Foghat rockin' into 36th year!When I saw this article on "Live Daily" today it brought back a memory. It's been a while since I've shared any of my personal stories about meeting "rock stars" and this one, I have to admit, is a BIT fuzzy. It was a loooooooong time ago (like 28 years!).
But check this out - in the article below there is NO MENTION of Rod Price!!! Either I am going blind and don't see it, or Kym Kilgore left him out of this article. Rod was a founding member, he left in '80 but it was his
"....signature slide playing ability that helped propel the band to being one of the most successful rock groups in the United States during the 1970's. His slide playing was featured distinctly on Foghat songs Drivin' Wheel, Stone Blue, and the group's biggest hit, Slow Ride, which was a top 20 hit in 1976" (from Wikipedia)
Rod he died in 2005 of a heart attack. So why was he not mentioned here? It's really bugging me. I will write Kym and ask him/her what the deal is.
Ok my story: I was living in Albany, Oregon at the time. The year was 1979. I was only 5 years old. Ok, I was really 19. Anyhow....my boyfriend, Bob, was in two bands at the time, a cover band (the one I was unofficially a part of) and an original band called SLIDER because they were known for having a really great slide guitarist, Kevin, (who idolized Rod Price). So when Kevin heard that Foghat was coming to town he got us tickets AND backstage passes!
This was at a pretty high point in their career so it's rather hard to believe the venue was "The Beaverton Ice Rink", it was so small! When we went back stage to meet the band Rod Price talked to me and Kevin (Bob was busy flirting with the groupie chicks....never date a musician). Anyhow, I don't remember what Rod said, but I recall thinking he was a nice guy.
The British blues-rock band formed in 1971 and toured relentlessly for 14 years, scoring several gold and platinum records along the way. After some breaks and some lineup changes, Foghat's original members reunited in 1994, recording "Return of the Boogie Men" and hitting the road once again, according to the band's bio.
The band ground to a halt in 2000 when founding vocalist Lonesome Dave Peverett succumbed to cancer. Foghat's current lineup features Earl, Huhn, longtime bassist Craig MacGregor and guitarist Bryan Bassett.