In 1972, Warner Brothers invested a fair bit in Little Feat, hired a hot-shot percussionist, Milt Holland, and a sure-fire producer, Ted Templeman, to create a hit single, written by Lowell George and Martin Kibbee. Kibbee changed his name to Fred Martin, so the song credit read an eye-catching ‘George Martin’. Easy To Slip is a belting song; bright, uplifting, beautifully sung by George in his most fetching auburn croon. What is there not to like. It bombed. Little Feat didn’t start making money until they were splitting up four years later. Nevertheless, Easy To Slip is a perfect single, more than matching any other Little Feat single and The Afterword knows Little Feat, being the beeze neeze, were not prone to releasing anything other than great singles.
What other records should have been a hit but the public, inexplicably, ignored?