I do like Foreigner's music, however, I never did a lot of collecting of it. Even the studio CD's that were popular were not something I bought many of. I think I bought Foreigner 4 on LP and CD, and then I bought one more Foreigner CD near the end of the Lou Graham days but was really disappointed with it. I have collected a number of shows over the years that are RoIO, but not a large amount of them either.
Seeing Foreigner open for Journey a few times, and then again again a few years back with the new singer, I was blown away by the great sound they had in the more recent show I saw. I recorded that show too of course. I even video recorded it and Journey but was not in the best of seating and too far back to get any type of excellent video recording. And ironically, for a few shows, the one I was at being one, Mick Jones was sick or something and not playing that night and had the guitarist from Night Ranger filling in. So there was no original member from the band playing that night. But they rocked out and did a superb job. I need to get my digital audio from that show and make an upload of it sometime soon.
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Date: September 17th, 1985
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Venue: Met Center
Title: Met Center - Minneapolis, Mn. - September 17, 1985
Label: Master Tapers Concert Series - Volume (1)
Source: AUD (1st Gen)
Size: 633 MB
101. Feels Like The First Time
102. Double Vision
103. Cold As Ice
104. Long, Long Way From Home
105. Head Ganes
106. Waiting For A Girl Like You
108. Stranger In My Own House
201. That Was Yesterday
202. I Want To Know What Love Is
203. Reaction To Action
205. Dirty White Boy
206. Hot Blooded
207. Juke Box Hero
(1) 1985-09-17 Minneapolis, MN (AUD 1st Gen)
I've seen Foreigner in the latter years of their career, from 1995 on, and only once with Lou Graham in 1999. They opened for Journey and I recorded both shows. It was really sad seeing Lou Graham struggling so hard to pull off a good sounding show. And sadly, the show was not good sounding either.
For those who do not know or recall, Lou Graham had a near death medical problem when a brain tumor was discovered after he left Foreigner. And as he rejoined and I saw them in 1999, he was having a very hard time remembering the lyrics and the songs. It was a side effect of the removal of the tumor. So he really is not to blame for the show sounding bad. In fact, I have a lot of respect for the guy for even trying.
Lou Graham, like myself, is a Christian and he has done some solo tours in recent years and fully recovered from his surgeries and tumor removal. From what I understand, he made a Christian based CD which did well. I believe this was during my time in life when I was away from music after my eye surgeries for about four to five years.
I've never heard the CD he made but I did hear one song from it on the radio one day and it sounded great. But in today's world, and sadly so, if something is branded as Christian music it gets put into a category that doesn't make the regular FM radio stations that play rock 'n' roll. And it really gets swept under the carpet too. It isn't right, but it is what happens.
Thanks goes to the taper, requesting to remain anonymous, and to the person who shared this 1st Gen recording, "mrbakeman", for making this recording available in January of 2014 via Dime! It's always nice to her and old show with known lineage like this.
I hope you enjoy this show...
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