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can't imagine ILM caring much either way, and i'm not really sure myself what i think of them - for me it's all wrapped in memories of my dad, hearing the same faded cassettes in the back of his car over and over growing up. so there are songs i know in and out, but have no idea what the titles are or what albums they're on, although i've started to research that in recent years. some of it is, when i listen w/out too much bias or sentiment, nothing special, but there are for sure some really nice tunes and moments here and there. again, i'm at a loss for a lot of info or titles, but for now I'll single out "Easy To Slip" and "Teenage Nervous Breakdown".

so this weekend i'm dogsitting for dad, and out of boredom have been rifling through the dusty CD racks and decided to make a mission of unearthing some of these Little Feat memories. so far, though, i haven't located much from the prime Lowell George era, and what i have hasn't really activated my pleasure or nostalgia neurons much.

Al (sitcom), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:36 (sixteen years ago) link

there's a two year old issue of uncut next to my toilet, and every time i go in the bathroom i invariably flip through it and EVERY TIME i flip through it i open to the page on little feat. (it's the "these are famous people that were are KEERAZY-like and did drugs or offed themselves or pissed themselves silly in da nuthouse ya heard" issue.) un-fucking-canny.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:41 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't listen to them much anymore, but i do like little feat. my favorite songs are juliette and skin it back

ron (ron), Sunday, 17 November 2002 06:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I am not familiar with Little Feat, but I love love love the Golden Palominos' cover of "I've Been the One" (with Syd Straw singing her heart out). Anyone who can write a song that good is probably worth checking out. So, what says ILM?

Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 17 November 2002 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

The weirdest thing is that I can't get past Lowell George's voice. They're (he's) supposed to be the authentic stuff, right? But LG sounds to me like he's straining all the time. Every time I've tried an LF album I just think "These songs should be sung by Paul Westerberg or Lou Gramm or somebody"

dave q, Sunday, 17 November 2002 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Classic for a little while.

Search Waiting For Columbus double LP live set.

dek1, Sunday, 17 November 2002 23:19 (sixteen years ago) link

VERY Classic.

Search: "Rock and Roll Doctor", "Oh Atlanta", "Dixie Chicken", "Hate to Lose Your Loving", "Voices on the Wind".

Joe (Joe), Monday, 18 November 2002 02:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Rock and Roll Doctor is all the evidence you need. Absolute classic.

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 18 November 2002 09:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Just heard their version of Willin' on an old tape comp this morning - thats classic - Not quite so sure about the rest of their ouvre.

tigerclawskank, Monday, 18 November 2002 11:57 (sixteen years ago) link

"can't imagine ILM caring much either way"

Care very much. I'd search the first 3 albums (Little Feat, Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken) and Lowell George's solo album.

Can't really see the point of the post-Lowell George stuff, but I'm sure it's alright.

James Ball (James Ball), Monday, 18 November 2002 14:45 (sixteen years ago) link


The Little Feat album I really like is their first record. The songs are shorter and much more bouncy than the later laid back funk sound. "Strawberry Flats" and "Truck Stop Girl" are great songs, but the whole record is almost as good.

earlnash, Tuesday, 19 November 2002 03:40 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...
i like their ballads

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

download live shows from Furthur, the quality is amazing-- classic!

Unfortunate Prankster (Unfortunate Prankster), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I hate "Dixie Chicken" so much that my ears vomit when I hear it.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:21 (fourteen years ago) link

ew

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Sailing Shoes, the second album, is my favorite. That's the one with "Easy To Slip", "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" and the second, twangier version of "Willin'".

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

al i had no idea you loved little feat so much! i dig em so so so much.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (fourteen years ago) link

i like the byrds' version of 'truck stop girl' too

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Little Feat gets hit with the ILM kiss-of-death not once, but twice: first for being unabashedly Dadrock, and second for employing 'competent' musicians.

Still, classic. Search the first three albums and destroy anything without Lowell George.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I've seen intimations elsewhere about what party animals these guys were -- presumably this had something to do with LG dropping from a heart attack at like 30. If anybody's read that Uncut piece, or knows other dissolute details, please share!

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:48 (fourteen years ago) link

S--"Sailin' Shoes," esp. "Easy to Slip." Also, "Old Folks Boogie" and "Rocket in My Pocket" and "Time Loves a Hero." "Long Distance Love" and there's another one on "Last Record Album" I like OK. Never could stand "Dixie Chicken" or "Feats Don't Fail Me." I think Lowell George's solo album had one good song on it, "20 Million Things to Do." Other than that, D--I'll keep on listening to the Meters or Lee Dorsey or the Band, thanks, and their post-LG stuff is of course awful.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

after years of never finding the first album, i came across two copies in texas. it's doubtful i'll like it better than sailin' shoes though. i am really obsessed with SS though, and just from the lyrics, they sound fried, freaked out, sweating bullets in a hotel room somewheres. i also like yancey's comment that they're precursors to the Sundance Channel.

