Foghat drummer Roger Earl took issue with our list limit. “Only 10? What about Howling Wolf and Little Richard? Ben E. King? Can’t you at least mention Freddie King and Jimi Hendrix?” Earl asked. When informed he must only share 10, he sighed and gave us the following.
Through numerous decades and lineup changes, the gritty-voiced Dan McCafferty has warned us off romantic entanglements with the heartfelt “Love Hurts” and downright vicious “Hair of The Dog.” McCafferty grew up in a time when, he says, “You got some money in your pocket, you went and got music or you went to the movies because there was nothing else you could do.” Here’s the music McCafferty sought out.
Fast Eddie Clarke came to prominence in Motörhead, but the guitarist also is known for forming Fastway, an ’80s supergroup that originally featured UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Fastway scored a hit with the hard-rockin’ “Say What You Will.” In 2012, Clarke got the band back together (this time with vocalist and bassist Toby Jepson) to release “Eat Dog Eat,” Fastway’s first studio album since 1990. In April, Clarke released the solo LP “Make My Day (Back to Blues)” on Secret Records. One thing that’s not much of a secret? The blues’ influence on Fast Eddie. Check out the 10 albums that changed his life.