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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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic for a little while.

Search Waiting For Columbus double LP live set.

dek1, Sunday, 17 November 2002 23:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 18 November 2002 09:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
i like their ballads

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

Unfortunate Prankster (Unfortunate Prankster), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

ew

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 6 May 2005 17:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(sorry if i butchered the insight, yancers.)

Beta (abeta), Friday, 6 May 2005 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Friday, 6 May 2005 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

brianiac (briania), Saturday, 7 May 2005 03:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

def zep (calstars), Monday, 30 January 2006 14:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Best Show Ever!:

Little Feat Fuckin' Rocked Tonight!!!!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Little Feat makes me want to be a truck driver.

Keith C (lync0), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 17:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

Somehow Willin made Atlanta 97.1 The River's top 500 Memorial Day countdown. Number 268 with a bullet. Literally never heard any song by little feat other than Dixie Chicken in classic rock radio.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 25 May 2014 02:34 (three years ago) Permalink

I used to hear the live version of "Fat Man In A Bathtub" as a highlighted "deep cut"--same with "Spanish Moon", albeit not near as frequently. And when I was a kid, our area station would throw in "Let It Roll" alongside contemporary Petty, Stones, Floyd etc. under the umbrella of "It doesn't have to be old to be a classic!" Although oddly enough, I never heard the other two big reunion radio hits until I picked up the new box.

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:14 (three years ago) Permalink

I had some friends over out by my pool and we had the River on. I was fucking jacked to hear "Willin" amongst the foreigner, heart, thorogood et al garbage that is on this ridiculous "countdown". Also, "blue sky" by the Allmans was like 276, which shows a lot of respect for one of Duane's last performances on wax. That ones in my personal top 5.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I was joking when I said it showed respect by the way. Yes, I'm drunk.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:11 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Friday Music just dropped a slightly expanded remaster of Thanks I'll Eat It Here. Have it in hand and it does sound sweet.

I Don't Wanna Ice Bucket With You (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 September 2014 00:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Also the list of Lowell's heavy friends on the sessions is mental: David Foster, Nicky Hopkins, Floyd Sneed (the drummer from Three Dog Night), Jeff Pocaro, John Phillips, JD Southern, Bonnie Raitt, Dean Parks, Stephen Bruton...

I Don't Wanna Ice Bucket With You (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 September 2014 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Shared by the band's FB page this morning, a rehearsal tape from the first lp's sessions: https://archive.org/details/lf1970-08-00.sbd.unknown.goody.131556.sbeok.flac16

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

niiice, thanks for posting that

some dude, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

"Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie" has long been one of my favorite 2-minute songs, it's really mindblowing to hear it as a 14-minute epic

some dude, Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh excellent. Thank you

calstars, Thursday, 23 October 2014 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I swear Rock and Roll Dr is their greatest track. At least until next week when I decide on another!

calstars, Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:00 (two years ago) Permalink

this week i was working a shoot and the camera guys started talking about Little Feat. always enjoy striking up a conversation with older folks and alarming them with my knowledge of the band.

nakhchi little van (some dude), Saturday, 15 November 2014 03:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Re-upping this great live version of Rock & Roll Doctor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9QxFWnUMCI

that's not my post, Saturday, 15 November 2014 06:15 (two years ago) Permalink

The versions of Fat Man in the Bathtub & Spanish Moon from Waiting For Columbus were staples of my classic rock radio station in the late 70s/early 80s. So good.

that's not my post, Saturday, 15 November 2014 06:30 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I think Richie Hayward really hit his stride on the Feats Don't Fail Me record. I love how he plays as _little_ as possible. So refreshing -- and the beat is just so relaxed and tight at the same time.

calstars, Sunday, 18 January 2015 03:59 (two years ago) Permalink

it's kind of amazing how many totally different styles he did so well, he adapted to so many changes in the band's sound over the years that you'd probably assume listening from album to album that they changed drummers at least once or twice.

some dude, Sunday, 18 January 2015 04:09 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Willin4Ever

calstars, Saturday, 13 June 2015 19:56 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

heard on the radio yesterday: nice piece about their visit to nz in '76

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/201827361/under-the-influence-little-feat

no lime tangier, Sunday, 18 December 2016 05:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Long distance Love" is so good

calstars, Sunday, 18 December 2016 20:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Mercenary Territory" on Columbus...wow

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:55 (six months ago) Permalink

Anybody know if the sound on the Rad Gumbo set is better than that on the original Albums series?
I probably need the first couple of lps at least. So wondering what the best way to get them is.

Would love deluxe versions of the individual lps but looks like such things haven't happened and I'm not sure when the last time the lps were remastered was. Not sure if anybody could say for sure about the Rad Gumbo stuff from what I can remember reading at the time of release.

Stevolende, Saturday, 7 January 2017 12:44 (six months ago) Permalink

The first four and Time Loves a Hero are the Japanese remasters from the late 2000s. The Last Record Album is the original cd version. Waiting for Columbus is the Rhino expanded edition. Hoy Hoy, Let It Roll and Representing the Mambo are original cd versions.

The box sounds great. I have no regrets about upgrading from the original cds which are what is used in the Original Albums series.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 7 January 2017 16:23 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z-GwdaKrn8

finger lickin' groove

KitevsPill, Saturday, 7 January 2017 22:07 (six months ago) Permalink

good example of a band's most popular song being one of the ones I always skip

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2017 22:20 (six months ago) Permalink

the way hayward turns the beat around after the huge slide solo

calstars, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:10 (six months ago) Permalink

in mercenary territory, not dixie chicken

calstars, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:10 (six months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

LG played on Robert Palmer's first album? Damn

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:29 (three months ago) Permalink

he kills it on van dyke parks' discover america

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

LG (and most of the rest of the Feet) are on the first few Palmers.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Seems like this would be right in Ace Records' wheelhouse, but somebody ought to do Lowell George: Session Man Anthology.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

That would be ace

No mention of LG on the - discover America - Wikipedia page

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:09 (three months ago) Permalink

There is on allmusic though

calstars, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

LF also backs John Cale on Paris 1919, right?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Yup.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:18 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Put on your sailing shoes=light it up bro

calstars, Saturday, 13 May 2017 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

"Long distance Love" is so good

― calstars, Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:41 PM (four months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is the sweetest song. so many great sounds and melodies.

Spottie, Monday, 15 May 2017 16:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah! It almost sounds like the blueprint for late 80s adult contemporary Bonnie Raitt. Which would make sense as she used to perform with LF.

calstars, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:56 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Two degrees in bebop, a PHD in swing
He's a master of rhythm, he's a rock and roll king

calstars, Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:38 (one month ago) Permalink

love the rock n roll doctor.... looking back up thread i see i posted this almost ten years ago. still great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1AWV3F8muI

that's not my post, Friday, 16 June 2017 01:44 (one month ago) Permalink

LG talks a little technique with some German dudes, ya

https://youtu.be/sDF4x1ICbkY

calstars, Friday, 16 June 2017 02:39 (one month ago) Permalink

The reason Rock and roll doctor is so great is cause it's a shuffle. Embarrassingly late realizing this.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:59 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess the "if you like the sound of shuffling feet" line should have tipped me off

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

this is still the best. peak. all cylinders. the definition of rollicking. anarchy in the u.k.

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

scott seward, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Appreciate your opinion but respectful disagree : )
75 gets my money.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

When LG still had his "fighting weight" as some YouTube commenter put it.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean slide players weigh in here but ... I find it very interesting that LG doesn't mute the other strings when he plays. I was taught that you should. I play with the slide on my ring finger and my index and middle muting the others. Kind of blown away to see LG playing with the slide on his pinky with no regard for muting.

calstars, Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Mercenary on Columbus is still my fave thing of theirs tho

calstars, Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:37 (one month ago) Permalink

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.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 18 June 2017 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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