Good afternoon everyone,
I am new to the site (like, 1 hour old, lol) and have to say real quick that Foreigner is my ABSOLUTE HANDS DOWN favorite band! I go to every concert I can make and they ROCK THE HOUSE each and every time!
My question is, why when we hear Foreigner on the radio we only hear the original recordings with Lou Gramm from the 70's, not with Kelly Hansen and company from this decade? Are they not able to re-record Hot Blooded, Double Vision, Urgent, etc. in studio and re-release them on the radio due to copyright laws? Same thing with the new CD "No End in Sight"? The songs sound great and better as they are remastered compared to previous Greatest Hits CD's, but there are very few studio "oldies" that are performed with Kelly as the lead singer (aside from the "Live in '05" CD- which was a taping of their concert).
I guess that I just want to spread my passion for Foreigner to all of society, and having people hear the "new" Foreigner and how incredible they sound compared to the original. But it appears the only way to do that is to convince them to go to concerts with me, or have them listen to "Live in '05."
I checked wikipedia and I did not find an answer. Maybe my new friends here can help a fellow fan? I just want to hear Kelly, Mick, Tom, Jeff, Mike, and Bryan in studio re-recording these classics and getting them to radio or CD for all to hear! And I don't like to NOT know why they can't!!! lol...
I hope this makes sense, and I apologize for being LOOOOOOOOONG winded- you'll soon learn that I type- A LOT!