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Little Feat — Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie
Album: Feats Don't Fail Me Now
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6.7

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Total ratings: 1075









Released: 1974
Length: 9:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Cold, cold, cold
Cold, cold, cold
Freezing, it was freezing in that hotel
I had no money, my special friend was gone
The TV set was busted so she went along
I called room, room service,
I'm down here on my knees
I said a peach or a pear, or a coconut please,
But they was cold

Well it's been a month since I seen my girl
Or a dime to make the call
'Cause it passed me up, or it passed me by,
Or I couldn't decide at all
And I'm mixed up, I'm so mixed up
Don't you know I'm lonely
All the things I had to do
I had to fall in love
You know she's cold

Cold, cold, cold
Cold, cold, cold
That woman is freezing, freezing cold
Well I tried everything to warm her up
Now I'm living in this cold hotel
'Cause she passed me, up or she passed me by,
Or I couldn't decide at all
And I'm mixed up, I'm so mixed up
Don't you know I'm lonely
Of all the things I had to do
I had to fall in love
You know she's cold

Turn your clock back woman when you see me comin' round
My feet don't, feet don't even touch the ground
Yah, ya know she's cold
Oh she's cold (cold)
Ya know she's cold (cold)
Know she's cold (cold)
Cold (cold, cold, cold)

Buffaloed in Buffalo
And I was entertained in Houston
New York, yew nork, you got to choose one
Cause it's a tripe face boogie
Going to boogie my sneakers away

Well I don't want your money
And I don't want your time
Please don't tripe me honey
And I'll give you back your dime

It's a hype face boogie
going to boogie my sneakers away

Now I don't dig potato chips
And I can't dig torts
But you can tripe my guacamole baby (it's a guaca)
Tripe my shorts
'Cause it's a hype case boogie gonna boogie my scruples away

Hype boogie, tripe boogie, hype boogie
All night long

You bring your guitar, I'll bring the wine
Gonna tripe my guacamole baby just a one more time
Cause It's a tripe face boogie
I said look out!
Give tripe face his way
I said lookout!
Give tripe face his day
I said lookout!
Comments (287)add comment
 MilesW wrote:


well, that youtube link didn´t copy right (no pun intended) 
 
search youtube for "little feat interview essen" 
 MilesW wrote:
Listen to ém here, with Lowell on slide...

;ab_channel=WornFender
 

well, that youtube link didn´t copy right (no pun intended) 
Listen to ém here, with Lowell on slide...

;ab_channel=WornFender
HOT DAMN that song rocks
Love it, but think I like the WFC live version even more!
Anything Little Feat only an average 6.7 is unthinkable
Love how they kick into full boogie mode halfway through.  Soon to be a lost art, the boogie.
The very definition of boogie. In fact, after this song, I am going to go boogie my scruples away.
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is a sham, no Feat!
It's just like Beethoven and Stravinsky mixed heading heading to Jimi and ending in one of Rock's most talented groups. Love them Little Feat!
I think if you eat some tripe (aka chittlin),  then you make a face (a  tripe face) and then you got to dance ( a boogie).  

It happened to me once. 
Go ahead...smell mah feat...{#Roflol}
I didn't go to MoMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art until I was in my 20's so as a teen exploring the rows of albums at Tower Records was an afternoon of high art to my dazzled young eyes and mind, so super with this kinda music playing the whole time : )
Hey Steely D,

Many years ago I gave two albums to a dear friend: this one and Steely Dan's Katy Lied.

The albums covers were works of art and made quite the impression. The music was sublime.     
Real musicians playing real music.
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
God... that ending is pants!!

 
It could end a little more quickly for my tastes. It just goes on too long and all over the place and I love LF. Not sure how this gets played in full but RP only plays the badly edited version of "In The Court of the Crimson King."
Feats r outrageous!
 Rotterdam wrote:
Hmmm. I think I'm beginning to get it. I have rated this as a 3 up to now, but have to move it up to a 7. Eureka!

 
Welcome to the club! Keep listening. Lowell and the boys will win you over, if you give 'em half a chance!
One of the most under-rated RnR bands of the 20th century!
 
