Label: Bearsville Records - VICP-63896 • Series: Foghat Bearsville Years Original Jacket Collection • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Unofficial Release Paper Sleeve • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
After hitting it big in the arena rock sweepstakes with Fool for the CityFoghat continued along the same lines on 's Night Shift. This time, ex- Edgar Winter sideman Dan Hartman took the producer's chair. The result is a well-produced and solid hard rock album that nonetheless feels disappointing because it lacks the consistently high levels of energy and inspiration Bucaneira - Maria Alcina - Bucaneira marked its predecessor.
This time, the hard rocking highlights included the title track, a powerhouse tune built on a strong combination of an ascending guitar riff and rumbling bassline, and "Drivin' Wheel," an automobile-themed slab of boogie rock that glides along on a stomping, cymbal-accented beat and plenty of fat power chords. Night Shift also boasts Exhibit 2A - K-Def - The Exhibit (File, Album) of the group's best ballads in "I'll Be Standing By," an emotional number that boasts a heart-tugging vocal performance from Lonesome Dave Peverett and a skillful arrangement that plays off soaring electric guitar riffs against a lush string arrangement.
Elsewhere, the material is energetic but hit-or-miss in terms of its quality: "Drivin' Wheel" is a fun but repetitive rocker that lacks any surprises in its rather monotone arrangement, and "Hot Shot Love" is an uninspired attempt at creating a radio-friendly midtempo tune.
The end result is an album that offers enough highlights to please Foghat 's hardcore audience but is too inconsistent to keep the Night Shift - Foghat - Night Shift listener interested.
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