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Little Feat — Let It Roll
Album: Let It Roll
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Released: 1988
Length: 4:29
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Rollin' down highway 95
Sailin' through her hometown countryside
Move on over stand astride
My cruise control's in overdrive
Need to take my baby for a ride

Ooo she's like a smooth stretch of highway
Ooo she's like a cool Summer breeze
If my motor's runnin' right, we might lose control tonight
Got the shape I love to squeeze, looks that bring me to my knees
Oh please, let it roll tonight

Might be doin' more thahn fifty-five
When I sit my baby right down by my side
Where the rubber hit the road
This rig don't dig no overload
Come on, and let my baby ride

Ooo she's like a smooth stretch of highway
Ooo she's like a cool Summer breeze
If my motor's runnin' right, we might lose control tonight
Got the shape I love to squeeze, looks that bring me to my knees
Oh please, let it roll tonight

Now I know just how heaven feels
When she reach beneath my big old steerin' wheel
Dyna flow, power glide
Bored and stroked, I'm satisfied
When I take my baby for a ride

Ooo she's like a smooth stretch of highway
Ooo she's like a cool Summer breeze
If my motor's runnin' right, we might lose control tonight
Got the shape I love to squeeze, looks that bring me to my knees
Oh please, let it roll tonight
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I agree with Jimmy Page. Little Feat has always been my favourite band; less so since Lowell's passing. I was lucky enough to see them a half dozen times when Lowell was still alive.
George_Tirebiter wrote:Trivia: Lead singer for this is Craig Fuller - ex-lead singer for Pure Prairie League.

{#Bananapiano}
Another Firesign Theater alumnus?

Also, a song good enough to reunite the best live band I've ever seen.
They should have a 12 for Little Feat songs. 

11 for ordinary stupendous songs.

10 maximum for everyone else. And that'd be stretching it. 
And who DOESN"T love some Little Feat?
 dnorton wrote:

cool tune
beats that sappy country garbage you here today



Country just sucks and always has
some serious jamming going on  here!
NEVA HERD B4 2NYT But it’s 💯 0 .42% Test it folks it’s pure joy
The heat is on, on the street
Inside your head, on every beat
And the beat's so loud, deep inside
The pressure's high, just to stay alive
'Cause the heat is on
One of the best things to come out of Laurel Canyon, and that's saying something!
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Trivia:  Lead singer for this is Craig Fuller - ex-lead singer for Pure Prairie League.

{#Bananapiano}


Did he ever find out what Amy's gonna' do?
cool tune
beats that sappy country garbage you here today
 rabaak wrote:
This is a great CD.
 
It's an even better album!
This is a great CD.
That's some good foot stompin' music!
the quintessential summer drive song
 
GREAT TUNE! ...............................
 cbhutchinson50 wrote:


 
Great track from an underrated album
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
Let it Roll. Indeed.

Image result for linus dancing gif
 

 jonahboo wrote:
welp
another Feat dude gone
RIP
PB
 
Oh wow, I didn't hear that.  Looking it up he was only 71 and from  where I'm standing that is too young!
welp
another Feat dude gone
RIP
PB
RIP Paul Barrere ... now I feel older. 
"Ooo she's like a smooth stretch of highway
Ooo she's like a cool Summer breeze"

(simple but descriptive lyrics) + (powerful horn section) = at least a NINE!

Don't know about the horns, but can I guess they're the Tower of Power?
Tasty horn arrangements on this one.  very nice.
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
Let it Roll. Indeed.

Image result for linus dancing gif
 
Amazing how Snoopy is in time with the beat. Love it!
Chair dance!!!!
Reaches for the mute button.....
There's a simple answer to why the R&R hall of Fame sucks, no Little Feat! Don't even think they've been considered.
Any song about road head deserves at least an 8
Ok...this is a good follow up to Jelly Roll Morton. Still vote to have someone upload for consideration..."Doctor Jazz" by Jools Holland off the Squeeze album 'Frank'.
Nothing like the original Little Feat...
The great thing about this band is they could hold it together on their own. Without Lowell.
 Faithful_Fool wrote:
Let it Roll. Indeed.

