They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all Foreigner singles with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records,  including Another friend, Stories singer Ian Lloydwas brought in to sing but Jones decided the chemistry was not quite right and retained only Greenwood as he renewed his Foreigner singles for players.
But after auditioning about forty or fifty singers, the right vocalist was becoming harder to come by until Jones dragged out an old Black Sheep album given to him backstage at a Spooky Tooth concert a few years prior by that group's lead singer, Lou "Foreigner singles." Gramm proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle and Brooklyn, New York bassist Ed Gagliardi completed the new sextet.
A name, "Trigger", was tentatively agreed to and was the name that appeared on their demo tape, but it was passed on by all the record companies it was delivered to.
Greenberg 's desk with the Trigger identification on it. Kalodner had just been to hear an outfit called Trigger and realized that this was not the same band.
He convinced Greenberg that at least one of the songs on the tape could be a big Foreigner singles and to look into signing this group immediately. Because the Trigger name was already taken, Jones came up with the Foreigner moniker from the fact that no matter what country they were in, three would be Foreigner singles, because he, McDonald and Elliott were Foreigner singles, while Gramm, Greenwood and Gagliardi were American. In Novemberafter six months of rehearsals, the newly named Foreigner started recording their debut album with producers John Sinclair and Gary Lyons at The Hit Factory but switched to Atlantic Recording Studios where they finished recording the basic tracks and completed the overdubs.
The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm StudiosLondon. Bud Prager signed on as the group's manager, a role he would continue in for the "Foreigner singles" 17 years. By MayForeigner was already headlining theaters and had already scored a gold record for the first album. Not long afterwards, they were selling out U. After a show at Memorial Hall in Kansas CityKansas on May 6,drummer Elliott injured his hand, prompting the band to call in Ian Foreigner singles ex- King Crimson to play alongside Elliott on some of the dates until the "Foreigner singles" was healed.
After almost a year on the road, the band played before over two hundred thousand people at California Jam II on March 18, and during the following month, the band toured Europe, Japan and Australia for the first time.
Foreigner singles second album, Double Vision released in Juneco-produced by Keith Olsentopped their previous, selling five million records and spawned hits in " Hot Blooded ", the title track " Double Vision " and " "Foreigner singles" Morning, Blue Day ". Album number three, Head Games Septemberco-produced by Roy Thomas Bakerwhich was referred to by Gramm as their "grainiest" album, was also successful because of the thunderous " Dirty White Boy " and another title track hit " Head Games ".
In his autobiography, Juke Box Hero named after the seminal Foreigner songGramm explains why the band parted ways with Gagliardi: Ed was obstinate at times, playing the song the way he wanted to play it rather than the way it was drawn up. Jones often had to stop sessions to get Ed back on track. After a while it became tiresome and slowed down the recording process. It ended up selling about two million fewer than its predecessor.
In a interview with Classicrockrevisited, Gramm explains his thoughts about why Head Games sold less than the first two: We were really aware that Head Games didn't sell nearly as much as Foreigner singles first album or Double Vision. Part of that was because of the cover. The song "Head Games" was banned by a lot of radio stations after the cover of the album came out.
Today, that would not have even been a problem. But Foreigner singles the Bible Beltthe cover of the little girl in the boys' bathroom erasing her number off the wall They didn't see the humor in that.
It wasn't supposed to even be sexy. It was just the time and the place of what she was doing that was supposed to leave the impression.