Foghat – Slow Ride

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Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music. The band has achieved 8 gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, and despite several lineup changes, continues to record and perform to the present day. The band initially featured Dave Peverett (“Lonesome Dave”) on guitar and vocals, Tony Stevens on bass, and Roger Earl on drums when they left Savoy Brown in 1970.

The new line-up was named “Foghat” (a nonsense word from a childhood game played by Peverett and his brother) in January 1971. Their 1972 album, Foghat was produced by Dave Edmunds and had a cover of Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, which received much airplay, especially on FM stations. Additional tracks on this initial offering include a remake of the Savoy Brown bluesy ode to the road “Leavin’ Again (Again!)” and “Sarah Lee”, a classic blues burner featuring Rod Price’s slide guitar solo.

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Foghat – Slow Ride

The band’s second self-titled album was also known as Rock and Roll for its cover photo of a rock and a bread roll, and it went gold. Energized came out in 1974, followed by Rock and Roll Outlaws and Fool for the City in 1975.

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“Slow Ride” is a song by the British rock band Foghat. It was the lead single from their fifth studio album, Fool for the City (1975), released on Bearsville Records. In 2009, it was named the 45th “Best Hard Rock” song of all time by VH1. There are 5 versions of this song on the market. The original LP version from Fool for the City lasts 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The single version, found in several compilations was truncated to 3:56 with a fade-out ending.

According to drummer Roger Earl, the song was created during a jam session with then new bassist Nick Jameson.
“ Nick had a cassette player and he would record whatever we played there. As I recall it, the whole song was written— the middle part and the bass part and the ending were all Nick’s ideas. Basically, Nick wrote the song, but we just jammed on it, and Nick cut the stuff up so it made sense as far as the song goes.

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