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Fool for the City


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By 1975’s Fool for the City, Foghat—an English quartet that had risen from Savoy Brown in 1970—had a distinctly Midwestern American sound that helped them fit swimmingly on bills with The James Gang and Black Oak Arkansas at motor speedways and outdoor sheds in the ’70s. That’s a badass thing: while some might presume the era's rockers made artless anthems to road rage and swigging bad wine from clear bottles, Foghat actually made mad guitar epics involving smirky car metaphors (the FM staple “Slow Ride,” “Drive Me Home”), boogie-down rites of sexual passage (“My Babe,” “Save Your Lovin’ for Me,” which makes great low art of hard-rock pop with its Thin Lizzy leads and monster choruses), and a radio-smash paean to neon tans (“Fool for the City”). They turn Robert Johnson’s “Terraplane Blues” into a dirty barroom brawler that makes anything by ZZ Top sound sleepy. Then they balladize their boogie rage on “Take It or Leave It," and it sounds like they’re filling in for a Holiday Inn lounge act in Omaha on a night off from the arena. It’s a finale befitting one of the best road-tested rock albums ever.

Customer Reviews

Still A Classic

Fool For The City was the middle album in an amazing trio that Foghat did in the early 70s that started with Rock & Roll Outlaw and ended with Night Shift. They had an awesome knack for four bar boogie that few bands at the time could match. They wrote very good songs (I would actually classify Slow Ride as one of their weaker efforts) and played with wild abandon on stage. They did dualing harmony guitars well before Boston came along (Listen to the interplay in Save Your Loving For Me). Definitely a keeper.

Slow Ride: A Must Have In Your Car

Foghat's song, "Slow Ride", (despite anyone else's "weak" opinion) is an awesome song to cruise to. Instructions: Roll the windows down, put the convertible top down (if possible), and bring a car load of friends onto a long open road. It takes you back to a much simpler time and puts a smile on your face. You can't help but be in a good mood when you're listening to it!! The film "Dazed and Confused" features this song as well. Oh, and one more thing, if you like this song, get the extended version. :-)

Slow ride

Slow Ride simply the best


Formed: 1971 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Foghat specialized in a simple, hard-rocking blues-rock, releasing a series of best-selling albums in the mid-'70s. While the group never deviated from their basic boogie, they retained a large audience until 1978, selling out concerts across America and earning several gold or...
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