Presenting another entry in our extensive Listening in Depth series with advice on what to listen for as you critically evaluate your copy of Hoy-Hoy.
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The recording quality of many of these songs is OUT OF THIS WORLD, as good as any rock record I can think of. Although Waiting For Columbus is arguably the best sounding live rock ‘n roll album ever made, some of the tracks on this album are every bit as good or BETTER. (And the promo EP is practically in a league of its own for sound!)
Little Feat’s studio recordings rarely did justice to the band’s energy and drive. With so many live tracks, this is the album that really shows the band at their enthusiastic best. If I were going to choose one Little Feat album to own, it would be hard to argue with this one musically, and sonically the stuff here just can’t be beat — if you are lucky enough to own a copy with Hot Stampers for all four sides, no mean feat.
A Quick Overview
Side one has two amazing sounding live cuts, as good as it gets and that’s no lie.
Side two starts out with Lonesome Whistle, one of the five best songs this band ever committed to tape.
Highlights on side three include Framed and Gringo, both with superb sound.
Side four has a live version of the song Two Trains, another one of their best recordings, followed by China White, the story of Lowell’s feelings toward cocaine. Dead at 33, rock and roll lost a giant when drugs brought him low. (more…)