As Little Feat
was disbanding in late 1978, their lead guitarist/songwriter Lowell George
recorded a solo album, Thanks I'll Eat It Here
, that sounded as loose and funky as the band in their prime. After its release the following year, he set out on tour to support the album. Sadly, George
died of a heart attack while on the road; he left behind a body of gritty, eclectic, and funky rock & roll. On the first five Little Feat
albums, his songwriting and instrumental talents are more apparent than on his solo effort, yet that doesn't detract from the record's pleasures.