Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Two Favorite Albums : In The Dark & Feats Don't Fail me Now

September 1974

Episode date - September 24, 2014

The Time Was
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    By the mid-‘70s, pop music began to get more than a little bit weird, but there was still plenty of great stuff lingering on the periphery of popular trends.

    Two of my all-time favorite albums turned forty this month, and they both sound as fresh to me now as they did when I first heard them. When “In the Dark” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” were released in September 1974, I was a fifteen year-old kid looking for something that I loved, but I also wanted to find music that would project a musical taste that gave me a unique identity, something apart from the huge acts that dominated the playlists of most classmates.

    It took me a year to discover both of them, but they completely changed my taste and altered the way that I thought about pop music. These albums affected me in a profoundly powerful way, so much so that I still feel a strong tie to Toots and the Maytals and Little Feat (as they existed in the seventies). Here are a few reasons for my lifelong passion;

    Got to Be There - Toots and the Maytals (“In the Dark”)

    In the Dark - Toots and the Maytals (“In the Dark”)

    Time Tough - Toots and the Maytals (“In the Dark”)

    54-46 Was My Number - Toots and the Maytals (“In the Dark”)

    Rock and Roll Doctor – Little Feat (“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”)

    Oh Atlanta – Little Feat (“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”)

    Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – Little Feat (“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”)

    The Fan – Little Feat (“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”)

    Cold, Cold, Cold/Tripe Face Boogie – Little Feat (“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”)

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