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"Slow Ride" is a song composed by "Lonesome" Dave Peverett and recorded by the 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.[1].

There are 5 versions of this song on the market. The original LP version from Fool For the City lasts 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The single version, found in several compilations was truncated to 3:56 with a fade-out ending. The 1977 live version is 8:21, the King Biscuit Flower Hour: Foghat version is 10:37 and the 2007 live version is 9:44.


Appearances in popular culture

Template:Trivia "Slow Ride" has been featured in many films, television shows and video games.


  • Barnyard, near the end of the movie when Otis and the gang steal a group of motorcycles.
  • Dazed and Confused, at the end of the movie when Mitch returns home after his exciting night, and Pink, Slater, Simone and Wooderson drive off to Houston to get Aerosmith tickets. This is its most famous usage and has been parodied multiple times.
  • FM
  • Nighthawks
  • The Ride of Their Lives
  • Wild Hogs, when the gang first rides their motorcycles together.


"Slow Ride" has also been used in advertising; namely by Carl's Jr./Hardee's and also by Honda.

Video games


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