CD released: Nov 15, 2019
FOOL FOR THE CITY
Fully remastered. 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. 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 in the US 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. 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.