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Little Feat — A Apolitical Blues
Album: Sailin' Shoes
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Released: 1972
Length: 3:25
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Well my telephone was ringing
And they told me it was Chairman Mao
Well my telephone was ringing
And they told me it was Chairman Mao
You can tell him anything
'Cause I just don't wanna talk to him now

I've got the apolitical blues
And that's the meanest blues of all
Apolitical blues
And that's the meanest blues of all
I don't care if it's John Wayne
I just don't wanna talk to him now
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Love Little Feat (wicked tune for D-Day! : ) !!!
psd givin me Little Feat counts as a blessing for this New Year! Love, Joy and Prosperity to you All
I wish I'd heard this before Van Halen ruined it for me. I never knew it was a cover, and I couldn't understand why that song was on the album. It didn't fit with anything else, and besides, it just sucked. I don't know that I would have ever gotten into this version, but it never had a chance after VH poisoned me on the song in general.
The live version of this is even better IMHO. (waiting for columbus)
Who said sloppy drums?!?!?? Just my preference, but I think the delay in the drum pace is what MAKES this song groove. That, and Lowell wailing "Play the Blues" before the breakdown....
What an underrated classic! 'Course, I'll say that about most Feat tunes... :nodhead:
sharkartist wrote:
Damn I miss Lowell!!!! :cry:
Was just speaking to a friend on the phone 5 minutes ago about the same. Have seen him play with many different musicians and each time, his genious rose to the top and pulled the best out of everyone. :cheers:
Time loves a hero.
Just uploaded a few tracks from Greg Copland's only album ("Revenge Will Come" - 1982) with Bill Payne from Little Feat on keyboards. Hope they get favourable reviews.
Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Am more of a "Let it Roll" Little Feat fan. This tune sounds like every other 12 bar blues to me.
I dunno. Never heard any other blues song that had "Chairman Mao" in the lyrics. :)
I love how they wait so long on e-v-e-r-y beat. It makes you chill out. :goodvibes:
Mmmmmh...sloppy drums :) But nevertheless a really nice track!
Am more of a "Let it Roll" Little Feat fan. This tune sounds like every other 12 bar blues to me.
whees be gettin lots of little feat lately. not bad I must add. I loves thee blues.
Damn I miss Lowell!!!! :cry:
Listen Y'all : Ima gonna get myself this record! That's deep fried music for the ears. Gotta love it!
OH YES! Long live the deep cuts! :clap:
firesign wrote:
awesome. great to hear something besides the usual little feat. man i miss lowell george.
This does sound great... and would groove nicely :arrow: Exile On Main Street
"Van Hagar" did a decent cover of this tune as well, but I do prefer the Little Feat version. Very nice!
awesome. great to hear something besides the usual little feat. man i miss lowell george.
Originally Posted by ndanger666: :bounce: ...Always time for the Feats!...:bounce:
For some strange reason I have to agree with ya on that one!
Originally Posted by jeremyleo: Great tune! There is an equally good live version of this one on The Last Record Albumas well.
I believe you mean "Waiting For Colombus" Apolitical Blues does not appear on The Last Record Album
Originally Posted by ludwig7: This whole album is classic. Not a bad song on it, IMHO. By the way, I think this is titled The (not A) Apolitical Blues.
Sorry, you're wrong on that one...another quirky Lowellism, it is indeed " A Apolitical Blues"
Lowell George we miss U!!!!
This whole album is classic. Not a bad song on it, IMHO. By the way, I think this is titled The (not A) Apolitical Blues.
:bounce: ...Always time for the Feats!...:bounce:
Great tune! There is an equally good live version of this one on The Last Record Albumas well.
Whoa!! talk about your deep cuts! :clap: