Despite the brilliance of Dixie Chicken and Feats Don't Fail Me Now, this remains my favourite Feat album - Lowell George is still a big influence, writing, singing and playing to the fore with his gritty rocky style, but the songs have a growing complexity and fusion of southern boogie, funk, soul, latin jazz and blues influences - Skynyrd, Steely Dan, Doobies, Crusaders, Zappa and beyond - that makes it such a wonderful experience. Bill Payne's keyboards are a dominating force in many of the songs and the twin guitars provide a strong but complementary contrast, Barrere's subtle funk and George's scintillating slide. The rhythm section is immense too, not an easy task following the complex and subtle shifts in some of the songs. The material is uniformly excellent and the mix lets all the great musicians standout and captures the raw energy and emotion of a top live band, even in the studio setting. George's voice is superb as ever, rough edged on the funkier stuff, smooth and seductive on the slower ballads like "Long Distance Love".
At only about 32 minutes long it is quite short but the intensity is relentless and there are a few bonus live tracks although not up to the standard of the rest of the original album. Little Feat at their hottest.