This starts my morning out right!  Thanks Bill!
Good set this morning!
 zillah wrote:
Ok, call me nuts, but this is one of the best LF tracks, hands down.{#Dancingbanana}

 
Hello Nuts. This is a freakin' great LF track.
Hmmm. I think I'm beginning to get it. I have rated this as a 3 up to now, but have to move it up to a 7. Eureka!
Ok, call me nuts, but this is one of the best LF tracks, hands down.{#Dancingbanana}
Yahoo! That's the best I could do.
I never was much of a Little Feat fan, but they put on one of the best live shows I've ever seen at the Armadillo in 1974.  I might have mentioned that before.  I'm getting somewhat repetitious in my dotage.
 Pedro1874 wrote:

Former member after all these years?  Has he finally left his hotel room?  Has he run out of 10's?  Can anyone shed any light on Romeotuma's departure?
 
I am the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...

everybody in my alien space craft loves this great groovy song...  hope life is grand for you these days, Pedro1874...
Now I get it.
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
God... that ending is pants!!

 
Good God.... it hasn't finished..... Arrgggghhhh
God... that ending is pants!!
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Sam Clayton - a voice so low it rumbles out of the earphones.

 
indeed, but Lowell George sings this...
The reason why little feat never eclipsed the grateful dead had precious little to do with musicianship
I do not recall ever getting high at a party and NOT hearing this album back then
A little Fog Hat boogie after this would be nice…. 
I used to work in a shop with a guy, a real Yorkshire tyke, who would eat cold tripe and vinegar for lunch across the desk from me. I don't know what it tasted like and didn't want to find out, but it looked like stippled plastic and had the consistency of rubber. Being slapped across the face by that would have been pretty unpleasant, I'm sure:

Photo of tripe
 Keef wrote:

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
 
Bill knows where Romeo is.
I enjoy any sort of boogie!
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song!!!!

 
 
Former member after all these years?  Has he finally left his hotel room?  Has he run out of 10's?  Can anyone shed any light on Romeotuma's departure?
I have waited almost 1 hour to come good music!! I hope it will stay now!
 (former member) wrote:


Bingo by jingo!  This is as good as it gets!  Love this song!  Love this band!

 
 
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
 Sturff wrote:

Tooo Long.
If it was rush no problem. Can you say the necromancer.

 


 Sturff wrote:
Not doing it tonight. Fine boogie though.
 
Tooo Long.


Bingo by jingo!  This is as good as it gets!  Love this song!  Love this band!

 
Not doing it tonight. Fine boogie though.
 WereTrout wrote:
I remember seeing them at Providence College about a year before Lowell George passed.  The SRO crowd erupted when Lowell ended the Tripe Face Boogie solo with that socket way past the end of the fretboard.  Astounding concert. Astounding band.  Always sounds simple but not many bands could cover them because of the syncopation.  

My favorite band of all time.
 
Saw him 1 week before he died at the Park West (Chi-town). Sadly he was soo high he was off his game......9
Now, THAT was a fun 7-8 minutes. Yummy.

Edit:
Woa. There's more. Okay, then. 
Much respect.
As far as I'm concerned they could do no wrong.
Solid rockin' nine.
Sam Clayton - a voice so low it rumbles out of the earphones.
I remember seeing them at Providence College about a year before Lowell George passed.  The SRO crowd erupted when Lowell ended the Tripe Face Boogie solo with that socket way past the end of the fretboard.  Astounding concert. Astounding band.  Always sounds simple but not many bands could cover them because of the syncopation.  

My favorite band of all time.
 tonypf wrote:

As we do here!
 
I hope it is cold in your hotel room!  This song is awesome...

 
Little Feat: good stuff.  Play more.  

{#Clap} 
downgraded this song when he started singing, loved the blues guitars at the start though, minus the voice
Saw Bill Payne the other day with a Bozeman band called the Hooligans apres ski at the Trap Bar in Grand Targhee.  The dude still rocks!  The Hooligans brought their A game and it was really fun seeing Bill play his parts to various Feets songs.
+3C here today so not that cold. This weekend it will be down to -11C, you know she's cold then.
 gypsyman wrote:
College. Keg. My apartment. Hookah. Lots of girls. Water fight. Lots of girls without clothes. The end.
 
That's my favorite story!

 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song!!!!

 
 
As we do here!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song!!!!

 
 lingchih wrote:
I've rarely heard this studio version. Usually hear the live version from Waiting for Columbus. I have to say I prefer the live version.
 
