"Still making music that could have appeared any time between 1971 and now": Foghat's Sonic Mojo

The Roger Earl-led line-up of Foghat get back to the blues on 18th studio album Sonic Mojo

Foghat: Sonic Mojo cover art
(Image: © Foghat Records)

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Once upon a time in America, Foghat were massive, selling millions of records, while never quite vexing the charts in their native UK. They were a sort of posher Grand Funk Railroad, a blues-boom ZZ Top, and with songs like Slow Ride and Eight Days On The Road they had a string of heavy hits. 

Perhaps to their own surprise, Foghat are still going, 50 years after they first formed. 

Led by drummer Roger Earl, with material written by Kim Simmonds of fellow blues rockers Savoy Brown, the 2023 Foghat continue to make music that could have appeared any time between 1971 and now with rockers like Black Days Blue Nights and the John Lee Hooker-esque Drivin’ On

There’s even some novelty with the Hank Williams tribute I Wish I’d Been There.

David Quantick

David Quantick is an English novelist, comedy writer and critic, who has worked as a journalist and screenwriter. A former staff writer for the music magazine NME, his writing credits have included On the HourBlue JamTV Burp and Veep; for the latter of these he won an Emmy in 2015.