I’ve been a Little Feat fan since there first record came out in 1971. There are 4 eras of Little Feat. # 1. Is the Lowell George era, and my favorite era of the band. This was 1971 to 1979. During this time they made 9 LP’s! My favorites were “The Last Record Album”, “Time Loves A Hero” and there Live Double LP “Waiting for Columbus”! What I loved about Little Feat were the songs Lowell George wrote! His Slide Guitar playing and his vocals were such a joy to listen too! Plus Richie Hayward is still one of favorite drummers, the guy was amazing! Lowell George died in 1979 and the band broke up.
The second era, 1987 to 1993. In 1987 Little Feat got back together with Craig Fuller and Fred Tackett, taking the place of George. This lineup’s first LP “Let It Roll” was my favorite! Most of the songs were written by Craig Fuller, and the songs reminded me a lot of Lowell George! In 1993 Craig Fuller quit the band.
The third era, 1993 to 2009. Little Feat asked Shaun Murphy to join the band! I love Shaun’s singing! I saw this lineup about 15 times, and always enjoyed there concerts! My favorite CD during this time period was a Live CD called “Live from Neon Park”. Shaun kept taking time off from the band to tour with the “Bob Seger Band”. I don’t think the members of Little Feat were too happy with her, because they kicked her out of the band in 2009. 2009 to the present time, I have lost interest in Little Feat. Richie Hayward died in 2010, and nothing against Paul Barrere, love listening to him sing his songs, but his voice bores me when he sings the Lowell George songs.
When I think back over the years, some of those Little Feat Concerts were some of the best concerts I ever attended!