Title - 'Little Feat Live in Holland 1976' (CD/DVD)
Artist - Little Feat
Little Feat are one of the most influential American bands of the seventies. Founded by Lowell George and Bill Payne in L.A. during 1969; they produced a series of highly original albums over the next decade featuring an eclectic blend of rock n roll, blues, country, folk, soul and jazz before the death of Lowell George in 1979 brought the first phase of the band's existence to an end.
This truly wonderful CD & DVD set captures the band's performance at the famous Dutch festival Pinkpop on June 7th, 1976 and captures the band's classic line-up at the peak of their powers performing many of their best known tracks.
We kick-off this fantastic album with ‘Skin It Back,’ a track that once the audience clapping has died down comes musically to them like the most enjoyable tidal wave ever! That merges seamlessly into the funk fest ‘Fat Man In A Bathtub,’ a title that still today remains as one of my all-time favorite ever song titles! Then after the crowd are asked how they are doing the slower groove of ‘One Love Stand’ is brought to the fore. Sadly the secondary vocals are weak here, like whoever was singing didn’t have a good board-to-mic connection. Nonetheless, it’s another solid song performed live and is backed by ‘Rock And Roll Doctor.’
After a "Thank you” from the band next up is the boogie-woogie flavor of ‘Oh Atlanta,’ which is followed by ‘All That You Dream’ and then the rock guitar storytelling jam of ‘Cold Cold Cold.’ That less seamlessly rolls over into one of the longest tracks on this live album, ‘Dixie Chicken’ (“If you’ll be my Dixie Chicken I’ll be your Tennessee lamb”). Once the near 8 minute mid-section jam session has moved on we then get the fun of the ZZ Topesque ‘Tripe Face Boogie.’ The crowd get-a-clappin’ for ‘Feats Don’t Fail Me Now,’ which then leads us into the finale song, the highly-extended jam session (of course) of ‘Teenage Nervous Breakdown.’
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk
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