Beta (abeta), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:52 (fourteen years ago) link

(sorry if i butchered the insight, yancers.)

Beta (abeta), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:53 (fourteen years ago) link

The version of "Willin'" on the first record bothers me. It's like a bonus-track demo that some how preceded the "real" version.

Keith C (kcraw916), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Johnny Darrell does a nice tossed-off version of "Willin' " on the people-associated-with-the-Byrds comp "Byrd Parts 2." As well as a nice tossed-off version of "Mae Jean Goes to Hollywood."

The thing is, I really like the way Lowell George played slide, I like his sound. That live album "Waiting for Columbus" has its moments, and I sure admire the *way* they play on "The Last Record Album." I just remembered the other one I like on that one, "All That You Dream." Really nice. And I dig Bill Payne's piano style too, but it seemed to harden into mannerism real quick. This thread has inspired me to dig out "Sailin' Shoes," and I'd forgotten how good it really is, and I sorta like that first album too, Andy.

edd s hurt (ddduncan), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:16 (fourteen years ago) link

While we're on it, shout out to Neon Park for those album covers. Which one's the best?

brianiac (briania), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:21 (fourteen years ago) link

i'd rank the first few: little feat -> sailin' shoes -> last record album -> dixie chicken. though they're all on a pretty even playing field.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 19:30 (fourteen years ago) link

haha, pre-revive I totally forgot both that this thread exists and that I started it. I got Dixie Chicken on vinyl a while back, don't listen to it nearly enough.

Al (sitcom), Friday, 6 May 2005 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure the first concert I ever saw was Little Feat, although it was of course in the late 80's or early 90's with very little of the original lineup.

Al (sitcom), Friday, 6 May 2005 20:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Nobody's singled out their Stairway To Heaven yet, Fat Man in the Bathtub

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Friday, 6 May 2005 21:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Vastly, vastly underrated among cognoscenti, and especially among the alt-country fanatics of the mid-90s, who should have been listening to this stuff instead of half the crap they rated (I was one of them).

southern lights, Friday, 6 May 2005 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

little feat were my first concert, too, al! though for me it was 82 or so.

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Friday, 6 May 2005 23:17 (fourteen years ago) link

I love Waiting For Columbus. I actually listen to it more than the studio stuff. I've said it before and i'll say it again: all the 90's live stuff I have heard on radio and elsewhere kicks major ass. My dad played me a cd of some concert from 5 years back or so and the stretched-out blues/jazz/rockness of it sounded heavenly to me. But dad-rock, yeah, i guess so! in fact, I stole my copy of Waiting For Columbus from my dad some 20 years ago!

scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, 7 May 2005 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Never heard them, to my knowledge, but they play on Akiko Yano's first couple of albums, so they're cool with me.

Patrick South (Patrick South), Saturday, 7 May 2005 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

and George & Payne (and others?) played on Paris 1919.

brianiac (briania), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:44 (fourteen years ago) link

eight months pass...
Weed, whites, and wine.

def zep (calstars), Monday, 30 January 2006 14:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Best song? Brides of Jesus. Aside from that first album, I've never heard anything that really captivated me. But, if only for that one song alone, the released a stone cold classic.

js (honestengine), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Best Show Ever!:

Little Feat Fuckin' Rocked Tonight!!!!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:38 (thirteen years ago) link

"I've been the One" (whether by GP or LF) brings a tear to my eye Every Fuckin Time. Maybe I am the living embodiment of Dadrock. I dunno. The first Feat album is still a regular play for me--and I don't listen to too much rawk.

J Arthur Rank (Quin Tillian), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:27 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Saw them in 77 in OZ. Lowel was the best, voice and guitar work.
Waiting for Columbus best live album ever. Acquired taste but once you get it thats it. So put on those Sailin Shoes.......

Burkey, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 10:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I actually like Feats Don't Fail Me Now best. "Rock & Roll Doctor" is one of the greatest single tracks ever, by anyone. And I really like "Oh Atlanta" and "Cold Cold Cold / Tripe Face Boogie", as well as the title song. Close call with the sing-along tracks on Dixie Chicken, though. Why didn't anyone mention what a great song "Roll 'Em Easy" is? "Dixie Chicken", too.

