Spectacular Sleevenotes: Lowell George, Little Feat And The Last Record Album, 1975

The band’s association with Neon Park from their second album onward made for great packages

little feat

 

Little Feat records were something else, but then again Little Feat were something else.

 

sleevenotes-little feat

 

The music, of course, was the thing, but the band’s association with Neon Park from their second album onward made for great packages, topped off midway through the 70s by Lowell George’s hip/stoned/oblique liner notes.

 

little feat the last record album

 

little feat the last record album

 

The back cover design carried a couple of typically rogue elements; reproductions of hospital bills accrued by the late Richie Hayward after a motorbike accident and the listing for the absent song High Roller (with “maybe next time” scrawled over it).

The tape may be out of whack but this absolutely live rendition of Long Distance Love (shown on Old Grey Whistle Test at the time of the album’s release) captures the band in all their sinuous glory: