So very sensual and funny, a true classic. Great band chemistry too, there's lots of small sonic details, that old style minimoog and bar-room piano for instance: Ian Dury - Wake up and make love with me
And this one's got a similar sound (the moog solo!) and the same kind of sensuality. I think he had been listening to people like Dury, Elvis Costello and the like here. What a cool opening track for a great career: Prince - I Wanna Be Your lover
Maybe Prince sounds too enviably young there, and too vulnerable, but the businessman might lend that one to the girl in his mind.
Oniya, my cousin used to have that Foghat live album and I remember Slow Ride
- mostly for the repetitive lyrics though. Maybe Speed King
would have worked too, if the song had kept its original title Kneel and Pray
- an actual reference to blowjobs, ruled out by EMI.