Saturday, February 1, 2020


Artist: Little Feat
Title: Waiting for Columbus
Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog: 2BS  3140
Year: 1978
Genre: rock
Cover Design: Neon Park
Cover art:  Neon Park
Grade: **** stars

This double album live collection was a turntable mainstay for me when I was in college.  The mixture of rock, country and funkier moves was almost magical and I was always amazed and how good Little Feat sounded in a live setting.  Okay, the magic of post-production may have helped a little bit.  And then there was the late Neon Park's fascinating cover ...  "Waiting for Columbus"  was the seventh Little Feat album cover he designed  and with the possible exception of "Sailin' Shoes", the best.  If nothing else, it's the best album cover I've ever seen featuring an  anthropomorphic tomato.

There are lots of sites devoted to Park's career.  You can find one of the better ones, including some information on his links to Little Feat at this one:

and  anyone curious  to sample this wonderful album can start with "Fat Man In the Bathroom":

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