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"Waiting For Columbus"
© Warner Bros. Records
Year of Release: 1978
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Fat Man In The Bathtub
All That You Dream
Old Folks Boogie
Time Loves A Hero
Day Or Night
Tripe Face Boogie
Rocket In My Pocket
Feats Don't Fail
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"Waiting For Columbus"
One year ago this week, Little Feat's 1974 release,
Feats Don't Fail Me Now was featured as the WSVNRadio Album Pick
of the Week. This band's 3rd album overall on our site is chosen again this
week, as we look at their live relesae, Waiting For Columbus.
Very much sounding like The Band, "Fat Man In The Bathtub" is a
great opening song. The sound of the Band and the early solo years of Eric
Clapton best describes "All That You Dream," another great rocking live
tune. "Oh Atlanta," a song originally from Feats Don't Fail Me
Now, has a great old style ragtime rock style, easily comparing to (once
again), The Band. The New Orleans Jazz style gets the flow going on "Old
Folks Boogie," a song originally from
Time Loves A Hero. The title track of the studio recording is
next on this live album, as both these songs easily fit that of The Band.
"Day Or Night" also has the rocking style of The Band, where
"Mercenary Territory" has a more Rock and Jazz feel.
"Spanish Moon" has always been one of my favorite songs, most
rememberd by Robert Palmer's version. "Dixie Chicken" is another one of
my favorite Little Feat songs, as recently Garth Brooks recorded his own version.
"Tripe Face Boogie" is merged from "Dixie Chicken," a good
boogie woogie number, just as "Dixie Chicken." Midway through this song,
it shows how the band's instrumental capabilities are. (Even so, throughout
this entire album, the band's music rather than vocals, simply shines, proving
the band is as exceptional as a musicians, playing their instruments in their
"Rockett In My Pocket" is another good live version, originally
from Time Loves A Hero, and having the comparison to The Band again.
"Willin'" is more laid back, having the Southern California rock sound
heard from the 1970s. "Sailin' Shoes" is much slower than the original
studio version. "Feats Don't Fail Me Now" as "Sailin' Shoes"
has the comparisons of The Band and The Grateful Dead.
Waiting For Columbus is a good live album. I was more familiar
with The Band and The Grateful Dead before Little Feat's music was discovered.
Little Feat has a more distinctive sound to The Band, likewise some songs to
The Grateful Dead. All 3 bands are great, and definitely enjoyed by many.
Styles of Rock, Country Rock, New Orleans Jazz are all great flavored styles of
music, making Lowell George and Little Feat one of many best bands to come out
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