Foghat – Foghat (rock and roll) – ultra-rare 1973 Japan LP with obi


An ultra-rare original Japanese pressing of Foghat’s self-titled second album, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the surprisingly rare Japanese pressing of Foghat’s self-titled second album, released in 1973, complete with obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing, complete with obi.

The cover is VG++, with faint ring wear.   The obi is M- and the “hojyuhyo”, or re-order tag, is still attached.

The lyric insert is included. The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played once.

A nice copy of a terrific record.

Background: Foghat’s first two albums were both self-titled, so people often refer to the second one as “rock and roll” since the cover depicts a rock…and a roll.

AllMusic had this to say about the album:

Foghat’s second album finds the group working its way towards the fusion of blues and hard rock that would make them an arena rock favorite. They were not yet the stadium kings they would soon become, but Rock and Roll benefits from a muscular production that gives the band a muscular sound worthy of their impressive live act.

You can listen to “What a Shame” here:

While Foghat is well-regarded today, the album didn’t sell particularly well, and the only single released from the album, “What a Shame”, peaked at #82 on the U.S. charts.

The album sold particularly poorly in Japan and is one of the most difficult albums to find from a major artist on a major label from the 1970s.

While many Japanese albums have been issued multiple times, with a different obi and catalog number with each release, Foghat was only issued once, and the pressing was probably limited to a few hundred copies at most.

It took us 25 years to find the copy we have in our own collection.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in