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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 30: Craig MacGregor, Charlie Huhn, Roger Earl and Bryan Bassett of Foghat perform onstage at the Paradise Artists Party during Day 4 of the IEBA 2014 Conference on September 30, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

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Foghat: “Fool for the City”

The Hook: Recording out in the country, city boy Dave Peverett was running from wasps and missing the urban jungle.

Album: Fool for the City

Year: 1975

Writer: Dave Peverett

Stats: Peaked at number-45 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: “Fool for the City” was a moderately successful single for Foghat, but it became a fixture on FM rock radio playlists. In a 1990s interview, Dave Peverett, the band’s late frontman, explained why he wrote it.

In a 1990s interview, Foghat’s late frontman Dave Peverett explains why he wrote “Fool for the City.” OC:…and stuff. :18

“That was actually written while I was recording out in the country in Wales. We were out on a farm and I was born in the city, you know, and I was getting a bit tired of getting chased around by wasps and stuff. So when everybody was writing songs about getting back to the country at that time, I wrote kind of a reversal of that, about getting back to the pollution and the smog and stuff.”

Foghat - Fool For The City

In 1975 they would release their best album to date "Fool For The City"(in my opinion). This title track is just an example of rock and roll at it's finest.