Little Feat – Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat [4CD Box Set] (2000)

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These 83 songs go a long way toward demonstrating how Little Feat evolved their hard-to-define but infectious swamp-rock, blues, and boogie sound. The final disc in the four-disc Hotcakes & Outtakes, dubbed “Studio Outtakes,” offers up the very first demo tapes made by Lowell George, the mastermind of the group. Backed by keyboardist Billy Payne, drummer Richie Hayward, and bassist Roy Estrada (the first player to leave the band), George’s down-and-dirty slide guitar and plaintive voice blend grit, intelligence, and humor. Combining an off-center Southern California rock sensibility (George and Estrada had both been members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention) with a love of New Orleans rhythms, Little Feat became a quintessentially American band. Songs from their classic albums are gathered here, as well as live recordings and tracks from the post-George era. After George died, the group took a hiatus in the 1980s before reforming; the third disc chronicles 1988 to ’98 and shows that Little Feat are as distinctive as ever. The box includes notes by Bud Scoppa, interviews with the group’s founding members, and a previously unseen painting by Neon Park, whose cover art graced a number of Little Feat albums. The definitive Feat overview, this is ideal for old fans and newcomers alike. –Wally Shoup

Disc 1: 1970-1975 (01:18:35)

01. Strawberry Flats 02:23
02. Hamburger Midnight 02:29
03. Easy To Slip 03:21
04. Cold, Cold, Cold 04:00
05. Trouble 02:17
06. Tripe Face Boogie 03:15
07. Willin’ 02:56
08. Cat Fever 04:35
09. Sailin’ Shoes 02:51
10. Dixie Chicken 03:55
11. Two Trains 03:07
12. Roll Um Easy 02:31
13. Fat Man In The Bathtub 04:31
14. Fool Yourself 03;16
15. Spanish Moon (Single Version) 02:43
16. Rock And Roll Doctor 02:58
17. Oh Atlanta 03:29
18. Skin It Back 04:13
19. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now 02;28
20. Mercenary Territory 04:26
21. All That You Dream (Single Version) 03:33
22. Long Distance Love 02:43
23. Day Or Night 06:23

Disc 2: 1976-1981 (01:19:17)

01. Hi Roller 03:37
02. Time Loves A Hero 03:48
03. Rocket In My Pocket 03:23
04. Old Folks Boogie 03:32
05. Day At The Dog Races 06:28
06. Fat Man In The Bathtub (Live) 04:57
07. All That You Dream (Live) 04:31
08. Mercenary Territory (Live) 04:38
09. Spanish Moon (Live) 05:01
10. 20 Million Things 02:49
11. Down On The Farm 03:49
12. Six Feet Of Snow 02:32
13. Gringo 06:34
14. Lonesome Whistle 03:14
15. Front Page News 04:50
16. The Fan (Live) 06:16
17. Red Streamliner (Live) 04:57
18. Teenage Nervous Breakdown (Live) 04:15

Disc 3: 1988-1998 (01:16:50)

01. Hate To Lose Your Lovin’ 04:22
02. Let It Roll 04:30
03. Hangin’ On To The Good Times 04:46
04. Rad Gumbo 03:30
05. Texas Twister 04:47
06. Representing The Mambo 05:55
07. The Ingenue 04:23
08. Shake Me Up 04:52
09. Things Happen 04:26
10. Borderline Blues (Single Version) 04:22
11. Cadillac Hotel 05:31
12. Ain’t Had Enough Fun 03:27
13. Can’t Be Satisfied / They’re Red Hot (Hot Tamales) (Live) 04:55
14. Home Ground 04:08
15. The Blues Don’t Tell It All 06:15
16. Eden’s Wall 06:33

Disc 4: Studio Artifacts (01:18:58)

01. Lightning-Rod Man – The Factory (1966) 02:13
02. Crack In You Door (Pre-Warner Recording) 02:31
03. Teenage Nervous Breakdown (Pre-Warner Recording) 03:19
04. Juliet (Pre-Warner Recording) 02:56
05. Jazz Thing In 10 03:31
06. Rat Faced Dog (From Sessions For Little Feat) 04:53
07. Doglines (From Sessions For Little Feat) 02:47
08. Wait Till The Shit Hits The Fan (From Sessions For Little Feat) 02:48
09. Easy To Fall (Easy To Slip) (Demo For Doobie Bros.) 02:41
10. Texas Rose Cafe (Demo For Doobie Bros.) 03:23
11. Doriville (From Sessions For Sailin’ Shoes) 02:44
12. Boogie (Tripe Face Boogie) (From Sessions For Sailin’ Shoes) 03:45
13. Two Trains (Lowell Demo) 03:18
14. Roto / Tone (From Sessions For Sailin’ Shoes) 04:06
15. Ace In The Hole (Hi Roller) (From Sessions For Dixie Chicken) 03:28
16. Eldorado Slim (From Sessions For Dixie Chicken) 04:41
17. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (From Sessions For Feats Don’t Fail Me Now) 02:30
18. Brickyard Blues (From Sessions For Feats Don’t Fail Me Now) 03:01
19. All That You Dream (From Sessions For Feats Don’t Fail Me Now) 03:33
20. Down Below The Borderline (Lowell Demo) 01:54
21. Rockin’ Shoes I & II (Lowell Demo) 02:34
22. Front Page News (From Sessions For The Last Record Album) 04:44
23. High Roller (From Sessions For The Last Record Album) 03:47
24. Roll ‘Em Easy (From Sessions For Thanks I’ll Eat It Here) 02:40
25. Boogie Wigwam (Short Jazz Piece) (‘PZM’ Pressure Mic Demo) 01:10

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