Progmeister Reviews: Little Feat, Glasgow O2 ABC, Feb 3rd, 2013
First sorry about no content in last month , but I am afraid I was very ill with a virus. So without further ado here is my review of a truly great night with the Dixie Chickens (aka Little Feat).
“OH GLASGOW” – BAND ON STAGE 20.20 OFFSTAGE (AS PER CURFEW GRRR!!!!) 22.05 (Crowd Number Approx 5000/Sellout)(RATING – 5 Bottleneck Slides Out of 5!)
Weather that you wouldnt put milk bottles out in (anyone remember them), and still the feat army turned up, on a Sunday night to boot, 5000 making the effort to see what has always been a consistent masterclass in Southern Fried Boogie. New, old & special songs – The feat know what their crowd wants & duly deliver … and more. The six members just casually wander on to the stage with no announcement & play; this is their first time in Glasgow for around 4 years & boy do they want to make up for lost time, launching into “TIME LOVES A HERO” & warming up while playing to a crescendo, this classic slide- driven song with FRED TACCHETTE & PAUL BARREREE trading licks like no tomorrow. They then proceeded to play & visibly enjoy their “GLASGOW JAM SESSION” – anybody not initiated will not know a LITTLE FEAT gig is just one long glorious jam of varying types of music from Atlanta Georgia. Classics followed - ”FAT MAN IN THE BATHTUB”, an amazing highlight of these, along with very emotional “WILLING/THE WEIGHT”, dedicated to fallen brothers LOWELL GEORGE (slide genius of the 70′s) & Mr Drums “RICHIE HAYWARD”; RIP boys, never forgotten. The usual curfew (don’t get me started) of 22.00 was almost met after showstoppers SPANISH MOON & DIXIE CHICKEN - And that was it, lots of thank yous & waves then they were gone! After the show I was privileged to meet KENNY GRADNEY (BASS PLAYER) for just 5 minutes & what a nice unassuming guy he was. He summed up the night perfectly “GLASGOW, LITTLE FEAT, BEERS & MOST OF ALL YOU GUYS, HEAVEN”. I shook his hand & wandered off satisfied into the Glasgow night whistling LITTLE FEAT tunes …….. As I have done since 1976 oh yeah !
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