So your saying you lost interest with Mick, Lou
Dennis and Rick? Really man!! That was the Four era.
Considered to be their best record ever!
No, you misunderstood me. I meant all the new members that came AFTER that lineup. Hell yea, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THAT lineup!!! LOL I actually met all of them, except for Mick, he was not present when I went backstage. It really bummed me out that I did not get to meet him.
There is no question however, that Mick and Lou are at complete odds with each other and will stick it to one another at any opportunity. Pretty sad if you ask me!!
So far, I've only seen interviews where LOU was slamming and / or slandering Mick. I'm thinking that maybe Mick has enough class not to air he and Lou's dirty laundry.
But I could be wrong. There may be some interviews out there of Mick stooping to the same level. If so, I haven't yet come across any as of yet.
Also, like I mentioned I have seen the current lineup. They sound great!! Just not the greatest rendition ever, in my humble opinion.
I tell you what though. I actually like the redone version of "Fool for You Anyway" on their latest album better than the first lineup did on their first album.
I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much more crisp this new version sounded. And -- as much as I hate to admit it -- I saw Foreigner during their Foreigner 4 tour and remember Lou's concert voice was not as strong as his studio voice. I hate to admit that Kelly's voice sounds much stronger now than Lou's did then. I believe that our show was part of the last leg of the tour back then though. So maybe his voice was giving out from having already completed most of the tour. I don't know.
My goal is to not box myself in to thinking that this lineup is not near as talented as the original. I want to give the new guys a fair chance. To me, this lineup is either just as good or ALMOST as good as the lineup I remember during the "4" era. I will admit that Thom's sax skills are not NEAR as good as Junior Walker's. Junior Walker was a fricking LEGEND back in those days. He was able to hit those extremely high notes and maintain the transitions between them PERFECTLY. But Thom still did a damned good job, not to take that away from him.
He is still just as good and maybe better than much of the sax competition out there on the market. It's just that Junior Walker was a Sax God!!! LOL!!!
In summary, I just want to know that I've given all these newer guys a FAIR CHANCE. And I will not know for sure unless they start rocking out in the studios the same way they did way back when.
Right now, I still favor the old Foreigner lineup for the fact that not only did they give a memorable show, but also made memorable albums that have DEFINITELY stood the test of time. But I am also impressed enough with this band to pay for the concert tickets when they come to my area. As for their albums, I will DEFINITELY have to preview each song on Amazon before I commit to making the purchase. I want ROCK, not BALLADS.
And as soon as Mick starts delivering this once again, I will be every bit as huge a Foreigner fan as I EVER was! I'm still a fan...just not as BIG a fan.
But certainly enough so to admit that I COULD be one day hopefully soon.