We’re back with another of our popular running series Truck Driver Songs. Here, we look back at tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and further that sing the praises of the truck driving lifestyle. It can be a bit country, it can be a bit rock n’ roll. All it needs to do is give a boost to the trucking lifestyle to make the cut.
This week’s cut is from one of the hardest rocking albums of the 70s, Foghat’s self titled live album. “Slow Ride” was written by and recorded by the British rock band Foghat, appearing on their fifth album Fool for the City (1975). This was Foghat’s top single, peaking at number 20. It also appears on Foghat Live (1977), which was their best selling album at over two million copies. In 2009, it was named the 45th “Best Hard Rock” song of all time by VH1.
The live Foghat album sold over 2,000,000 copies. More hits followed: “Drivin’ Wheel”; “I Just Want to Make Love to You” (from the live album); “Stone Blue”; and “Third Time Lucky (The First Time I Was a Fool)”.
The band consisted of Roger Earl, Craig MacGregor, Bryan Bassett, and Charlie Huhn. The band has achieved 8 gold records, one platinum and one double platinum records. They are still mainstays on AOR classic rock stations due to their crushing double guitar attack and their memorable harmonies.
Slow Ride is a bonafide Truck Driver Anthem. We know you love it, so why not revisit it?
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