On the other hand, all Lowell George-era records are not created equal. Time Loves A Hero craps out as far as I'm concerned.

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged it. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

Contemporary Americana by and large doesn't do that (although Uncle Tupelo to some extent did). I miss the ambition, and I miss the fun it created.

Vornado, Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Vornado, great post! I am a new convert to Little Feat via the debut. It is just fuckin' amazing, and yes, they are totally creating this myth. "Willin'" is a perfect example of creating these imagined roots connecting the old bluesy troubador thing with modern truck driving. When I first heard Little Feat, I said to myself, "This is the band all modern roots rockers want to be but are not."

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm also quite new to Little Feat, but being a major fan of The Band I've been rounding up as much LF as I can. So far I've loved pretty much everything I've heard.

shorty (shorty), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Little Feat makes me want to be a truck driver.

Keith C (lync0), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Little Feat makes me want to be a truck driver.

Totally. It sounds silly, but I want to drink wine, do speed, smoke weed, and cruise around the high plains of Colorado when I'm listening to Little Feat.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
This is a very high quality live set (and free!).

http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16

It was recorded for a radio station in Hempstead, NY, in Sept. 1974, and these MP3s were mastered from the only surviving pre-FM tape of the performance, which was salvaged from the radio station archives in 1978. This had been previously released as bootleg vinyl under the title "Electrif Lycanthrope".

There's lots of other live Little Feat on that site too, which I haven't listened to. I burned this one onto a CD-R and listened to it in the car this morning. It put a smile on my face.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 30 August 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged it. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

That's so right.
Listening to Feats Don't Fail me Now and wondering why Richie Hayward doesn't get the props he deserves. LF were the house band at a hotel where all American music worth the name came to stay - only the Band beat them on this one.

sonofstan, Thursday, 13 September 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

ten months pass...

I just downloaded the live concert from up thread, and ohh-boy, is it good... They sound like the Band, if they'd been from New Orleans instead of Canada via Arkansas. Calling this dad rock is misleading. Maybe I could buy it if your dad liked going on month long speed, weed, and wine benders. Funky, weird and filthy.

leavethecapital, Saturday, 26 July 2008 00:54 (eleven years ago) link

aww, this is probably one of the first threads I ever started. Sailin' Shoes is so awesome. I wonder if a Little Feat albums poll would generate much in the way of votes/conversation (and if so, if I should include Waiting For Columbus or limit it to studio LPs).

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2008 01:03 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, that live set totally rules, been enjoying it ever since I found it here.

Mark Rich@rdson, Saturday, 26 July 2008 01:09 (eleven years ago) link

Mercenary on Columbus is still my fave thing of theirs tho

calstars, Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:37 (two years ago) link

booming post from vornado upthread

The thing that makes me really appreciate LF, besides the pure chops aspect and George's songwriting and slide-guitar wit, is the weird fiction-making that they were engaged in. They shared it with The Band, and Credence Clearwater Revival, and The Grateful Dead (version 1970), and, to some extent, Dr. John (when he was The Nightripper): There was this imagination and invention of an American musical tradition to which they were the natural successors, but which never actually existed. In LF's case, something like a Disney version of New Orleans, in which Robert Johnson come down from the Delta sat in with Professor Longhair. It was a cousin to Shangri-La or Macondo, a magical source of all stories.

This page has some interesting info on a couple of side projects, including akiko Yano's album and "Chico - the master." Anyone heard this stuff?

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/little-feat-playing-on-japanese-girl.474402/

calstars, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:29 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

4 hour road trip with the family and LF will be in heavy rotation. What shouldn’t I leave out of mix?

calstars, Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:52 (one year ago) link

Put Spanish Moon on there three times in a row.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 December 2017 00:10 (one year ago) link

that'll do er

calstars, Monday, 25 December 2017 00:22 (one year ago) link

Rock n roll doctor. Willin’. Two trains.

that's not my post, Monday, 25 December 2017 06:13 (one year ago) link

Stuff from the Lowell solo album ("Easy Money", "Cheek To Cheek", "Honest Man" etc.)

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 December 2017 06:56 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Kind of amazed to discover last night that LG plays on a couple tracks on Kate & Anna McGarrigle.

