1979 Lowell George – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here

Thanks, I’ll Eat it Here is the title of the only solo album by the late rock and roll singer-songwriter Lowell George. While George is best known for his work with Little Feat, by 1977 Lowell felt that they were moving increasingly into jazz-rock, a form in which he felt little interest. As a result, he began working on his own album. Thanks I’ll Eat it Here is an eclectic mix of styles reminiscent of Little Feat’s earlier albums – in particular Dixie Chicken, on which the track Two Trains originally appeared. The album was released just before the death of Lowell George in 1979 and has cover art by Neon Park (a feature of almost all Little Feat albums) containing several pop-/cult references including a picnic scene, mirroring Édouard Manet’s “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe”, which shows Bob Dylan, Fidel Castro and Marlene Dietrich as Der Blaue Engel with an open copy of Howl beside them.

Tracks

1  What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint) 4:48
2  Honest Man (Lowell George, Fred Tackett) 3:45
3  Two Trains (Lowell George) 4:36
4  Can’t Stand The Rain (Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller) 3:21
5  Cheek To Cheek (Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee) 2:24
6  Easy Money (Rickie Lee Jones) 3:31
7  20 Million Things (Lowell George, Jed Levy) 2:51
8  Find A River (Fred Tackett) 3:44
9  Himmler’s Ring (Jimmy Webb) 2:31
10  Heartache (Lowell George, Ivan Ulz) 2:28

Media

Musicians

BassChuck Rainey
BassDennis Belfield
BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsMike Baird
DrumsRichie Hayward
DrumsChili Charles
DrumsFloyd Sneed
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarLuis Damian
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSteve Bruton
GuitarRon Koss
GuitarLowell George
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsBill Payne
KeyboardsJimmie Greenspoon
OrganPeggy Sandvig
PianoGordon De Witty
PianoDavid Foster
PianoNicky Hopkins
HornBruce Paulson
HornsJoel Peskin
SaxJerry Jumonville
SaxJohn Phillips
TrumpetSteve Madaio
HarpArthur Gerst
ViolinBobby Bruce
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis
Background VocalsDixon, Maxine
Background VocalsThe Waters
Background VocalsJohn David Souther
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsRobert Gutierrez
Background VocalsBonnie Raitt
VocalsValerie Carter
VocalsLowell George

Liner Notes

Producer – Lowell George
Creative Director (Creative Guidance) – Elizabeth George
Engineer – Donn Landee, George Massenburg
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick
Mastered By – Darrell Johnson
Mixed By – Ray Thompson

Art Direction, Painting (Cover) – Neon Park
Design – Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield
Photography By – Bob Marks, Elizabeth George, Nancy Goldfarb

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Mastered At – JVC Cutting Center
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles