Fool for the City

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Fool for the City
Studio album by Foghat
Released September 15, 1975
Recorded 1974 at Suntreader Studios, Sharon, Vermont
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:37
Label Bearsville (Original release)
Rhino (2005 CD reissue)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (2007 LP reissue and 2008 SACD reissue)
Producer Nick Jameson (008)
Foghat chronology
Rock & Roll Outlaws
(1974)
Fool for the City
(1975)
Night Shift
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [1]

Fool for the City was the fifth album released by English rock band Foghat, released in 1975. This was their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their most famous song "Slow Ride".

Album cover[edit]

The album cover shows drummer Roger Earl sitting alone on a soap box fishing down a manhole in the middle of East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) in New York City, near the address of Foghat's American office. The back cover features skeptical bystanders observing Earl's unusual activity and the other members of the band either asking him what he is doing or trying to dissuade him from it.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fool for the City" (Dave Peverett) – 4:33
  2. "My Babe" (Hatfield/Medley) – 4:37
  3. "Slow Ride" (Peverett) – 8:11

Side two[edit]

  1. "Terraplane Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 5:42
  2. "Save Your Loving (For Me)" (Rod Price/Peverett) – 3:31
  3. "Drive Me Home" (Peverett) – 3:54
  4. "Take It or Leave It" (Nick Jameson/Peverett) – 4:54

When "Slow Ride" appears on compilation albums, it is typically featured as a four-minute radio edit version. Some compilations also use an edited version of the title track, trimming much of the middle section.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Slow Ride" Pop Singles 20
1976 "Fool for the City" Pop Singles 45

External links[edit]