...some of y'all too woke to function (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:22 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

So it seems that the world keeps on turning but so what

calstars, Sunday, 27 January 2019 02:28 (eight months ago) link

Was always intrigued by their first two albums--they started out as mostly ex-Mothers of Invention, right? Pictured them as living not that far from Beefheart's trailer in the desert. Think some of them played on Bonnie Raitt's excellent version of Chris Smither's "I Feel The Same," and she appeared on at least one of their albums, and there was some talk of her joining the band (a post-LG line-up of LF did very eventually hire a female lead singer, but I don't know how that worked out).

dow, Sunday, 27 January 2019 02:57 (eight months ago) link

xpost "Long Distance Love" always seemed like a crucial influence on Isbell.

dow, Sunday, 27 January 2019 03:01 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Mike McDonald super backing vox on the funky Red Streamliner...late period greatness

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 03:15 (six months ago) link

I thought the revive might be about the first Akiko Yano record getting a reissue.

MaresNest, Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:13 (six months ago) link

Oh, that’s a good one

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 12:39 (six months ago) link

Here's a curious artifact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2jgIQBzQZk

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 23 March 2019 16:09 (six months ago) link

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsSl7xOK2Qs

by the light of the burning Citroën, Saturday, 23 March 2019 17:18 (six months ago) link

Cool!

While we're sharing vids, here's live in the rehearsal studio one the band made for "Long Distance Love" to air on The Test...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHlrS-FLH4

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 March 2019 18:26 (six months ago) link

Is that the really drugged out one? The boys look tired

calstars, Saturday, 23 March 2019 19:07 (six months ago) link

How did you wind up getting Lowell George, Bill Payne and Richie Hayward of Little Feat to play on Paris 1919 ?
I loved that album Dixie Chicken. That tone on [George’s] guitar was very sweet. It was the grooves that he had. And after playing me an early cut of that record, [producer] Ted Templeman at Warner Bros. said to me: “Why don’t you use Little Feat as a backup band for Paris ?” He organized it.

one of lots of good tidbits here:https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-shifty-adventures-of-john-cale/
Somewhere else JC mentioned that Wilton Felder, who played bass w the Feats on this occasion (in a studio line-up billed as Penguin), read or at least had the Bible on his music stand during the sessions.

Read more: https://relix.com/articles/detail/the-shifty-adventures-of-john-cale/#ixzz5j8gYBxb4

dow, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:43 (six months ago) link

oops dunno why the link is in there twice oh well

dow, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:45 (six months ago) link

Wilton Felder? Who knew?

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 25 March 2019 01:33 (six months ago) link

"long distance love" is an amazing song, the album it's from gets pretty lethargic in spots though.

half of them have little beady eyes in that vid. v. sad consdering george's fate.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:36 (six months ago) link

Yeah, it's highly likely all of them are higher than nine sailors on payday in that clip.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:39 (six months ago) link

It's also weird to see a beardless LG at that late a date.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:41 (six months ago) link

he even looks svelte? he seems to gain weight pretty rapidly in his last years.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:35 (six months ago) link

*seemed

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 25 March 2019 22:35 (six months ago) link

40 years since his death this June. Feel like an honorary POV is in order. I’ll submit mine as soon as I sober up

calstars, Saturday, 6 April 2019 21:00 (six months ago) link

don't know much by this band, but I picked up "Hoy-Hoy!" this week for a coin and have been loving it.
then I see this thread revival, and spot the link to the live bootleg.
looking forward to hearing that.

mark e, Sunday, 7 April 2019 16:41 (six months ago) link

In the excellent second edition of Ed Ward's Michael Bloomfield bio, updated by ilxor Edd Hurt, the discography incl. sessions incl. MB with Lowell G. and Richie H., also Kaleidoscope's Chris Darrow, and Bloomfield's fellow Butterfield Band alumnus Mark Naftalin on keys---two sets of sessions, both in June '71.
In the first set, they're backing LA actress-singer Teda Bracci: Google her or not, but let's say she's probably pretty spirted on "Jim Dandy, "Jim Dandy {alt.)", "Sweet Thing," and "Wang Dang Doodle." They might be on a Bracci collection, The Lost Tapes, but I haven't found it yet.
The same line-up accompanies Ann-Margaret on "Shine, My Friend" and "Obion Bottom Land"---she's scary-good (feeding on stress) on her solo tracks in There's A Dream I've Been Saving, Light In The Attic's remarkable Lee Hazlewood Industries box (which also has effective duets with Lee)---so I really want to hear her with this crew.
The Bloomfield bio's discography, compiled by William J. Levay, lists all known releases, but apparently these are still in the can, man, at least officially. Is there a Little Feat or LG book?

dow, Monday, 8 April 2019 23:47 (six months ago) link

https://youtu.be/NLFkSJr-PBE
Richie lays it down

calstars, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:36 (five months ago) link

