What does it sound like?:
A documentary about Little Feat’s charismatic front man and muse, from childhood through to his death. Lots of clips, rare photos and talking heads, pretty much unanimously agreeing he was incredibly talented and burned himself out before he could fulfil his potential. No family or band members were involved, or really famous collaborators such as Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt or Bonnie Raitt, but rather people who worked with him in the studio or in pre Feat band The Factory. It is non the worse for it. Famous heads would have been unable to resist talking about themselves, but the participants clearly saw him for what he was and talked in detail about real stuff, such as George Massenburg who taught Lowell the studio, or Russ Titleman who produced the first album.
What does it all *mean*?
One of this correspondent’s favourite artists, a 2 hour love in on the great man is a joy. I learned some new stuff and heard some old faves, plus, frankly, 2 hours of Lowell and the Feat in any format can only make life better (I write as one with manflu…).
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