FOGHAT – Fool For The City [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] HQ *Exclusive*
Rock Candy Records released their Remastered & Reloaded own version of Britain’s FOGHAT classic “Fool For The City“, their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their signature song “Slow Ride”.
Foghat clocked up a considerable number of tour miles after relocating to the USA in 1970, road testing their material, looking to kickstart their career. It worked a treat… it’s on the road that you establish the body of each song, adapt and refine, then add the details.
Subsequently, all but one of the band’s eight Seventies albums went gold.
FOGHAT’s rocking boogie has its roots in the American south. It’s basically delta blues with its serial number filed off, then turned up to eleven, and Foghat neatly underline the result by adding rhythmic gear changes and foot stomping slide guitar.
A solid line up helped: “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, Rod Price and Roger Earl were in the band from the beginning.
By that fifth release, “Fool For The City”, they’d truly hit their stride. The title track and ‘Slow Ride’ were career peaks, high energy, head bobbing rock, each displaying as much a foot stomping stamp of authenticity as genre giants.
Their monstrously heavy style of twelve-bar boogie and pounding musical riffs cemented them a reputation second to none.
“Fool For The City” is a work of Classic Rock perfection. Produced by the band’s new bassist Nick Jameson, the LP boasts a number of killer tracks including the eight minute centrepiece ‘Slow Ride’, together with ‘Drive Me Home’ (featuring the sound of a real car crashing) and the crushing title track. Housed in one of the most humorous album sleeves of the era, the record is a golden milestone in the hard rock pantheon, finely remastered by Rock Candy.
1 – Fool For The City
2 – My Babe
3 – Slow Ride
4 – Terraplane Blues
5 – Save Your Loving (For Me)
6 – Drive Me Home
7 – Take It Or Leave It
Lonesome Dave Peverett — lead vocals, guitar
Rod “The Bottle” Price — guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Roger Earl — drums, percussion
Nick Jameson — bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals, producer