Tag: Foreigner

Tuesday 6/23/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Double Vision (1978)

Double Vision is the second studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on 20 June 1978 by Atlantic Records. Recorded between December 1977 and March 1978, it was Foreigner’s only album co-produced by Keith Olsen and the last recording with bass guitarist Ed Gagliardi who would be later replaced by Rick Wills.

Double Vision was the first in the line of many other recordings in which A&R executive John Kalodner would simply have his name listed twice in liner notes, as a play on the title of this album. The phrase “John Kalodner: John Kalodner” originated when the producer Olsen was wondering just how to credit Kalodner’s involvement in the band and the album. In keeping with the double vision theme, guitarist Mick Jones came up with an idea of doubling the name.

“Tramontane” is the only instrumental track Foreigner have released to date on a studio album.

Mick Jones takes the lead vocals on “Back Where You Belong” and “I Have Waited So Long”.

1. “Hot Blooded” 4:28
2. “Blue Morning, Blue Day” 3:12
3. “You’re All I Am” 3:24
4. “Back Where You Belong” 3:14
5. “Love Has Taken Its Toll” 3:29
6. “Double Vision” 3:44
7. “Tramontane” 3:56
8. “I Have Waited So Long” 4:07
9. “Lonely Children” 3:37
10. “Spellbinder” 4:45

Friday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Lou Gramm and Foreigner

Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer of the rock band Foreigner.

Foreigner is a British–American rock band, originally formed in New York City & London in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex–Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex–King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American. Their biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, topped the United Kingdom and United States charts among others. Another one of their hit singles, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, peaked at number two on the US chart for a record-setting 10 weeks. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million records in the US.

Current band members are Kelly Hansen (lead vocals and percussion); Mick Jones (lead and rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing and lead vocals); Thom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals, saxophone, and flute); Jeff Pilson (bass and backing vocals); Michael Bluestein (keyboard and backing vocals); Bruce Watson (lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals); and Chris Frazier (drums and percussion).

In the late 1980s, Jones and Gramm each put out solo efforts on Atlantic. Gramm released Ready or Not in January 1987 and shortly after its release, rehearsals for Foreigner’s next album had started but ground to a halt as Gramm’s status with the group was uncertain. But after the promotion and concert dates for Gramm’s album were finished, cooler heads prevailed and Lou rejoined Foreigner in the studio for Inside Information, which was out at the end of 1987. Jones had Mick Jones in August 1989, then Gramm followed with his second solo release, Long Hard Look (October 1989), and decided to leave the group in May 1990 while preparing to tour behind Long Hard Look as the opener for Steve Miller Band. After finishing this tour, Gramm went on to form the short-lived band Shadow King, which put out one eponymous album on Atlantic in October 1991.

Tuesday 10pm ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – The Definitive Collection (2006)

The Definitive Collection is a double-disc compilation album by the band Foreigner, released March 28, 2006 on Atlantic/Rhino Records.

“Feels Like the First Time”
“Long, Long Way from Home”
“Cold as Ice”
“Headknocker”
“Starrider”
“At War with the World”
“Double Vision”
“Blue Morning, Blue Day”
“Hot Blooded”
“I Have Waited So Long”
“Dirty White Boy”
“Head Games”
“Women”
“Rev on the Red Line”
“Break It Up”
“Juke Box Hero”
“Urgent”
“Waiting for a Girl Like You”
“I Want to Know What Love Is”
“Down on Love”
“Reaction to Action”
“That Was Yesterday”
“Midnight Blue”
“Heart Turns to Stone”
“I Don’t Want to Live Without You”
“Say You Will”
“Just Wanna Hold”
“Just Between You and Me”
“Lowdown and Dirty”
“Soul Doctor”

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Foreigner, Steely Dan, Clint Holmes, Redbone, Elton John, Selector, Robert Gordon, Freda Payne, Toto, Diana Ross and more . . .

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (2018)

Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is their 7th Live album released April 27, 2018.

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock bands in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums and sold out concert tours. From ‘Cold As Ice’ to ‘Hot Blooded’, ‘Urgent’ to ‘Juke Box Hero’ and ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’. Foreigner’s thrilling mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.

Today, over 80 million albums later, Foreigner is an ensemble of talented musicians each adding their individual credentials to make the band stronger and more powerful than ever. Besides founding member and leader Mick Jones on lead guitar and vocals, the band s line up consists of Kelly Hansen (Ex-Hurricane) as lead singer, Tom Gimbel ( Aerosmith) on guitar, saxophone, flute, and backing vocals; Jeff Jacobs on keyboards, Jeff Pilson (Ex-Dokken, Dio and MSG) on bass; and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham) on drums.

This magnificent concert was recorded at KKL Luzern, Switzerland on May 20th and 21st 2017 and thus became the very first Foreigner album, recorded with orchestra and choir. Together with The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, the performance showcases some of rock n’ roll’s most enduring anthems and countless fan favorites. Featuring original new arrangements and instrumentations, Foreigner’s signature songs can be enjoyed from a completely new perspective and with fantastic sound quality. – (Amazon Review)

01 Overture
02 Blue Morning Blue Day
03 Cold as Ice
04 Waiting for a Girl Like You
05 Say You Will
06 When It Comes to Love
07 That Was Yesterday
08 Feels Like the First Time
09 Starrider
10 Double Vision
11 Fool for You Anyway
12 Urgent
13 Juke Box Hero
14 I Want to Know What Love Is

 

Wednesday 10pm: Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes

Dominic Forbes interviews Lou Gramm and following the interview we feature more music from Foreigner and Gramm.

Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer of the British-American rock band Foreigner.

Gramm traveled to New York to audition and got the job. Lou Grammatico then became Lou Gramm, and, with the band initially known as “Trigger,” and later renamed Foreigner, became one of the most successful rock vocalists of the late 1970s and 1980s. Circus magazine in 1978 upon release of “Hot Blooded” commented that Lou Gramm had a voice that Robert Plant might envy.

Foreigner’s first eight singles cracked the Billboard Top 20, making them the first band since The Beatles to achieve this. Gramm performed vocals on all of Foreigner’s hits including “Hot Blooded”, “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold as Ice”, “Long, Long Way from Home”, “Double Vision”, “Blue Morning, Blue Day”, “Head Games”, “Dirty White Boy”, “Urgent”, “Juke Box Hero”, “Break It Up” and “Say You Will”. He co-wrote most of the songs for the band, which achieved two of its biggest hits with the ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent ten weeks at #2 on the 1981/82 American Hot 100, and “I Want to Know What Love Is”, which was a #1 hit internationally (US & UK) in 1985.

Gramm and Foreigner founder Mick Jones had a volatile chemistry that exploded into many a chart-topper, yet at times they clashed artistically. Following the band’s second album Double Vision, shifts in personnel began to take place. After the Head Games album release, Gramm and Jones jointly decided to reduce the band’s line up from the original six members to four members. The next album, which Gramm has called the high point of his work with Foreigner, was aptly titled 4. Gramm wanted the band to remain true to its purer rock origins, favoring music with a solid drum and guitar structure, whereas Jones embraced the 1980s style of synthesizer ballads he became known for. The next album, Agent Provocateur, took three years to release due to the ongoing creative differences between Jones and Gramm. – Wikipedia

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.

Wednesday 9pm: Feature LP: Foreigner – 4 (1981) @ForeignerMusic

4, also known as Foreigner 4, is the fourth studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on July 2, 1981 on Atlantic Records. Several singles from the album were hits, including “Urgent”, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “Juke Box Hero”.

The album was a success worldwide, holding the #1 position on the Billboard album chart for a total of 10 weeks. It eventually sold over seven million copies in the US alone.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Foreigner Top 45 Hits 6pm ET @ForeignerMusic

Foreigner-band-08Foreigner is a British-American rock band, originally formed in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were English, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American. Their biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, topped the UK and US Charts among others. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million albums in the United States alone. – Wikipedia 

1 I Want to Know What Love Is
2 Urgent
3 Say You Will
4 Waiting for a Girl Like You
5 That Was Yesterday
6 Juke Box Hero
7 I Don’t Want to Live Without You
8 Cold as Ice
9 Hot Blooded
10 Feels Like the First Time
11 Blue Morning, Blue Day
12 Double Vision
13 Long, Long Way from Home
14 Dirty White Boy
15 Head Games
16 Until the End of Time
17 Soul Doctor
18 Lowdown and Dirty
19 Heart Turns to Stone
20 Under the Gun
21 Reaction to Action
22 White Lie
23 Women
24 Night Life 
25 Can’t Wait
26 Break It Up
27 All I Need To Know
28 I’ll Fight For You
29 Tooth And Nail
30 Down on Love
31 Luanne
32 With Heaven on Our Side
33 Rain
34 Starrider
35 Love Has Taken Its Toll
36 Love on the Telephone
37 Growing Up The Hard Way
38 Too Late
39 When It Comes to Love
40 Can’t Slow Down
41 In Pieces
42 Woman Oh Woman
43 I Keep Hoping
44 The Flame Still Burns
45 Save Me

Feature LP: Foreigner – Agent Provocateur 10:20p ET

Foreigner_-_Agent_ProvocateurAgent Provocateur is the fifth studio album by American/British rock band Foreigner, released on November 5, 1984. The album was the band’s first and only number one album in the UK, and it reached the top 5 in the U.S. Although album sales were lower than their previous work in the U.S., it contains the band’s biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, which is their only #1 single in the UK and the U.S., staying at the top spot for three and two weeks respectively. The follow-up single, “That Was Yesterday”, also proved to be a sizeable hit, peaking at #12 in the U.S. The album was certified Platinum in the UK by the BPI, and triple Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. – Wikipedia

“Tooth and Nail” – 3:54
“That Was Yesterday” – 3:46
“I Want to Know What Love Is” (Jones) – 5:04
“Growing Up the Hard Way” – 4:18
“Reaction to Action” – 3:57
“Stranger in My Own House” (Jones) – 4:54
“A Love in Vain” – 4:12
“Down on Love” – 4:08
“Two Different Worlds” (Gramm) – 4:28
“She’s Too Tough” – 3:07