The original version of Cold, Cold, Cold from Sailin' Shoes is quite excellent also - more bluesy!
This is one of those albums that just blew me away on every level - even the Neon Park cover art was the source of endless fascination for me, to the point that when I noticed the license plate on the car said "HOY HOY" I immediately got a vanity plate for my car that said the same thing. To this day I have no idea what it means, but I still have that car and that plate, and I know I'm in hip traffic when someone honks the horn and points at the plate with a smile and a thumb's up.
I've rarely heard this studio version. Usually hear the live version from Waiting for Columbus. I have to say I prefer the live version.
College. Keg. My apartment. Hookah. Lots of girls. Water fight. Lots of girls without clothes. The end.
i am old enough to remember this new and little feat changed our lives.

we used to say "that rocks like a Moose" back then...  dunno why...

this clearly does, though...
Nice little jam.  I needed the pick-me-up on Friday afternoon!
Has a greater live groove ever been laid down on a studio album?

I say no.
 helgigermany wrote:
Nice!
 


Yes, this is truly great music...  love it...  I hope things are going very well for you!

 

Nice!
This does not sound like the original studio version to me - either they stuck a live version on some new repackage or this is as a remastered version.....
Little Feat is one of the most creative bands to emerge from the mid-late 70s. I had the pleasure of seeing them live several times and never get tired of listening to their music.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Does every Little Feat song have a line about a hotel in it?
 
They have a good union.

Great song!  "Waiting for Columbus" live version is better, but love this one too.


 Shaken_Bake wrote:
This song has been in my head all day!  Supposed to not even get above 0F all day tomorrow, which is frickin' frigid for Denver!  I want my 68 degree lunch on the patio from last week!
 
It'll be Forty on Thursday  Friday.



Absolutely awesome!  This is a true treasure...  love it...

 
This song has been in my head all day!  Supposed to not even get above 0F all day tomorrow, which is frickin' frigid for Denver!  I want my 68 degree lunch on the patio from last week!
Fits todays early morning commute at -15 C.
I saw Little Feat at the Armadillo in 1974.  My God, what a performance. 

I want that blue car and play it again Bill ! {#Smile}
Not quite as mediocre as the Dead...but close. I like Lowell George too much to lump them into the same 'bland' category. How long is this blasted tune?? ENOUGH already!!!!!!

 martinc wrote:

Make sure you have your helmet on tightly, have a nice trip!
 
will do. 
One of the greatest Little Feat song/songs combination segues.

As Bonnie famously said "I miss Little Feat more than I miss being 8 years old"...
 gormeister wrote:


this song is so grating it calls for drastic measures

 
Make sure you have your helmet on tightly, have a nice trip!


this song is so grating it calls for drastic measures


sneakin' sally through the alley
My daughter was surveying my itunes collection and vinyl and comment. "You got a lot of Little Feat albums. Who are they? Comedy band?". Sent her off with some homework at the College of Musical Knowledge. She came back stole them and now has lot of them on her ipod. The Little Feat keep being relevant is this house!
what a band - Lowell George yea
cold cold cold
Man, I wish I was paying more attention when these guys were alive and together - such great stuff! {#Sunny}
mute  {#Arghhh}
Does every Little Feat song have a line about a hotel in it?
Ya know, I think you'd be hard pressed to ever find a negative comment about the Feats.
Long live the memory of our beloved Lowell.
 

One of the best from one of the best. "Godlike" for being dead and all.
Also a nexus of the KFAT/KLRB/RP legacy. Rock on R and B. Thanks mucho. 
 helgigermany wrote:
Nice!!
 


Yeah, this is great stuff...  love it...




Little Feat  - "All That You Dream" Live, Germany (1977):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8V1olWt8I0

Back in 1974 I was reading a Rolling Stone article about Little Feat’s new album and it was this one. I decided to go to the local record shop and buy the vinyl. This is still one of the truly great albums in my mind that was done in that era of the 70’s when so much music sucked until 1977. (1977 = punk & new wave)
Isn't this the definition of smoking? It's at least the modern origin! 
 denbear wrote:
This is it. Just doesn't get better. Simple. Sane. Hard. Boogie. Dance, I say, Dance.
 
I was just going to say something like that. This IS it. {#Bananajam}
This is it. Just doesn't get better. Simple. Sane. Hard. Boogie. Dance, I say, Dance.
Nice!!
 buddy wrote:
Outstanding as always.
 

Yeah, this song is great...  love it...




This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


Did security for the Feat for the Waiting for Columbus live disc recorded at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.  One of my all time favorite bands.  Lowell George was such a great talent and a lot of fun to be around.  This was just great music.
oooohhh yeah.


fantastic...


