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Lightning-Rod Man

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Lightning-Rod Man
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Lost
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Candy Cane Madness
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Slow Down
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Smile, Let Your Life Begin
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The Loved One
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Sleep Tonight
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No Place I'd Rather Be
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Hey Girl!
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Changes
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Candy Cane Madness (Live Version)
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Crack In Your Door
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Teenage Nervous Breakdown
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Framed
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Juliet
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 37:28

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really?

idlewildsouth

no little feat. no lowel george. except this?

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Please find something else

Music-fan

Not so good how about finding something by other Little feat members try Paul Barrere - On My Own Two Feet 1983, Real Lies - 1984 or If The Phone Don't Ring - 1995 all much better than this and all long deleted and needing to see the light of day again.

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a hoot

bigsteveno

If you love Lowell, you will want this album. Sure it's not as great as prime Little Feat, but it's a goofy psych kind of thing with Zappaesque touches. You can't always tell how serious they are about this stuff, and the results are often hilarious. I remember that in the notes Lowell referred to some of the tracks as 'indiscretions.' Not for the faint of heart but worth your time if you have an open mind and sense of fun. Or an interest in the roots of a great American artist.

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Hidden Gem...

Dvoodoo

This ain't Little Feat... and these are definitely not the musical works of their jaded junkie leader near the end of the road. But, if yer curious of the rawkin' roots of Lowell George, one hears the wild eyed innocent boy he once was. These innocently inspired & innovative garage rock era dirges and folksy jams fit with the heady hippie trippy daze of the latter 60's. Any true fan of the musical Nuggets from this era may enjoy the music, whether you care about it's associations with George or not. eMusic is about discovery, and if you've stumbled here, you have hit a hidden vein of a lost psychedelic place in time & space.

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Lowell George

ppalo

I have heard Lowell George many times with or with out Feat. This record does not sound like Lowell George and if its is God help us. This is horrible.

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Before emerging as a cult star in the 1970s, Lowell George was a presence on the L.A. folk-rock/psychedelic scene in the 1960s. With his group the Factory, he only managed to release one single during this time. Lightning-Rod Man rescues 15 tunes cut by this unit, including the single and over a dozen outtakes and demos. Almost exclusively original material, most of these tracks were recorded in 1966 and 1967. They show the group pursuing a slightly eccentric folk-rock vision that neither bears much similarity to George’s more famous work nor matches the best work done in this genre by their L.A. peers. At times they echo Kaleidoscope in their vaguely spacy, good-natured folkish rock; just as often, they take cues from Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa in their skewed blues-rock and obtuse songwriting. In fact, Zappa himself produced and played on a couple of the demos, and one-time Mothers of Invention members Elliot Ingber and Roy Estrada show up on a few others. A few songs cut toward the end of the decade feature a heavier, bluesier sound that show George edging in a different direction. An enjoyable vault find, but not a major revelation. – Richie Unterberger

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