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It amazes me this band gets hardly any recognition

I agree. Basically, punk killed them the same way that Nirvana killed the hair metal movement. Before punk, Foghat, Head East, all the southern boogie bands, etc. were the only places to go for straight ahead rock. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a great single, and "Slow Ride" is incredible. Not sure that "Fool for the City" is so good. Anyway, I'm about to source the bit on "Spinal Tap." Geogre 16:24, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)
The article states: "The group remained popular during the disco era, but after the emergence of punk rock, the band no longer had a substantial audience, and they stopped performing live in 1980 but continued recording for some time after."
Does this work chronologically? I think of punk as coming somewhat before disco ... 76-77, with disco reaching its heyday a bit later, 77-78.
That's one of the hard questions. Punk can be dated to 1974 with Television and Ramones and Talking Heads at CBGB's. However, I was really working with punk-era and disco-era. Both of these were lags. These are imprecise terms by their nature, but disco in the US was 1976-1979. Punk in the US as an era is really kicking off (so far as the public is aware) 1979-1981. The performers were ahead of the public. The reason that I made this kind of "mistake" is that the point I was trying to make was that the power and rock of punk drained away the audience for this strong rock, whereas disco never could have. I.e. the people who listened to Foghat wouldn't have been siphoned off by Donna Summer, but they definitely would by Joe Strummer. Still, I have no objections to changing the dates or modifying the prose. Geogre 15:20, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Foghat is also mentoned in several that 70s' show episodes, and in the prom episode there is a band playing Slow ride (SØX.)

Disco probably started around early 1974 with George McCrae who heavily influenced folks like KC & the Sunshine Band. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:33, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

In the US they become far more noticed than at home during the 70's. In the 80's they killed themselves by changing style. "Boys to Bounce, Girls to Chat" is OK, but as pop - not heavy rock. F.i. Kiss did "worse things" by f.i. "I was made for loving You" - a pure discohit. The Punk-era was brief (77-79) already in autumn of 1980 Iron Maiden become the symbolof "the second wave of British metal". Then , finally, JudasPriest got their breakthrough (though their best LP's already was made. Saxon, Def Leppard and in Germany Scorpions and Accept was other band's of th 80's era. And ofcourse AC/DC - who also already had done their best LPs in the late 70's (I think, RIP Bon Scott). UFO was excellent British band, first experimental hard rock, then titanic hits like "Doctor Doctor". UFO became squeezed between the old style "Uriah Heep/Deep Purple/ LZ"-style and the "Iron Maiden-style" (talk) 06:32, 6 November 2012 (UTC)


Altered the link "England|British" to "United Kingdom|British". Important not to confuse 'England', 'Britain' etc. as Great Britain is made up of 3 countries, and linking the word Britain to 'England' would cause offence to any Welsh or Scots, as well as confusing the meaning, something which I spend a lot of time fixing on articles. Grunners 19:17, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. Just a sloppy link on my part, although I do think these guys were from England. Geogre 15:20, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Isn;t norther Ireland a country that is part of England. If not, then WTF id Northern Ireland.--Dr who1975 04:12, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
The full name is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Source: Tctwood (talk) 09:56, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

origin of the name[edit]

What is the origin of the name foghat? (I am thinking of Bender's color choice of foghat grey). --WhiteDragon 13:19, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

It is, I believe, a hat. On the cover of "Fool for the City," the man with a fishing pole fishing in the sewers is wearing a fog hat. It is a yellow slicker hat that is lower on the sides than the front and back. Imagine the pulled down "Napoleon" hat but made out of yellow raincoat, with no bill. It's a hat that a lighthouse keeper would stereotypically wear. (I wonder if Wiktionary has the word?) Geogre 13:05, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
How weird... for decades I always thought it was a play on "fuck it" or "faggot". Interesting to see there's a real story behind it. -Rolypolyman (talk) 21:58, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Dave Prevett said he name Foghat came from a game he played as a child. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:20, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes - I found an article where it is reported in an interview that it was a word he tried to use in a scrabble game. I think this is probably worth referencing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:04, 1 August 2013 (UTC)


Does anyone else think that the pop culture references to Slow Ride in the Trivia section could be moved into the article on the song itself since most of them are already mentioned there? I suggest in their place a pointer to that article. Tctwood (talk) 10:18, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Hits *other* than Slow Ride?[edit]

C'mon guys. We've all had the radio on as kids. I can't remember anything of any significant playtime, certainly not of "hit" status, other than Slow Ride. In full disclosure I personally do think Foghat is horribly overrated, but I do believe that my observation here is objectively correct. Foghat really was a OHW with Slow Ride.Tgm1024 (talk) 19:14, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Easy. "Fool for the city", "Honey Hush", "Fools Hall of Fame", "Trouble, Trouble" etc (talk) 07:39, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

This is Wikipedia, not a classic rock message board, as such your personal opinion serves no purpose here and these comments should be rightfully deleted. (Sellpink (talk) 01:30, 23 October 2014 (UTC))


To follow on somewhat from the above comments. I am neither a fan nor enemy of this outfit, but the present article is full of unsourced fancruft, hear'say and whimiscal adultation; and devoid of sources, verifiability and balance. Can someone turn the tide from fansite to encyclopedia ?

Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:45, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

I see it too: this is written more like a band newsletter than a WP article. I added a tag, and I'll try to come back to it if no one else steps up soon. SteveStrummer (talk) 15:57, 3 January 2011 (UTC)


Please: Doesn't somebody have a decent picture of the REAL Foghat? Charlie Huhn?? No offense to him, but Foghat is LONESOME DAVE, period. Charlie Huhn is a footnote. Please, somebody find a post a decent picture! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Honey Hush no LP ?[edit]

I just got a "flash-back" - and wonder. Was "Honey Hush" not an LP aswell ? On which other album (but the Live) was the hit on ? Greatful for replies. (talk) 06:35, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Live album Road Cases[edit]

I just bought the older (1998) single disc version of the live album Road cases and wanted to know how I can add it...or if someone else can! There is also a 2 disc European version I am planning on getting.

Ray-from-texas1 (talk) 23:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)Ray-From-Texas1

Rodney O'Quinn[edit]

I have fixed the membership section to show Rodney O'Quinn as a LIVE SUBSTITUTE for Craig MacGregor. I had previously put Jeff Howell as his live substitute based on recent live videos I have seen of them but after examining them it appears that O'Quinn is in fact their full time substitute (at least at most shows). He is listed in the "Touring musicians" section on the Foghat page as Craig MacGregor is still listed as an official member of the band on their official website and he will probably rejoin them on the road if he is able to overcome his illness. O'Quinn is not an official member of the band so he should not be shown anywhere in the band's infobox. MacGregor is still officially their bassist.

sk8punk3d288 (talk) 22:15, 21 November 2016 (EST)

Makes sense, but I believe O'Quinn has been touring with the band since fall 2015. Semper Fi! FieldMarine (talk) 15:07, 22 November 2016 (UTC)