Lowell George was an important part of the Little Feat mystique. A strong part. Once a member of Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, George eventually formed Little Feat. That was back in 1971 when the first album by Little Feat was released. After the eponymous debut issued on Warner Brothers Records, there were six others with Lowell George, the last finished after his untimely death in 1979 at the age of 34. The last Lowell George fueled Little Feat was Down On the Farm (1979.) Of course, Little Feat would go on to release nine more LPs.
But Little Feat was not Lowell George’s entire existence. There was his one solo album, Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here was released in 1979, delighting a loyal fanbase. That album enjoyed a rich lineup of studio guests. Unfortunately, not long after release, Lowell George succumbed to heart failure. But his efforts live on in his music.
On August 25, Friday Music will reissue Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here in a remastered Deluxe Edition that will offer two bonus tracks (“Heartaches”, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do” – Mono 45 Promo).
Even better than this news is that Friday Music plans the remastering series of Little Feat albums.