Album of the Day
With three Americans and three Englishmen in their line-up, Foreigner's name was appropriate everywhere on earth, and the band's irresistible arena rock brought it immediate success around the world. The sextet's self-titled 1977 debut was a smash thanks to such tracks as “Headknocker,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” “Feels Like The First Time” and “Cold As Ice” - the latter two Top 10 U.S. singles. There's no denying the craftsmanship of these songs or the one-two punch of vocalist Lou Gramm and guitarist Mick Jones, and the Atlantic collection quickly went multi-platinum. FOREIGNER was released 40 years ago today, and its AOR anthems still feel as exciting as the first time they conquered the radio.