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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