1974 Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Feats Don’t Fail Me Now is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1974. The cover was designed by Neon Park.

According to Richie Hayward, “Wait Till the Shit Hits the Fan” dates back to their debut but the band had trouble recording it on the last two albums due to its irregular 7
8 meter. It was scrapped until the sessions for this album when it was recorded live in the studio as “The Fan” while the original version appeared on Hotcakes & Outtakes: 30 Years Of Little Feat.

In 2000 it was voted number 718 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums

Tracks

1  Rock And Roll Doctor (Fred Martin; Lowell George) 02:58
2  Oh, Atlanta (Bill Payne) 03:29
3  Skin It Back (Paul Barrere) 04:12
4  Down The Road (Lowell George) 03:45
5  Spanish Moon (Lowell George) 03:06
6  Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (Fred Martin; Lowell George; Paul Barrere) 02:27
7  The Fan (Bill Payne; Lowell George) 04:29
8  Medley Cold Cold Cold Tripe Face Boogie (Lowell George; Richie Hayward; Bill Payne) 09:59

Media

Musicians

BassKenny Gradney
DrumsRichie Hayward
GuitarLowell George
GuitarPaul Barrere
KeyboardsBill Payne
Background VocalsBonnie Raitt
Background VocalsEmmylou Harris
Background VocalsFran Tate
VocalsBill Payne
VocalsLowell George
VocalsPaul Barrere

Musicians

On the single version of Spanish Moon (according the box set Hotcakes & Outtakes, released in 2000) :

BassKenny Gradney
DrumsFred White
ClavinetGordon DeWitty
SaxLenny Pickett
SaxSteve Kupka
SaxEmilio Castillo
TromboneMic Gilette
TrumpetGreg Adams
TrumpetMic Gilette

Liner Notes

Producer – Lowell George
Producer – Van Dyke Parks (Track 5)
Producer (Assistance) – Clyde Bakkemo
Producer (Executive) – Mo Ostin
Coordinator – Gölen Olson-Logan
Engineer – Sneed Urn

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Design – Neon Park
Photography By – Mary Lowenbach

Recorded At Blue Seas Recording Studios
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Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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