We honor Lowell George's birthday by re-sharing this piece which was originally
published on December 15, 2013.
In 1979 the rock world took a big hit when Lowell George passed away. George was one of
founding members of Little Feat, a band responsible for many incredible tunes such as
Chicken," "Skin It Back," "Fat Man In The Bathtub" and "Spanish Moon."
Little Feat released one of the best live albums in the history of rock, Waiting for
Columbus, in 1978. The album was recorded just months after Little Feat visited
Germany in 1977 for a performance that aired on German TV show Rockpalast. The
70+ minutes of
that aired on Rockpalast is the closest we’ll get to a visual version of WfC.
Each member of Little Feat shows their value from Lowell’s earnest "Willin'" vocals to
Barrere’s angular lead work in "Skin It Back" to galloping rhythms pounded by the one-two
attack of drummer Richie Hayward and percussionist Sam Clayton during "Fat Man" to Kenny
Gradney holding it down for "All That You Dream" and Bill Payne’s barrelhouse piano work
"Old Folks Boogie." Take a peek:
Set: Skin It Back > Fat Man In The Bathtub, Oh Atlanta, Day At The Races, All That you
Dream, Old Folks Boogie, Dixie Chicken > Tripe Face Boogie, E: Feats Don’t Fail Me Now,
Willin, Rocket In My Pocket