In heading up possibly their best studio album Time Loves a Hero in 1977, Little Feat‘s Bill Payne and Paul Barrere saved their beloved band from dysfunction but, by default, effectively edged out band founder Lowell George, in spite of being the most played Little Feat album on American radio. Songs in this part […]
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Little Feat lifers Bill Payne and Paul Barrere sat down with me to talk. Or maybe they should have been lying down on a couch. “I loved him, and I hated him,” says a visibly emotional Barrere in this intense conversation which inevitably begins and ends with the subject of the enigmatic musical genius Lowell […]
In producer Glyn Johns wonderfully behind-the-scenes memoir Sound Man , he tells how he suggested to the Rolling Stones during preliminary sessions for Back and Blue that they all go to see Americans Little Feat in a theater concert in order to jump-start the venerable British band. Johns remembers it as one of the best […]
Over the years since this song was written by the late Lowell George, first appearing way back on the Sailin’ Shoes album, the names may have changed from Chairman Mao and Al Gore, but I’ll bet that Senator Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham know about the “Apolitical Blues”, performed here by Little Feat in front […]
For over twenty years, my Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q102 conducted what grew to become the largest annual radio blood drive in America, thanks to the incredible humanity of our loyal listeners and the free concerts we awarded them with such stars as the late Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bonnie Raitt, […]
Telling a funny story about Chuck Berry on the forty-fifth anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, Jay Ferguson…
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Robin Trower In the Studio with Redbeard for the 45th anniversary of “Bridge of Sighs”.
The Cars “Heartbeat City” interview In the Studio with the late Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawkes.
If you check out the reviews of Cheap Trick’s first five albums, you will be seeing stars. On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick receives AllMusic.com‘s highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding sophomore effort In Color in the same year earns 4 1/2 stars. Then […]