Tag: Foreigner

Wednesday 8/3/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Double Vision (1978)

Double Vision is the second studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on June 20, 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 and 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
  11. “Hot Blooded” (Live) 6:58
  12. “Love Maker” (Live) 6:49

Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – lead guitar, backing vocals, acoustic piano, lead vocals (4, 8)
Ian McDonald – guitars, keyboards, reeds, vocals
Al Greenwood – keyboards
Ed Gagliardi – bass, vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums
Ian Lloyd – backing vocals
David Paich – string arrangements

Friday 7/15/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Kenny Loggins, Supertramp, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Honeydrippers, Bon Jovi, Sha Na Na, Chuck Berry, Disturbed Featuring Myles Kennedy, UFO, Doors, Rolling Stones, Los Lonely boys with Ronnie Milsap, Bonnie Raitt, Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony, Van Morrison, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Grand Funk, Scorpions


Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Bon Jovi, Al Stewart, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Neil Young, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Rolling Stones, Mavis Staples, Journey, Robert Plant, Joe Cocker, Sly & The Family Stone, Nick Lowe, Nils Lofgren, Eagles, Def Leppard


Wednesday 6/22/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Elton John, Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ike & Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Michael Stanley Band, Supertramp, Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blondie, David Byrne, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Sunday 5/15/22 3pm ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Double Vision (1978)

Double Vision is the second studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on June 20, 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 and 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
  11. “Hot Blooded” (Live) 6:58
  12. “Love Maker” (Live) 6:49

Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – lead guitar, backing vocals, acoustic piano, lead vocals (4, 8)
Ian McDonald – guitars, keyboards, reeds, vocals
Al Greenwood – keyboards
Ed Gagliardi – bass, vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums
Ian Lloyd – backing vocals
David Paich – string arrangements

Tuesday 3/29/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Agent Provocateur (1984)

Agent Provocateur is the fifth studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on December 7, 1984. The album was the band’s first and only number one album in the United Kingdom, and it reached the top 5 in the United States. 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.

  1. “Tooth and Nail” 3:54
  2. “That Was Yesterday” 3:46
  3. “I Want to Know What Love Is” 5:04
  4. “Growing Up the Hard Way” 4:18
  5. “Reaction to Action” 3:57
  6. “Stranger in My Own House” 4:54
  7. “A Love in Vain” 4:12
  8. “Down on Love” 4:08
  9. “Two Different Worlds” 4:28
  10. “She’s Too Tough” 3:07
  11. “That Was Yesterday” 12″ 6:12
  12. “I Want to Know What Love Is” 12″ 6:04

Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – keyboards, synthesizers, guitars, bass, backing vocals
Rick Wills – bass, backing vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums
Wally Badarou – analog and digital synthesizers
Tom Bailey – synthesizers on “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Brian Eddolls – synthesizers
Larry Fast – synthesizers
Dave Lebolt – synthesizers
Bob Mayo – keyboards, acoustic piano, backing vocals
Jack Waldman – synthesizers
Mark Rivera – saxophone, backing vocals
Thompson Twins – backing vocals
Ian Lloyd – backing vocals
Don Harper – backing vocals on “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Jennifer Holliday – backing vocals and arrangement on “I Want to Know What Love Is”
New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals on “I Want to Know What Love Is”

Saturday 3/12/22 11am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner (1977)

Foreigner is the self-titled debut studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released March 8, 1977. It spun off three hit singles, “Feels Like the First Time”, “Cold as Ice” and “Long, Long Way from Home”. It also features album tracks such as “Headknocker” and “Starrider”, the latter of which features a rare lead vocal from lead guitarist and co-founder Mick Jones. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios, London, but as they were dissatisfied with the result, the album was re-mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Jimmy Douglass.

“Feels Like the First Time” – 3:49
“Cold as Ice” – 3:19
“Starrider” – 4:01
“Headknocker” – 2:58
“The Damage Is Done” – 4:15
Long, Long Way from Home” – 2:53
“Woman Oh Woman” – 3:49
“At War with the World” – 4:18
“Fool for You Anyway” – 4:15
“I Need You” – 5:09

Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (3, 7), keyboards
Ian McDonald – guitar, backing vocals, saxophone, keyboards, flute
Al Greenwood – keyboards, synthesizer
Ed Gagliardi – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums, backing vocals
Ian Lloyd – backing vocals

Thursday 1/13/22 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter H and begin I. We feature music from: Police, Peter Cetera, Lulu, Pretenders, Abba, The Who, Glen Campbell, Terri Gibbs, Foreigner, Ronnie Milsap, Phil Collins, Donald Byrd, Carly Simon, Bangles, U2, AC/DC, Santana and many more. . .

6pm to 10pm ET

Wednesday 10/6/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Can’t Slow Down (2009)

Can’t Slow Down is the ninth studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner and their most recent album to date. Released September 29, 2009 and it was the band’s first studio release with lead singer Kelly Hansen & bassist Jeff Pilson and the group’s first new studio album since 1994’s Mr. Moonlight. In the U.S. the album was first available exclusively through Wal-Mart retailers.

The song “Too Late” had previously been featured on the group’s 2008 compilation album No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner.

