Fool for the City

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Fool for the City
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Studio album by
Released September 15, 1975
Recorded 1974 at Suntreader Studios, Sharon, Vermont
Length 35:37
Label Bearsville
Producer Nick Jameson (008)
Foghat chronology
Rock & Roll Outlaws
Fool for the City
Night Shift
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [1]

Fool for the City is the fifth album released by English rock band Foghat, released in 1975. This was their first platinum album and features, along with the title track, their signature song "Slow Ride". This was also the first album the band recorded after the departure of founding member, Tony Stevens, and featured producer Nick Jameson on bass and keyboards, who also co-wrote the album's closing track, "Take It Or Leave It", with Dave Peverett. Although featured in the photograph on the back cover of the album, Jameson is not known to have toured with Foghat in support of the album. Bassist Craig MacGregor was recruited shortly after the albums's release.

Album cover

The album cover shows drummer Roger Earl sitting alone on a soap box fishing down a manhole in the middle of East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) in New York City, near the address of Foghat's American office. The back cover features skeptical bystanders observing Earl's unusual activity and the other members of the band either asking him what he is doing or trying to dissuade him from it. In a 2014 interview, Earl explained how the picture was taken:[1]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Fool for the City" (Dave Peverett) – 4:33
  2. "My Babe" (Bobby Hatfield, Bill Medley) - 4:35
  3. "Slow Ride" (Peverett) – 8:11

Side two

  1. "Terraplane Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 5:42
  2. "Save Your Loving (For Me)" (Rod Price/Peverett) – 3:31
  3. "Drive Me Home" (Peverett) – 3:54
  4. "Take It or Leave It" (Nick Jameson/Peverett) – 4:54



Singles — Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Slow Ride" Pop Singles 20
1976 "Fool for the City" Pop Singles 45


  1. ^ MacDermott, Chris (8 January 2014). "Interview with Roger Earl from Foghat: Still A Fool For The City". The Aquarian Weekly. Arts Weekly, Inc. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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