Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2015

Live Music On German TV # 6

Back in the late 70s / early 80s it was a change in musical preferences. Lot's of people were based in traditional common music - the others had open ears for the new sounds British punk rock bands offered to us. In this time there were less bands you could agree to both parties. One of them were Little Feat. They made a very unique sound, influenced by traditional R'n'B, Funk and Soul. I was a huge fan of their music in these times. First was the voice of Lowell George with his nasal sound. Second was the arrangements in their songs. They combined the slide guitar on a funky, laid back groove. I remember one day when the first real discotheque closed their doors back in 1980. This location was the first real location we had in my hometown where they played very different music that we used to listen to. Frequented mostly by GI's from nearby. And so we got lead to the music of James Brown, Temptations, The Doors and the whole psychedelic stuff. And of curse it was a place where were was dealt with drugs. For me and my lads it was a place where you are close to the 'real tough guys'. This location was closed down because the owners couldn't stand the pressure of of the public guidelines any more. On the last day they made an auction of their records. One of the records I got there was Little Feat's record from 1974 Feats Don't Fail Me Now. This album was very mint but it is still a memory to a place I used to hit often.

Enjoy this little gems and have a good time.

1 Kommentar:

gaforsyth hat gesagt…

Walter, that is a fantastic version of Dixie Chicken, better than the album. Really enjoyed all the tracks, though, but that first is stand-out.