This album reminds me of my childhood - growing up with the music of Little Feat, Leon Russell etc {#Dancingbanana}


– Nice segue from Clapton/Winwood...
 tonypf wrote:
Saw them shortly before Lowell's demise at an outdoor venue in Honolulu.  Unbelievably good!  Lowell was the consummate band leader. 
 
What a lucky guy!!!

 Jefferino wrote:
Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus is the greatest Live album!  {#Bananajam}
 
Certainly one of the best and unbelievably well-recorded for its time.  And the version of this song on there kicks ass on this one.

My FAVORITE band!!!!
Saw them shortly before Lowell's demise at an outdoor venue in Honolulu.  Unbelievably good!  Lowell was the consummate band leader. 
I had this CD, it was lost in a move .... {#Sad} Great CD!

Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus is the greatest Live album!  {#Bananajam}
 david1045 wrote:
Little Feat? I just don't get it. I try to get it...but it never works.
  

If you haven't heard their live album "Waiting for Columbus" try it. Their live work put their music into focus, for me anyway. Until that time I had a similar reaction to yours.


Am feeling this song as winter starts here in Lima, and it gets cool and damp. Lots of polar fleece in this unheated apartment.
Noticed a lil' more Feat here lately. Thanks, Bill!{#Bananajam}
 inmanart wrote:
Go see them play outside in the summer.....you'll get why so many of us love Feat...... Just like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Bros....... there is just a vibe in the air (and probably a little weed aroma) when you are at a Feat performance. Even after Lowell's passing Little Feat still puts on a great show.
 
Saw da Feats play in a gymnasium-type place a few years ago (after the demise of LG). They were playing well, but acoustically, the joint (oh, how do I put this nicely) sounded like sh*t.

I had gotten two free tickets at the last minute, and in the short time available, didn't find anybody else who wanted to go (they was cold).

I arrived late, and after about a half-hour, I was loving the music, but wanted to go out for a smoke.

On my way out, the door guy said: "Hey, no Passouts, buddy; if you go out, you can't come back in (they was cold). I smiled.

I enjoyed my smoke, and on the way back in, the same door guy admonsihed me "I told you you can't go back in." (Again, cold, cold, cold.)

Much to his chagrin, I presented him with the (as yet to be unused) ticket.

Somehow, the show seemed to sound much better after that.

After the show, I met a young lady that was not cold at all.

The joke was on the cold folks, that night, my friend!

 lwilkinson wrote:
As a child of the 60's & 70's I had forgotten just how tedious "boogie" really is.
 
"Boogie" really is more dance music then listening music.  Kind of fun for a little bit, but gets old fast.  And what was that noise towards the end all about anyway?  It was just funky wallpaper while I was working up to that point.  I'm giving it a meh over all and a -1 penalty for the useless noise break.

 david1045 wrote:
Little Feat? I just don't get it. I try to get it...but it never works.
 
My advice is to keep trying.   There is a lot of variety amongst Feat recordings.    I'm one of the contrarian types that like some of the later Jazz influenced recordings where Lowell George was less involved.     But there is lots of good stuff amongst the recording when he was around.    Waiting for Columbus surely has a lot of energy.

Go see them play outside in the summer.....you'll get why so many of us love Feat...... Just like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Bros....... there is just a vibe in the air (and probably a little weed aroma) when you are at a Feat performance. Even after Lowell's passing Little Feat still puts on a great show.


I just love Little Feat.  Love em so much, I named my dog after Lowell George.  He's a big huge St. Bernard.


 jagdriver wrote:

I'm with you. I like a couple of their tunes and tried valiently over a period of 30+ years to appreciate Lowell George to the extent that his rabid fans do, but it just never happens. That doesn't mean they weren't a terrific outfit; like Lynyrd Skynrd and Kansas, they just didn't grab me.

 
Oh, c'mon!

A peach?

A pear?

A coconut?

Please?

....but they was cold.

 I think 'Let it Roll' is their best album. Every song on it rocks and 'Voices on the Wind' might be my favorite song of theirs.


 david1045 wrote:
Little Feat? I just don't get it. I try to get it...but it never works.
 
I'm with you. I like a couple of their tunes and tried valiently over a period of 30+ years to appreciate Lowell George to the extent that his rabid fans do, but it just never happens. That doesn't mean they weren't a terrific outfit; like Lynyrd Skynrd and Kansas, they just didn't grab me.



This brings back so many memories...  great music...  love it...