Image result for linus dancing gif
 
HAHA THE PERFECT GIF!!
Well played...
Sweet as F?£$
Crank it !!!!!
{#Motor}                {#Motor}                {#Motor}
Trivia:  Lead singer for this is Craig Fuller - ex-lead singer for Pure Prairie League.

{#Bananapiano}
We played this when I was in marching band in college. What a rush.
Let it Roll. Indeed.

Image result for linus dancing gif
Still annoying 
{#Bananasplit}
Me likes this!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
I like this.  The instrumental part seemed to be used whenever there was a whacky chase scene in 1980's movies.
woooo-fukkin'-hooooo baby this piece cooks!!!   : )
Would love to see these guys live. I bet they play an incredibly tight set.
{#Fever} there are some extended versions of this floating around outthere / highly recommend checking those out as well !
I'm so thankful for the day I discovered RP!  {#Heartkiss}
January 1, 2016!!!
great song even with out Lowell g is good stuff !
Yes.
Wooohoooowww!{#Bananasplit}
Wow - never heard this before.  Totally rocking.  Lots of bands could good learn from this.
Best of post-LG Feat. Exhilarating live.
 WonderLizard wrote:
I bought the CD on the strength of this cut, and I recall being disappointed that the balance wasn't as energetic or even interesting as "Let It Roll." Now I have to go back and listen to it again—hopefully, I was young and impatient, and the disc is a rediscovered gem. Let you know how it turns out.

 
How did it turn out?  ;-)
Happy Feet.
Fingers snapping.
HELP!! I was too late for the PSD button!!

This is one of there best songs in my opinion.
Does not sound anything like Little Feat.
Only a passing resemblance to the real Little Feat.
I bought the CD on the strength of this cut, and I recall being disappointed that the balance wasn't as energetic or even interesting as "Let It Roll." Now I have to go back and listen to it again—hopefully, I was young and impatient, and the disc is a rediscovered gem. Let you know how it turns out.
 Cynaera wrote:
Otomi and BusinessGypsy - I have that page bookmarked and will mosey through it when I have a day off. Meanwhile, I'm too busy dancing to this song.  (That Bill chose to follow it with "Wheels" by Cake is a total mystery to me. Talk about quashing a good groove...)
 
That segue just happened again. "Quashing a groove" is an understatement, and it's totally unfair to Cake as it highlights their basic amateurism.
I think this is their best album. Every song is good.
Saw them "trying out" this tour in a small club in Pittsburgh, (Graffiti):  there couldn't have been more than 300 people in a sweaty summer room:  these were MUSICIANS!!!   We danced all night!!
Smokin'!
Otomi and BusinessGypsy - I have that page bookmarked and will mosey through it when I have a day off. Meanwhile, I'm too busy dancing to this song.  (That Bill chose to follow it with "Wheels" by Cake is a total mystery to me. Talk about quashing a good groove...)
Businessgypsy wrote:
A Pearl! Thanks so much for sharing your insight and memories. I imagine he was a challenging, extraordinary person to befriend - which speaks volumes about you.
 
I'm just glad I had a chance to know Marty for a while before he left us. There's a Wikipedia article with a biographical sketch that gives some insight into his character.
 Otomi wrote:
I agree, gypsy. I watched over Marty "Neon Park" Muller's shoulder as he worked out this hard edge technique. Using acrylics on canvas, he would paint one image, then lay out strips of masking tape to block part of it, then paint another image on top. Removing the tape revealed the juxtaposed double image. (The trick to prevent the paint from bleeding under the tape is to go over the latter with a wash of diluted matte medium to seal the edges.) Marty, with his characteristic humor, told me he was going for the effect of "a video image made by someone who doesn't know anything about video images." Anybody interested in his work can see a series of gallery pieces using the same technique here (don't forget to use the "Go To Next Page" links at the bottom of each page).
 A Pearl! Thanks so much for sharing your insight and memories. I imagine he was a challenging, extraordinary person to befriend - which speaks volumes about you.

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Some of Neon Park's finest work on this cover. Rest in peace, you bizarre genius.
 
