Jul 22, 2012

Lowell George - Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here (1979)


Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here is Lowell George’s response to both Little Feat’s progressively complex fusion direction, and critics’ expectations of the solo record as the artist’s visionary statement. Stripping back his band’s pretensions, he gives the listener a set of originals and covers daringly organic and humble. He lets Toussaint have his What Do You Want the Girl to Do?, and refuses to compete with Ann Peebles on Can’t Stand the Rain. Warmly personal rather than visionary, his record pays tribute to the influences he lovingly aped on Dixie Chicken, and plays like a best-of as it so succinctly showcases his charm and simple genius

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