Marti Frederiksen and guitarist Mick Jones’ stepson, Mark Ronson co-produced the album.

“Can’t Slow Down” – 3:28
“In Pieces” – 3:53
“When It Comes to Love” – 3:54

“Living In a Dream” – 3:43
“I Can’t Give Up” – 4:32
“Ready” – 3:43
“Give Me a Sign” – 3:52
“I’ll Be Home Tonight” – 4:14
“Too Late” – 3:45
“Lonely” – 3:29
“As Long As I Live” – 3:48
“Angel Tonight” – 3:32
“Fool For You Anyway” – 4:04

Kelly Hansen – lead vocals
Mick Jones – lead guitar, piano, backing vocals
Thom Gimbel – guitars, saxophone, backing vocals
Michael Bluestein – keyboards, backing vocals
Jeff Pilson – bass guitar, backing vocals
Brian Tichy – drums, percussion

Wednesday 9/15/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – 4 (1981)

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 six million copies in the US alone.

  1. “Night Life” 3:48
  2. “Juke Box Hero” 4:18
  3. “Break It Up” 4:11
  4. “Waiting for a Girl Like You” 4:49
  5. “Luanne” 3:25
  6. “Urgent” 4:29
  7. “I’m Gonna Win” 4:51
  8. “Woman in Black” 4:42
  9. “Girl on the Moon” 3:49
  10. “Don’t Let Go” 3:58

Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Rick Wills – bass, backing vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums, backing vocals
Thomas Dolby – main synthesizers
Larry Fast – sequential synthesizer (2, 3, 10)
Bob Mayo – keyboard textures (3, 4)
Michael Fonfara – keyboard textures (6, 9)
Hugh McCracken – slide guitar (9)
Mark Rivera – saxophone (3, 6), backing vocals
Junior Walker – saxophone solo (6)
Ian Lloyd – backing vocals
Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals

Friday 5/14/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Foreigner Top 30 Hits

Foreigner, a British-American rock band, has released 9 studio albums, 7 live albums, 20 compilation albums, and 47 singles.

The band was formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, and American vocalist Lou Gramm. Since then, Foreigner has released nine studio albums, seven of which have reached the top 30 of the Billboard 200 chart. 4 was the band’s only chart-topper in the US, while Agent Provocateur was their only album to achieve the same feat on the UK Albums Chart. Overall, Foreigner’s albums have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, almost 40 million of them in the United States alone.

Among the 47 singles released by the band, 14 of them became top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including the number-one song “I Want to Know What Love Is” and the number-two “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, which spent a record-setting 10 weeks at the number 2 position of the chart without ever reaching the top. Four of these singles were certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over a million copies, all of them which peaked within the top 3 (“Hot Blooded”, “Double Vision”, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”). Despite its British roots, the band achieved only moderate success in the UK Singles Chart, with only two of their songs, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”, peaking within the top 20.

In 2014, Rhino released a boxed set of the band’s seven albums recorded for Atlantic entitled Foreigner: The Complete Atlantic Studios Albums 1977-1991. The first four albums that were expanded to include bonus tracks in 2002 were included in the set along with the remaining albums by the band. These were housed in cardboard replicas of the original vinyl sleeves.

1I Want to Know What Love Is
2Waiting for a Girl Like You
3That Was Yesterday
4Say You Will
5I Don’t Want to Live Without You
6Urgent
7Cold as Ice
8Juke Box Hero
9Hot Blooded
10Feels Like the First Time
11Until the End of Time
12Blue Morning, Blue Day
13Double Vision
14Long, Long Way from Home
15Dirty White Boy
16Head Games
17Soul Doctor
18Lowdown and Dirty
19Heart Turns to Stone
20Under the Gun
21Reaction to Action
22White Lie
23Women
24Night Life 
25Can’t Wait
26When It Comes to Love
27In Pieces
28Break It Up
29Love on the Telephone
30All I Need To Know

Thursday 3/11/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Foreigner – Head Games (1979)

Head Games is the third studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on September 10, 1979 by Atlantic Records. Recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York, with additional recording and whole mixing taking place at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, it was the only Foreigner album co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker, best known for working on Queen’s classic albums. It marked the first appearance of new bass guitarist Rick Wills (formely of Jokers Wild and Small Faces) who replaced Ed Gagliardi (who was fired from the band), and was the last album with founding members Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood who would leave the band after the recording. Head Games is also the last Foreigner album to feature a lead vocal by guitarist Mick Jones (“The Modern Day”).

1. “Dirty White Boy” 3:38
2. “Love on the Telephone” 3:18
3. “Women” 3:24
4. “I’ll Get Even with You” 3:40
5. “Seventeen” 4:36
6. “Head Games” 3:37
7. “The Modern Day” 3:26
8. “Blinded by Science” 4:55
9. “Do What You Like” 3:59
10. “Rev on the Red Line” 3:35
11. “Zalia” 2:34

Lou Gramm – lead vocals
Mick Jones – lead guitar, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals (on “The Modern Day”); producer
Ian McDonald – guitars, keyboards, vocals; producer
Al Greenwood – keyboards
Dennis Elliott – drums
Rick Wills – bass guitar, vocals

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 . . .