“Slow Ride” is my kind of song, with a message I can really respect. “Slow ride, take it easy”. I mean, it’s a hectic world these days.
I always thought is about driving a car or something, but it isn’t. It isn’t hard to guess the meaning when you think about what rockstars like…
Foghat released this song in 1975, with an 8 minute version on the album (Fools For The City) and a 4 minute version for the single. It does justify the 8 minutes though.
There’s a kind of funk to much of the song, a jive feel, which is in large part down to the bassline. It’s very Led Zeppelin-esque, but not in a way that feels derivative or anything.
The guitar is excellent, in the slower parts and the faster parts. It’s exactly how a hard rock song ought to be, in my opinion.
Take it easy people!