Finally - after all these years - A Lowell era Feat video!
Don Kehoe | Woodbury, MN United States | 04/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video has been bootlegged for years, but those bootleg copies were always grainy, especially if you were using VHS. Finally, an authorized version! Lowell's widow, Elizabeth George, and Little Feat worked with the RockPalast people to release this video.If it's at least as good as the bootlegged versions, it's well worth the money. It was recorded in 1977, about the time that Waiting For Columbus (which is on quite a few best-live-album-ever lists) was recorded. This video is a great archive of that era.Set list: Skin It Back - Fat Man In The Bath Tube - Oh Atlanta - Day At The Dog Races - All That You Dream - Old Folks Boogie - Dixie Chicken - Tribe-Face Boogie - Feats Don't Fail Me Now - Willin - Rocket In My Pocket."
A MUST HAVE DVD for Lowell George Little Feat fans
Don Kehoe | 01/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can only reiterate what most of the other folks have already said here. It is absolutely wonderful to have this fantastic live concert video of Little Feat filmed during their classic & most memorable days. Especially after having viewed this same material on poor quality bootleg VHS tapes over the years. The digital quality is terrific. You have a choice of 3 audio setups: the 5.1 Dolby Surround, the original mono, or commentary by Paul Barrere, Bill Payne & Elizabeth George over the music. But, the absolute gem here is the bonus track Cold, Cold, Cold that appears at the end. It is not from the 1977 Rockpalast show. It is a perfect quality, professionally filmed color video of Little Feat live at a daytime, outdoor venue during what appears to be about 1974 (maybe 75). I viewed this DVD for the 1st time this evening, and when this part came up at the end I thought I was dreaming. I've been a Little Feat fan for 25 years & I've never even heard of this video. Even Barrere & Payne are mystified by the date & venue in the commentary. All I can say about this snippet is: I WISH I COULD SEE MORE. This DVD is a MUST for Lowell George Little Feat fans."
G. J Wiener | Westchester, NY USA | 09/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some people may see there's nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert. But for me there is nothing quite as captivating as seeing Little Feat. These guys add so many delectable colorings that its a true pleasure for repeated listenings. Watching Billy Payne and Paul Barrere trade piano and guitar riffs at the beginning of Dixie Chicken is pure heaven. A Day At The Dog Races and Feats Don't Fail Me Now are other highlights as the band really smokes with spirit. Some of the picture content is questionable(where was the camera when Sam Clayton had his cameo vocal on Old Folks Boogie). Its quite interesting hearing so much of Ritchie Hayward on background vocals. At times due to the sound, it sounds like he's the lead vocalist. Some people may be bothered by this but I like Ritchie's harmony vocals and of course his superb drumming.Anyway, its been a long time comming that is the wait for this video. Lowell George was a very inspirational musician and its great that this video is finally available to the public through its proper channels. I already reviewed this video back on September 19, 2000. But the Amazon button cued me to write one anyway so I am merely repeating what I wrote with this disclaimer. Hopefully, this bug will get fixed!"
This DVD is a 'Must Have' for anyone who knows Little Feat
Mike Mead | Plano, Texas USA | 06/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just finished watching the Rockpalast DVD and was absolutely thrilled. I followed Little Feat since 1973-74 when they played in the small clubs in Dallas like Gurtie's, and Armadillo World Hqrts in Austin, and watching this DVD made me feel like I was there all over again. The quality of the video is great (given the technology of the 70's), camera angles great, the sound is enhanced mono (surround-sound), but nevertheless teriffic. The best part is seeing Lowell George playing with the group. If you are a true Little Feat fan who, like me, has listened to the band from the beginning, you need this DVD!"