Foreigner Head Games

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Foreigner  Head Games
(1979) Atlantic label.  Original release with lyrics on inner sleeve.  Actually purchased this used probably at Record Surplus, sometime in the early 2000s.  I went through this brief phase when I wanted to collect records that were hits when I was in high school and I just never got around to buying them.  This purchase was one of them.  Although Illinois’ philosophy is to always own the first release, I really wanted to own this one.

I clearly remember the Rolling Stone article about the nameless and faceless bands of the late 70s early 80s.  The point of the article was to try and name the band members as well as match their face to their names.  Loverboy, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Foreigner, RUSH, STYX, Boston, The  Babys, Kansas all of these cats just kind of ran together.  Once MTV became popular it really helped to put a name with a face.

For the record: Foreigner is: Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliott, and Rick Wills.

SIDE 1

  1. Dirty White Boy  (3:37)
  2. Love On The Telephone  (3:18)
  3. Women  (3:25)
  4. I’ll Get Even With You  (3:40)
  5. Seventeen  (4:43)

SIDE 2

  1. Head Games  (3:37)
  2. The Modern Day  (3:26)
  3. Blinded By Science  (4:54)
  4. Do What You Like  (3:58)
  5. Rev On The Red Line  (3:35)

Why this record?  I love Dirty White Boy, Women, and Seventeen.  Riding the school bus in the mornings and yelling to the bus driver to turn it UP when Dirty White Boy would play. Nostalgia…

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Foreigner Head Games

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