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Slow Ride



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Written by Foghat lead singer David Peverett, the album version of this song, which runs 8:14, has become a Classic Rock staple. While the "slow love" theme is common in R&B music where the tempo is more congruent with the lyrics, this is a rare Rock song that pulls off the feat. The famous guitar riffs change speed and climax neat the end, effectively simulating a love-making session. Those who are feeling strong can use the album version, but a single cut down to 3:56 with a fade out ending is also available.
A '70s classic, this was used in the movie Dazed and Confused, which was set in that era. The song also appeared on The Simpsons, Seinfeld, That '70s Show and My Name Is Earl.
This song is featured as a playable song in Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock. It is a cover of the 3:56 version, but instead of fading, an original ending was added leaving the singer belting out "SLOW RIDE" and having a bass solo before ending. (thanks, Airk - Skagway, AK)
Did you know: Foghat got their name when Peverett came up with the word while playing a Scrabble-like game with his brother. Peverett convinced the band to go with it instead of Brandywine.
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Comments (12):

Oh I was a teenager back in the day when this was popular and absolutely loved the song, and now I can't even figure out why!
- Camille, Toronto, OH
This song is about a woman slowly riding her man to orgasm. It was also featured on the Showtime original series Dexter.
- Joel, Miami, FL
This song is about stopping yourself from coming too fast
- Brad, Mooreseville, IN
Does anyone know where I can get the long studio version? It's just too sexy - the music (and breathing) simulates the process of coming and the final release of orgasm - pretty amazing and it will make you horny!
- Erika, Bellingham, WA
Wow, I had no idea that this was a sex song. It just never occured to me. I have loved it since I was about 7 or 8 years old, and I thought it was about a group of guys cruising around in a muscle car.
- Carrie, Roanoke, VA
That 70's Show is the best show and this song is really good.
- Zane, Kenosha, WI
I DJ'd in nightclubs for years.No matter what the format of the club was, or how dead the crowd was, this song would always get them up and jumping and on the dance floor. A true classic,
- Thomas, Somerville, AL
This is the song the evil monkey was rolling a fatty up to!
- Jason, Denver, CO
this song was in family guy.the evil monkey was listining to it.
- justin, hamburger city, WA
WOW!! Jessie, you're the coolest!! You can pretend to play guitar really well!!
- Jeff, Austin, TX
pretty cool song. I can ace it on GH3
- Jessie, Dallas, TX
This song is the first track in Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.
- Justin, Victoria, BC
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