Little Feat – Hoy-Hoy! (1969–81) [Vinyl Rip]

Posted by Zorn on April 22, 2014 as

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Tracklist:
01. Rocket in my pocket 00:46
02. Rock and roll doctor – live 03:12
03. Skin it back – live 04:38
04. Easy to slip 03:15
05. Red streamliner – live 04:56
06. Lonesome whistle 03:11
07. Front page news 05:04
08. The fan – live 06:12
09. Forty-four blues 03:14
10. Teenage nervous breakdown 01:26
11. Teenage nervous breakdown – live 03:40
12. Framed 03:00
13. Strawberry flats 02:20
14. Gringo 06:30
15. Over the edge 04:18
16. Two trains – live 03:18
17. China white 03:12
18. All that you dream – live – feat. Linda Ronstadt 04:49
19. Feats don’t fail me now – live 01:43

Musicians:
Lowell George (guitar, slide guitar, vocals, 1969-79)
Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals, 1972-79, 1988-present)
Craig Fuller (guitar, vocals, 1988-93)
Fred Tackett (guitar, vocals, 1988-present)
Bill Payne (keyboards, vocals)
Roy Estrada (bass guitar, 1969-71)
Kenny Gradney (bass, 1972-79, 1988-present)
Richie Hayward (drums, vocals, 1969-79, 1988-2009)
Gabe Ford (drums, 2009-present)
Sam Clayton (percussion, vocals, 1972-79, 1988-present)
Shaun Murphy (vocals, percussion, 1993-2009)

Perhaps realizing that Down on the Farm wasn’t the proper swan song for Little Feat, the group persuaded Warner Brothers to release a compilation of rarities and overlooked tracks as a swan song and farewell to fans. Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks, and a new song apiece from Bill Payne and Paul Barrere, Hoy Hoy is a bit scattered, a bit incoherent, a little bewildering, and wholly delightful – a perfect summation of a group filled with quirks, character, and funk, traits which were as much a blessing as they were a curse. Hoy Hoy is one of those rare albums that may be designed for diehards – who else really needs radio performances, early recordings from before the band was signed, and outtakes, especially if they’re surrounded by early album tracks? – but still is a great introduction for novices. That doesn’t mean it’s as good as such masterpieces as Sailin’ Shoes, Dixie Chicken, or Waiting for Columbus, but it does capture the group’s careening, freewheeling spirit, humor, and musical versatility, arguably better than any single album. That’s one of the nice things compilations like this can do – they can summarize what a band was all about in a way a straight studio album couldn’t. So, that’s why it may be a good gateway into the band for novices, even though it’s missing such essentials as “Willin'” and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” but it’s truly for the dedicated, who will not only love the rarities (and these live cuts are hotter, on whole, than Columbus) but will savor the context.

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