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Sonic Mojo

Review by Gary Hill

At their core, Foghat has always been a blues rock band. This album really makes that point clear. There aren't any big surprises here, but we do get plenty of classy music that fits well within the Foghat catalog. This album is dedicated to Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown, who was a good friend of the guys in Foghat. He also wrote several songs for the band which are included here. I think he'd have loved this album.

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Track by Track Review
She’s a Little Bit of Everything
Drums bring it in, and we're out into a classic rocking tune. This is fun stuff.
I Don’t Appreciate You

There are no big surprises here. This is just another solid Foghat rocker.

Mean Woman Blues
Now, this has an almost jazzy vibe to it. Yet, the blues is well represented, too. I'm reminded to a large degree of Buddy Guy on this thing. This is one of the highlights of the disc. The guitar soloing on this is absolutely top-notch.
Drivin’ On
Another blues rocker that's trademark Foghat, this is a solid tune, if not a standout. This does have some killer slide guitar.
Let Me Love You Baby
The slide guitar is a big factor on this tune, too. The number is a Willie Dixon cover and a smoking hot rocking blues song.
How Many More Years
This is just the kind of bluesy rock one expects from Foghat. It's another standout.
Song for the Life
I like this cut, but it feels a bit more on the generic rock side of the equation.
Wish I’d Been There
There is a lot of country in the mix here, but musically and in the lyrics.
Time Slips Away
I like the little bits of guitar that seem to serve as punctuation on the vocal lines here. This is a solid blues rocking tune that works really well.
Black Days and Blue Nights
This is another classy song. It has plenty of slide guitar and a real classic Foghat sound. I'd consider this to he a highlight of the disc. It's a great blues rock grind.
She’s Dynamite
Here they turn their attention to a B.B. King tune. They really imprint it with Foghat style and sound.
Promised Land
There is a real country shuffle on-board here. This is bouncy and fun. It feels like something a Southern rock band might do. The slide guitar brings some magic later here.

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