OF ALL THE British bands that were big in America during the 1970s, Foghat were, without doubt, the least known in the UK. With a succession of hit albums to their name it was not unusual for them to achieve gold-selling status and pack out large venues in every city they visited. By the time of this album (their 5th) the band was primed and ready to join the superstar league. They didn’t disappoint and were jet-propelled to Platinum status by delivering a major hit single, with the uncompromising but entirely ear worm friendly ‘Slow Ride’, a song that has firmly cemented itself in the hard rock hall of fame. Formed in 1971 from the ashes of British blues boomers Savoy Brown, Foghat (a name coined from a game of Scrabble), scored a deal with newly-formed American label Bearsville, an operation owned and operated by Bob Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman. Moving lock stock and barrel to the US a year later, they started to ascend the ladder of success by gaining a reputation as one of the most relentless and loud rock bands of the era. 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 perfection. Produced by the band’s new bassist Nick Jameson, and 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.
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, Features the definitive monster boogie anthems ‘Fool For The City’ and ‘Slow Ride’, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and new interviews