Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Foghat Sponsoring Listening Parties For 'Under The Influence' Vinyl Playback

With vinyl making a comeback in recent times, what better band to get the vinyl treatment than Foghat, who sold a lot of it in the 70s. 

On Friday, October 21, the group’s own label, Foghat Records, will issue a double/180-gram vinyl edition of their latest release, Under The Influence.

Additionally, select indie record stores will be giving away posters with purchase (and select stores are throwing listening parties for the LP along with tastings of Foghat Cellars Wines.

"A couple of things I love about new vinyl releases is the re-emergence of an old art form, i.e., album cover art and the return of high-quality analog audio played through great old stereos being pulled from the garage and resurrected," says the band’s guitarist Bryan Bassett.

“It’s black, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful and some really nice noises come out of it! And you can actually read the liner notes and see the photos!” adds drummer Roger Earl.

Since its initial release on June 24, Under The Influence has already proven to be the most successful Foghat release in years - with their presence felt once more on the Billboard Charts (debuting at #17 on “Hard Rock Albums,” and at #40 on “Independent Albums”).

Under The Influence has received rave reviews from the music press, including, which called the album, "classic Foghat."

Listening parties at the following indie record stores take place on October 21 at 7:00 P.M local time (in each time zone)

Cactus - Houston, TX
Music Millennium - Portland, OR
Fingerprints - Long Beach, CA
Record Archive - Rochester, NY
Park Ave CDs - Orlando, FL

Under The Influence vinyl track listing:

Side 1
Under The Influence
Knock It Off

Side 2
She’s Got a Ring in His Nose
Upside of Lonely
Heard it Through the Grapevine

Side 3
Made Up My Mind
Hot Mama
Heart Gone Cold

Side 4
Honey Do List
All Because of You
Slow Ride