A White Hot side one mated to a Super Hot side two make this our big shootout winner this time around. Incidentally our last time around for Little Feat’s fourth album was 2008 for those of you keeping track at home; yes, it’s getting mighty hard to find clean copies of practically all the pre-Waiting For Columbus titles.
The good news we have to offer this time as opposed to last is that we can now clearly say that Feats Don’t Fail Me Now is the best sounding album of the first four the band recorded. We think the songs are great too; we would hope that goes without saying.
Waiting For Columbus — their live masterpiece and inarguably the definitive recording statement by the band — has at least one song from this album on each of its four sides. That ought to tell you something.
If only we could find good sounding copies! But enough about that album. Let’s talk about this one. (more…)