On more try: Little Feat

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On more try: Little Feat

Postby mudshark » 22 May 2024, 23:23

I know there's not a love for this band from our blighty brothers, but I still hope I can change the minds of those cloth-eared morons. I stumbled upon this gem last weekend: Alive in America '73. It's some sort of boot on Renaissance Records. It first became available in 1973 (on cassette!), then on CD in 1996 and again in 2008, and finally on glorious pink vinyl in 2023. 2-1/2 sides, recorded in between the releases of Dixie Chicken and Feats Don't Fail Me Now. This is the band at their artistic peak, with Kenny Grandey on bass, after creepy pedophile Roy Estrada (eligible for parole in 2037 - he's living not far from me in Huntsville Prison - execution capital of the USA, thanks to good old GW) had left to really make it Big in the Beefheart's Magic Band. Excellent sound quality. Excelllent New Orleans Swampfunk interchanges with some Zappaesque oldies such as "Hamburger Midnight". It doesn't have the Tower of Power horn section like on "Columbus", but that makes it interesting. It's 'just' the band, same as on "Electrif Lycanthrope", but that one was recorded in a studio setting (as you all know), not live in concert like this one (in Denver)

Just wanted to put it out there, in the hope that some of you pick up on this and make your lives so much more joyous, listening to real music by one of the best bands that has ever roamed the earth.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby C » 23 May 2024, 00:04

mudshark wrote:I know there's not a love for this band from our blighty brothers.


You can say that again bro!

[Andymacandy was a big fan though]



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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Mike Boom » 23 May 2024, 00:25



Love em, especially wonderful live.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby mudshark » 23 May 2024, 00:33

Great news! There's hope yet.
Not for C., though.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby The Fish » 23 May 2024, 09:07

Well I'm in blighty and a big fan. I was actually at the famous show at the Rainbow with them "supporting" the Doobie Brothers.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Neige » 23 May 2024, 11:22

The Fish wrote:Well I'm in blighty and a big fan. I was actually at the famous show at the Rainbow with them "supporting" the Doobie Brothers.


Word has it that they won over every single person in the audience that day. so there must be some love for them in Blighty (never mind blinkered Mr. C, how he can love the Allmans and Man and not like Little Feat is beyond me - too funky I suppose).

I'm a huge fan of Lowell George-era Feat, there's also nice stuff on later albums and I hear they are enjoyable live to this day.

Apparently they played four or five consecutive nights at Ebbets Field in June 1973, of which several were recorded: the one I have (Late Night Truck Stop, with liner notes by Bob Harris and erstwhile BCBer Jon Kirkman) is from June 19 (early and late show), Alive in America from June 20, and there's also a YouTube clip of June 21.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Neige » 23 May 2024, 12:09

Meanwhile, I'm expecting this to land in my mailbox any day now:

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Tracklist

1 Trouble - Mike Viola
2 Cold, Cold, Cold - Joachim Cooder
3 Long Distance Love - Elvis Costello
4 Heartache - Bedouine
5 I've Been the One - Bhi Bhiman
6 Rock N Roll Doctor - Miles Tackett
7 Be One Now - Lady Blackbird
8 Love Needs a Heart - Madison Cunningham
9 Easy to Slip - Jonah Tolchin
10 Dixie Chicken - Eleni Mandell and Milo Jones
11 Roll Um Easy - Ben Harper
12 Lafayette Railroad - Larry Goldings
13 6 Feet of Snow - Jack Shit
14 Cheek to Cheek - Gaby Moreno I Two Trains Running - Chris Seefried
15 China White - Chris Stills
16 A Apolitical Blues - Dave Alvin
17 Feats Dont Fail Me Now - Sugaray Rayford
18 Sailin Shoes - Taylor Goldsmith
19 Spanish Moon - Inara George
20 Rocket in My Pocket - Sam Morrow
21 Willin - Jonathan Wilson
22 Teenage Nervous Breakdown - The Bird and the Bee
23 Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie - Andras Jones
24 20 Million Things to Do - Gus Seyffert
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby robertff » 23 May 2024, 12:57

I've got four or five, perhaps even more of their albums and a Lowell George solo one and whilst I can see that they might be great musicians and a great band none of their records do a great deal for me. Yes, they are just fine but in my pantheon of great records and bands, sorry Erik, they just do not feature.

I have posted them on Reap Corner a number of times.


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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby ChrisB » 23 May 2024, 13:14

Same as above

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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby mudshark » 23 May 2024, 13:21

Thanks I'll Eat Here is a great solo album by Lowell.
Appreciate the info Neige. I might look for that tribute album too.
But I hadn't imagined Dallas Alice looked like that :-).
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby C » 23 May 2024, 14:47

robertff wrote: none of their records does a great deal for me.


ChrisB wrote:Same as above


Clearly us Brits have a more sophisticated taste



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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby robertff » 23 May 2024, 14:47

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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 23 May 2024, 16:18

A fan here although I play 'em not enough.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 May 2024, 16:41

I enjoy them, the first few albums anyway. Probably up through Waiting for Columbus, which really is an exceptional live LP. I also have that solo Lowell album muddy mentioned above. But put me in that camp of rarely-play-them for some reason.

I guess not every major band from the glory years of the '60s/'70s can be among my faves. Little Feat are hard to classify or put in a category. A bit of Southern rock, kind of jazzy at times - good musicianship, but somehow maybe deficient in the great songs division. I've always known people who are really into this band, and I kinda wished I was among them. It just hasn't happened thus far.

Definitely not in the same league as the Allmans.

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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby mudshark » 23 May 2024, 17:58

I like the Allmans a lot, but musically they don't come close to Lowell & Co., in my opinion.
Fatman in the Bathtub, Spanish Moon, Oh Atlanta, Feats Don't Feel Me Now, Dixie Chicken, Willin', just to name few fantastic songs.
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Mike Boom » 23 May 2024, 18:42



Red Streamliner
Hi Roller
All That You Dream
Sailing Shoes
Willin
Dixie Chicken

Some personal faves
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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby C » 23 May 2024, 18:58

mudshark wrote:I like the Allmans a lot, but musically they don't come close to Lowell & Co.


:o

Now you’re being daft Muddy!




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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby C » 23 May 2024, 18:59

Mike Boom wrote:

Red Streamliner
Hi Roller
All That You Dream
Sailing Shoes
Willin
Dixie Chicken

Some personal faves




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Re: On more try: Little Feat

Postby Mike Boom » 24 May 2024, 16:49

C wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:

Red Streamliner
Hi Roller
All That You Dream
Sailing Shoes
Willin
Dixie Chicken

Some personal faves




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