peaked at number 89 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the lowest-charting Foghat album since their debut in 1972. Tight Shoes was the last Foghat album to feature founding member and lead guitarist Rod Price, who left the band in 1981 due to creative differences.

Tight Shoes is a solid album that showcases Foghat’s ability to adapt to changing musical trends without sacrificing their hard rock identity. The album’s catchy melodies, infectious rhythms, and versatile sound make it a fun and enjoyable listen for fans of both pop and rock. While it may not be as hard-hitting as their earlier work, Tight Shoes is still a worthwhile addition to any Foghat fan’s collection.

  • Dave Peverett – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rod Price – lead guitar, slide guitar
  • Craig MacGregor – bass guitar
  • Roger Earl – drums

Source: Wikipedia


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