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Classic Album Review: Little Feat | Raw Tomatos Vol. One

The beloved icons pluck 31 oldies, rarities & live cuts from throughout their career.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


WHO THEY ARE: Beloved L.A. icons Little Feat were formed way back in the ’60s by idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Lowell George. Despite his 1979 death from a heart attack, the restlessly eclectic and relentlessly funky ensemble of crack players have carried on, maintaining their near-legendary cult stardom thanks to a slate of ’70s FM-rock staples like Dixie Chicken, Rock ’N Roll Doctor and Willin’.

WHAT THIS IS: Raw Tomatos Vol. One is the first of several retrospective releases the surviving bandmembers have released on their own Hot Tomato label. With 31 songs spread out over two discs, the set unearths oldies, rarities and live cuts from various versions of the long-running group — including the most recent incarnation, which features nearly all the key members, along with female vocalist Shaun Murphy.