A1: EASY TO SLIP (3:19); A2: COLD, COLD, COLD (3:58); A3: TROUBLE (2:15); A4: TRIPE FACE BOOGIE (3:14); A5: WILLIN’ (2:54); A6: A APOLITICAL BLUES (3:25).
B1: SAILIN’ SHOES (2:49); B2: TEENAGE NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (2:10); B3: GOT NO SHADOW (5:05); B4: CAT FEVER (4:35); B5: TEXAS ROSE CAFE (3:43).
CATEGORY: POP-ROCK | DURATION: 37 MINUTES
From the moment of its inception, rock and roll music was in a constant state of metamorphosis. Notions of “classic rock” were barely established before being subjected to assault by wave after wave of experimentation and mutation, so much so that by the mid-70s classic rock would itself become an irrelevant aberration. But in 1971, classic rock could still throw up new and enduring exemplars, and one of those was Little Feat’s second album Sailin’ Shoes. Formed by Lowell George in 1969 – around the time George was playing on the Performance soundtrack sessions – Little Feat were masters of pop-rock songcraft in styles ranging from ballads to boogie. Legend tells that Sailin’ Shoes was one of the most played albums during the recording sessions for the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street, and it is certainly one of the few classic rock albums which can be referenced in such exalted company.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”