Album of the Day
Though half the band was British (hence the name), America embraced Foreigner with open arms in the late 1970s. Founded by journeyman guitarist Mick Jones and powered by Lou Gramm's strong vocals, the group was an immediate smash, its debut going multi-platinum. Foreigner's follow-up was even more successful; DOUBLE VISION ruled the U.S. Top 10 for half a year thanks to the hit singles “Hot Blooded,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day” and the title track. While similar in ways to its predecessor, the collection has more of a hard rock feel and includes the group's only instrumental (“Tramontane”); with the departure of bassist Ed Gagliardi, the album would be the last from the original sextet. Released on this day in 1978, DOUBLE VISION remains an arena rock classic.