Slow Ride

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"Slow Ride"
Foghat-slow ride single.jpg
Single by Foghat
from the album Fool for the City
B-side "Save Your Loving (For Me)"
Released December 1975
Recorded Suntreader Studios, Sharon, Vermont
Genre Hard rock,[1] blues rock
Length 8:14 (LP version)
3:56 (single version)
Label Bearsville
Writer(s) Dave Peverett
Producer(s) Nick Jameson
Foghat singles chronology
"Step Outside"
"Slow Ride"
"Fool for the City"

"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.[2]

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.

According to drummer Roger Earl, the song was created during a jam session with then new bassist Nick Jameson.[3]



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Foghat – Slow Ride". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  2. ^ " music". Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Perry, Shawn. "The Roger Earl Interview". Vintage Rock. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "RPM Top Singles" (PDF). RPM. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada. 24 (25). 20 March 1976. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Foghat – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Foghat. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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