I agree, gypsy. I watched over Marty "Neon Park" Muller's shoulder as he worked out this hard edge technique. Using acrylics on canvas, he would paint one image, then lay out strips of masking tape to block part of it, then paint another image on top. Removing the tape revealed the juxtaposed double image. (The trick to prevent the paint from bleeding under the tape is to go over the latter with a wash of diluted matte medium to seal the edges.) Marty, with his characteristic humor, told me he was going for the effect of "a video image made by someone who doesn't know anything about video images." Anybody interested in his work can see a series of gallery pieces using the same technique here (don't forget to use the "Go To Next Page" links at the bottom of each page).
Some of Neon Park's finest work on this cover. Rest in peace, you bizarre genius.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I saw them do this live at Humboldt State University gym in 1989 or 90 - somebody had a gallon of Peppermint Schnapps going around - w00t!  What a great show.  {#Bananajam}
 

I was there (though I'm thinking more like '88-'89 -anyway the "Let It Roll" tour at HSU)! I missed the Schnapps but WOW what a performance. Hooked since and got to see them in Marin this summer.
I think this was Little Feat's best album. There are a lot of great songs on this disk
 WayUpNorth wrote:
DBA forgotten fave!  Gotta put this on my driving mix!

 
It's been on mine for awhile along with:

Ghost Riders in the Sky - Outlaws
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Hitchin A Ride - Boston
I Drove All Night - Cindi Lauper
Jet City Woman - Queensryche
Lady Red Light - Great White
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
No Turning Back - The Sherbs
Over The Mountain - Ozzy
Play With Me - Extreme (just because of the insane guitar work that keeps me awake)
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Runnin' Down  A Dream - Tom Petty
Shake The Devil - Tommy Bolin
Silent Running - Mike & The Mechanics
Somebody's Out There - Triumph
Street of Dreams - Rainbow
Take it Easy - Eagles
Back On The Road Again - REO Speedwagon
Birds Fly - Icicle Works
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant

And many more!


Ohhhh - Little Feat! This song just drags me kicking and screaming out of a depression and makes me dance like a spastic fool. Gimme this in an IV, and I'll be hooked up for the rest of my life. {#Bananasplit}
love tight bands! these guys know how to get it done...
Oh yes. Doesn't get much better than this.

Not usually my taste, but I dig this song for some reason. I think it's time to party!!!
DBA forgotten fave!  Gotta put this on my driving mix!

best of Feat after Lowell

Little Feat - "Fat Man In The Bathtub" Live (1975):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkZsSydzQjM

What's happening here? I'm dancing like John Belushi in Blues Brothers! Oh no (oh yes!) this song is enchanted. Now, where are those dancing bananas?
{#Bananasplit}


I saw them do this live at Humboldt State University gym in 1989 or 90 - somebody had a gallon of Peppermint Schnapps going around - w00t!  What a great show.  {#Bananajam}
Break out the dancing bananas again!
feats don't fail me now . . . 
let it roll on thru the night . . .  


{#Dancingbanana}Gosh I do love me some Little Feat.  

This is such a great album. I wish we would hear some other songs from it. 
seen these guy in 76 in KC in a bright red orange truimph burning a fat one with the top off. sweet good old days!{#Devil_pimp}{#Motor}{#Fire}

Caught a few incarnations of this band playing acoustic in some small ampitheatre off of topango canyon, back in the 90s when i lived there.  Always a great surprise. 


Probably worth about a half second off your quarter-mile time.
Foot loose foot loose...repeat to fade
Recommend everyone to get this Album its a Knockout all the way through.. Long Live R.R.
 linden wrote:
I loved playing this song in college marching band. Good times.
 
Now yours is a marching band I would have gladly stuck around for instead of hitting the wineskin under the bleachers at halftime. 

I like both the song and the album very much. Back when my ex and I spent a lot of time exploring the California deserts this was one of our staples. It brings back great (and wistful) memories.
wow
first play on RP in 2002 and second in 2007?  much head scratching here
8

To echo what others have said here, it's not Lowell-esque, but it is a lot of fun.  Tough not to break out the dancing bananas for this one.  Oh, what the hell!

