What can you say? Superb guitar licks, bouncy piano, snappy rhythms, and heart felt vocals. Not to mention excellent song-writing and a diverse collection. This disc has it all and is just plain awesome.
My millions of fans have surely noticed by this time that I'm working through a few "best of" lists, specifically the "Mojo Collection" from the English music magazine and "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". Such things are hardly definitive, never mind true - the contents of lists like this are a matter of personal taste, by definition. Furthermore, I don't expect to complete either list before I die, despite the title. (I'm also working my way through "1001 Books You Must Read Before You … more
Everything came together for Little Feat's third album. An expanded lineup gave the Feat a more supple rhythmic base, Lowell George penned some of his strongest numbers, and they developed an oozy studio sound that suited them to a T. The title track, "Fat Man in a Bathtub," and "Two Trains" distilled compounded rhythms, wailing background vocals, and adroit wordplay into an intoxicating soul-rock swill. In many ways,Dixie Chickenstands as a kind of kissing cousin to the Rolling Stones'Exile on Main Street, which hit the streets one year earlier. While not as expansive as the Stones' magnum opus, its highlights are every bit as spectacular.--Steve Stolder