I think RnR Dr is maybe their crown achievement
https://open.spotify.com/track/4Dp8KilRsBYHjrklck7Cok?si=fkG7fwIoSCeA6gNV5SXwNg

calstars, Friday, 19 April 2019 04:54 (five months ago) link

The same line-up accompanies Ann-Margaret on "Shine, My Friend" and "Obion Bottom Land"---she's scary-good (feeding on stress) on her solo tracks in There's A Dream I've Been Saving,
Interesing. I just looked at the website for this https://lightintheattic.net/releases/963-there-s-a-dream-i-ve-been-saving-lee-hazlewood-industries-1966-1971 and couldn't seem to find those tracks mentioned but maybe this list I am looking at is incomplete.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 April 2019 11:44 (five months ago) link

Ha, I checked that box on Spotify for them too--I think it's just a phrasing fail, stuffing too much information in a comment. I think the tracks in question are post-LHI and unreleased.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 April 2019 15:54 (five months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I recommend CD4 of the Hotcakes collection. Some hot sh1t. Talking about Eldorado Sam and High Roller. If you’re a head you might imagine what these songs sound like without having heard them, and you’d be right

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 21:52 (four months ago) link

^^A modified version of that disc (no Factory songs) is included in the big albums box.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 May 2019 22:08 (four months ago) link

Well, yeah

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 22:09 (four months ago) link

"Doriville" is neat...LG recycled some lines in "Spanish Moon".

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 May 2019 22:19 (four months ago) link

xpost you're right; like I said, The Bloomfield bio's discography, compiled by William J. Levay, lists all known releases, but apparently these are still in the can, man, at least officially.

dow, Friday, 17 May 2019 23:44 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

I wish they had a different legacy tune than “Dixie chicken.” It’s decent but

calstars, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 23:50 (two months ago) link

I think both "Sailin' Shoes" and "Willin'" are as well-known & better

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 01:36 (two months ago) link

"Spanish Moon" has been covered a few times too, seems to be a cover for your jam band groups to do by the Feat.

earlnash, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:22 (two months ago) link

Always helps having a cocaine shoutout in the lyrics.

I DJ'd this weekend, and did I spin "Seeds & Stems Again Blues" into the '72 version of "Willin'"?

You bet I did!

Commander Cody is pretty good companion listening to the Feat, even if their "Willin'" cover isn't good as you'd think it'd be.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:47 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

TWO DEGREES IN BE BOP
A PHD IN SWING

calstars, Monday, 16 September 2019 03:32 (four weeks ago) link

Yesterday's day trip was mostly soundtracked by the expanded Waiting For Columbus.

What a band!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 16 September 2019 03:45 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

You know who else makes good companion listening to the Feet?

'70s NRBQ.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 01:18 (one week ago) link

recommend an LP?

calstars, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 02:01 (one week ago) link

Omnivore's been reissuing a bunch of theirs, also a few recent sets (Terry Adams with an all-this-century line-up, I think) The best reissue I've heard is their s/t debut, from 1969, smokin' Louisville backyards and other spaces. Don't know how many of these have been reissued by now, but I liked several of their 70s, At Yankee Stadium, Kick Me Hard, Grooves in Orbit, and Tapdancin' Bats---oh yeah, All Hopped Up has been reissued, but seemed too or wrongly gimmicky at times; they could be that way (ditto the current crew)
And if you really want to take the plunge, Omnivore's High Noon - A 50-Year Retrospective is pretty refreshing, for the most part---as it damn well better be, with 5 CDs.

dow, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 02:20 (one week ago) link

I was just listening to Workshop, which is what inspired me to post. I've got it was part of a vinyl two-fer with their prior effort Scraps, which might be a good place to start (Sundazed did individual LP reissues). At Yankee Stadium has them starting to get New Wave-y in a way the Feat never lived to reach, but it's the consensus pick and very much worth your time.

I should point out that where the two bands most overlap is in their wacky sense of humor. NRBQ used the Beatles as a jumping-off point the same way the Feat used the Stones.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 03:11 (one week ago) link

And while I'm here, let's look at Commander Cody. Your best bets there are their first two: Lost In The Ozone and Hot Licks, Cold Steel and Trucker's Favorites. The two original lives albums are good stuff. Tales From The Ozone is the fine last gasp of the original band. They covered "Willin'" on the self-titled album before that. It's really Country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-TBiCJQVlQ

Once again the overlap is mainly in the sense of humor. Their style isn't that far removed for the first couple of Feat LPs.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 03:21 (one week ago) link


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