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Great song!
 bpkengor wrote:


I read a review around the time of the release of this album. The writer noted that the new line up was great but without Lowell George, they just didn't sound dangerous anymore. Made sense to me. I always had a sense that Lowell George was right on the edge of a cliff.

 

Completely agree.  This tune, though, is one of the rare post Lowell high water marks.


"Feats" always make me feel good in any incarnation.  Nope, it's not Lowell and that era band, but they still put plenty of energy into their work.  Saw them live about 7 years ago and they rocked the house!
They just ain't the same...
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
bpkengor wrote:
I read a review around the time of the release of this album. The writer noted that the new line up was great but without Lowell George, they just didn't sound dangerous anymore. Made sense to me. I always had a sense that Lowell George was right on the edge of a cliff.

Takes me back to undergraduate days in DC.  Lowell George played a concert at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University and then went back to the Marriott and died. 


I loved playing this song in college marching band. Good times.
ack! {#Puke} feels like 80's pop hits stuff. How about Dixie Chicken instead?
mandolin wrote:
...there's some very similar-sounding song which was featured prominently in an eighties action-comedy; it's on the tip of my ear and i remember it being all over top 40 radio at the time...

Beverly Hills Cop?

"If my motor's runnin' right, we might lose control tonight" --one of the most unintentionally funny lines written. I always thought this was a Greg Allman tune in his bloated druggie days, like the horrid "I'm no angel" :confused: . I like the Feat plenty, but this tune is just a viagra away from has been ville. I'll pass on this "I'm still an immature 60 year old bad boy as long as I can find my bifocals and geritol" genre, and forgive the Feat for a momentary lapse. I'm sure this is a fun tune for some people, and that's cool.
Bill Payne on keys. :notworthy:
mandolin wrote:
...there's some very similar-sounding song which was featured prominently in an eighties action-comedy; it's on the tip of my ear and i remember it being all over top 40 radio at the time...
"I ain't afraid of no ghost?"
sharkartist wrote:
I was rather ambivilent when I heard that the surviving Feats were regrouping 10 years after Lowell's passing. To my delight, the addition of Craig Fuller and Fred Tackett worked out great. This song rocks and the first several releases with this line-up were great records. Still prefer the Lowell era stuff but you gotta give credit to the great musicians the survivng members are.
I read a review around the time of the release of this album. The writer noted that the new line up was great but without Lowell George, they just didn't sound dangerous anymore. Made sense to me. I always had a sense that Lowell George was right on the edge of a cliff.
This has dancin nanners written aaaaaall over it! :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: Aaaaaw hell yeah!
YourNameHere wrote:
Ditto... Especially this album. I think Bonnie Raitt contributed to this album too. Great stuff.
Bonnie absolutely contributed to this release. Like, one of her favorite bands regroups and she wouldn't join in in the fun? Still, I miss Lowell on a profound level.
sharkartist wrote:
I was rather ambivilent when I heard that the surviving Feats were regrouping 10 years after Lowell's passing. To my delight, the addition of Craig Fuller and Fred Tackett worked out great. This song rocks and the first several releases with this line-up were great records. Still prefer the Lowell era stuff but you gotta give credit to the great musicians the survivng members are.
Ditto... Especially this album. I think Bonnie Raitt contributed to this album too. Great stuff.
bobrk wrote:
My band plays this. I've never heard it before!
:stupid: So, uh, what do you think of this song you're covering?
Come on, ya can\'t help but tap your foot, admit it.
Rich man\'s Lynyrd Skynyrd?
bobrk wrote:
My band plays this. I've never heard it before!
uhh....
My band plays this. I\'ve never heard it before!
:bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dance: :clap: :boohoo: :whistle: :bounce: :cheers: :clap: :drummer: :moon: :kiss: :music: :nyah: :war: :yell: :propeller:
Don't they use this song in movies when there's a wacky chase scene?
...there's some very similar-sounding song which was featured prominently in an eighties action-comedy; it's on the tip of my ear and i remember it being all over top 40 radio at the time...
Good Choice! Love this one!!! :bananapiano: :dancingbanana: :guitarist: :drummer: :dance: Solid 9.