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"Slow Ride" is a song composed by "Lonesome" Dave Peverett and recorded by the rock band Foghat, appearing on their fifth album Fool for the City (1975). This was Foghat's top single, peaking at number 20. It also appears on Foghat Live (1977), which was their best selling album at over two million copies. In 2007, it was released on a new Foghat album, Live II. The track is noted for the legendary bottleneck guitar work by Rod Price. The song was in mid-tempo and the ending is played at a faster tempo as drummer Roger Earl was getting irked in playing the same tempo for the majority of the song (this was confirmed by Dave Peverett on an episode of In the Studio with Redbeard which devoted an episode to the making of the Fool For the City album).
There are 4 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, and the 2007 live version is 9:44.
Originally recorded in the key of A and performed during Dave Peverett's tenure in A. In concert performances, Foghat now plays it in G#.