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on 9 September 2003
I gather that this is not rated highly as a Little Feat album. But it's the only one I know, and I love it! Lowell George funks out, and the riffs are just the jazzy side of rock, with interesting little extra bars and odd time signiatures. Day at the Dog Races is still the (instrumental) highlight. The older I get the more I like Old Folks Boogie. And Missing You is a lovely poignant litle coda. Musically and lyrically it's a really rich and interesting set of tracks.
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Little feat were one of the most touted bands of the 70's and literally blew headline acts on stage when they played as support.

This is one of the band's most eclectic releases with less input from founder and ace slide guitarist Lowell George, but more in the way of improvisational jazz fushion from classically trained keyboard player Bill Payne and guitarist Paul Barrere. Apparently this was a direction not favoured by George.

There is still more of the lowell magic, however, on 'New Delhi Freightrain' and 'Rocket in my pocket', but the stand out track 'Day at the Day Races', not pennned by George, races along energtically in a brilliant swirl of keyboards and guitars.

Although not as highy rated as earlier releases there is no doubting the sheer class of other tracks 'Red Streamliner' where Michael McDonald adds soulful vocals and the poignant 'Missin you' which ends in a pretty sublime note.
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on 24 August 2008
By now, the band's leader, Lowell George was steeped in the drug problems that would shortly kill him. The couple of tracks he penned here were from the sessions for the album's predecessor 'The Last Record Album'.

So instead the band's keyboard player, Bill Payne takes the helm. The result is admittedly fine jazz-rock excursions and Eagles-type West Coast rock - but they just don't have the verve of previous albums. Don't get me wrong - this is a fine album in anybody's book. However, the lack of centre from Lowell's creative presence is evident.

The best album Little Feat could have made at this point - and still miles better than any lesser band could manage.
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on 24 April 2012
Very good classic Little Feat album.This almost ranks up their with the excellent "Last Record Album" and should be very much in the collection of loyal fans.The song "Rocket in my Pocket" and "Red stream Liner" are wonderful.The latter has some great harmonies going on....the outtake of the latter is also superb on their fantastic live "Waiting for Columbus".Should stand the test of time and is a hero for me!
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on 25 March 2005
This is definitely the best LITTLE FEAT release with Lowell George on Guitar and vocals. - Starting with the Frank Zappa - Band, Lowell George formed Little Feat in the late 60s. This is the last studio release before Lowell George left the band. - This CD features one of the most important instrumental (prog rock) tracks of the 70s: Day at the Dog Races. - If you are new to this band, I recommend this album for a first-time buyer. If you are more interested in Live recordings, you have to start with "Waiting For Columbus".
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on 17 February 2013
...I remember it. Maybe I had a Feat compilation 30 years ago? Sadly will prob be given away....oh well....c'est la vie!
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on 14 February 2014
Had this as a tape years ago so on a whim bought the CD version. Not what I quite remembered but getting use to it again
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on 5 October 2014
Excellent seller, highly recommended! A++++
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on 23 January 2013
Time Loves A HeroGreat album....one of my prized vinyl possessions. However, have tried uploading both the CD and Amazon MP3 versions into itunes, and all I get is a fuzzy playback with the music struggling in the background. Anyone else get this?? Amazon......I am coming back for another refund!!
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