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|Single by Foghat|
|from the album Fool for the City|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock|
|Length||8:14 (LP version)
3:56 (single version)
"Slow Ride" is a song composed by Dave Peverett and recorded by the British rock band Foghat, appearing on their fifth album Fool for the City (1975). It also appears on Foghat Live (1977), which was their best selling album at over two million copies. In 2009, it was named the 45th "Best Hard Rock" song of all time by VH1.
"Slow Ride" took 10 weeks in 1976, from 10 January to 13 March, in the Hot 100's top 40 to reach its #20 peak position. The corresponding week-by-week chart run, with an average weekly advance of slightly more two positions, was indeed a slow ride: 40-36-34-32-30-27-26-24-22-20 .
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. The 1977 live version is 8:21, the King Biscuit Flower Hour Foghat version is 10:37 and the 2007 live version is 9:44.
The song is featured in Richard Linklater's 1993 film Dazed and Confused
The song also appears on the fictional radio station K-DST in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
It also appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and is the first song in the campaign.
Elaine Benes dances to the song in the 1997 Seinfeld episode "The Slicer".
Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song as a bonus track for their 2007 video game of the same name.
In 2004, the song was used by the fast-food chain Carl's Jr./Hardee's in a commercial starring model Cameron Richardson.
It was used in the season 6 recap of Supernatural at the beginning of season 7.
The song was featured in a short scene Family Guy's 2005 episode "Model Misbehavior" where the evil monkey rolled a joint whilst listening to the song on headphones.
It was also used in the Showtime TV series "Dexter", in an episode in the first season, in 2006.
Jennifer Carpenter's and Christian Camargo's characters--Debra Morgan and Rudy Cooper--dance to it while at Dexter's deceased biological father's house, helping Dexter prepare the house to sell it.
Detective Dan Stark (played by Bradley Whitford) uses Slow Ride as his the cell phone ringtone in an episode of The Good Guys (2010) TV Series.
On Mike & Molly in the episode "Checkpoint Joyce", Joyce (portrayed by Swoosie Kurtz) yelled the lyrics to Slow Ride, drunk.
Most recently, the song plays in a scene of the episode "Chapter Two" of House of Cards (U.S. TV series) when Congressman Peter Russo (played by Corey Stoll) went to visit conspiracy theorist Roy Kapeniak.
|Canada RPM Top Singles||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||20|