LITTLE FEAT - WEMBLEY 1975

September 3, 2015 – 5:05 am

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LITTLE FEAT
Beak Positive [no label, 1CD]

Live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK; September 1, 1975. Fairly to very good soundboard(?) Ripped from vinyl (TAKRL 1976).

A relatively short set (?) though considered a must-have among fans. The sound could have been better but, as fans say, this is Wembley, which is kind of rare for Little Feat; “a smokin’ show”; “the jam out of Cold Cold Cold is fantastic. And Tripe Face is over the top”. “Worth the download just to hear a truly manic Teenage Nervous Breakdown.”

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Track 01. Skin It Back 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 02. Fat Man In The Bathtub 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 03. Oh Atlanta 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 04. Teenage Nervous Breakdown 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 05. Cold Cold Cold 5:24 (9.1MB)
Track 06. Dixie Chicken 7:09 (12.0MB)
Track 07. Tripe Face Boogie 4:47 (8.1MB)
Track 08. Willin’ 4:01 (6.8MB)
39 mins

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  1. 20 Responses to “LITTLE FEAT - WEMBLEY 1975”

  2. Never enough Feat. Thanx.

    By L. Mo. on Sep 3, 2015

  3. One of the first Feat “boots” I ever heard and it’s a Classic. Recorded in the UK in 1975. Lowell and the band are on fire here…

    By paco on Sep 3, 2015

  4. Ahh, The good old days, Time to boogie my sneakers away.

    By Tunafan on Sep 3, 2015

  5. Thanks! Love Lowell Feat!!!

    By Joe on Sep 3, 2015

  6. great show! thanks bigO!

    By barth on Sep 3, 2015

  7. Feat’s don’t fail !!

    By Grunt on Sep 3, 2015

  8. The original bootleg „Beak Positive“ got a wrong describtion on its cover from the bootleggers back in the 70s. Here we have definitely a show from 3rd February 1975 at L’Olympia - Paris, France during their Warner Brother Tour (also on LF bootleg “On The Other Foot”) . Little Feat NEVER played at Wembley Stadium.

    By hosifeat on Sep 4, 2015

  9. The Featbase includes a Wembley show from either January 9 or September 1, 1975, although I’d guess that they’re just going off the old bootleg label.

    September 1 doesn’t seem likely, because there aren’t any other documented tour dates in August or September of that year. And January 9 doesn’t make much sense. Apart from the fact that we’re talking about an outdoor stadium show in early January, it also would be another 6 days before the next show in Manchester, and then, after an Old Grey Whistle Test appearance on the 17th, there was another London show at the Rainbow Theatre on January 19.

    Besides, the tour poster doesn’t mention a Wembley show. Could it be that this recording comes from the Rainbow on the 19th, or is it settled that it’s Paris?

    If this recording is from Paris on February 3, it’s missing some songs from the Featbase setlist–although it wouldn’t be the first time a vinyl boot was edited down for length.

    Anyway, the Paris show was part of a Warner Bros. package tour of Europe billed as “The Warner Bros. Music Show,” headlined by The Doobie Brothers. Little Feat, Tower of Power, Graham Central Station, Montrose, and Bonaroo came as a rotating cast of support acts, mostly, although Little Feat headlined some shows when the Doobies weren’t on the bill. One person at Archive.org who saw the show recalls The Doobie Brothers and Tower of Power playing the Paris gig with Little Feat, which explains why Little Feat played a relatively short set.

    By frightwig on Sep 4, 2015

  10. Hey frightwig,

    The Warner Bros Tour included some more bands as the Doobie Brothers. So the set were short.
    I’m actually work with Mr. Cafiero for featbase.net and we definitley can say that “Beak Postive” is Paris, France 3rd Febr. `75. Unfortunately featbase is not uptodate right now. Please stay tuned & compare ‘Willin’ from this recording with the TV-excerpt from French TV on Youtube from the Paris 1975(Search Youtube for keywords “Little Feat, Paris, 1975 Willin”).

    By hosifeat on Sep 4, 2015

  11. I came upon this site entirely by chance but might be able to help.

    I’ve never seen Little Feat but did buy the WARNER BROS MUSIC SHOW promo LP (a mere 59 pence back then). As I recall, Bob Dylan had been to see them the previous year at the Bottom Line and that had sparked an interest.

    My immediate reaction to the above was there is no way that there would have been an (outdoor)concert at Wembley Stadium in January. The problem was obviously the difference between the US and UK ways of rendering dates numerically. So, the 1st of September in 1975 would be 1/9/75 in the UK and 9/1/75 in the USA. Someone in the USA reading “1/9/75″ would wrongly take this to be 9th January 1975.

    I then found this webpage:

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/lowell-george-of-little-feat-performs-on-stage-wembley-news-photo/110263683

    This shows a photo of Lowell George taken at Wembley on 1 September 1975.

    And so it goes….

    By twm on Sep 4, 2015

  12. I bought the vinyl LP that was released to promote the Warner Bros Music Show. It had a couple of tracks by each of the acts named in the previous post and a special price of 50 new English pence, a fair bit less than the normal price of a 7″ single.

    By GoldTeeth2 on Sep 4, 2015

  13. Sorry, should have checked for more recent posts before posting that last comment.

    By GoldTeeth2 on Sep 4, 2015

  14. I think that the reason this is such a short set is because it was taken from a broadcast which is part of the BBC’s Radio 1 In Concert Series. I also think that Tower of Power, who supported Little Feat, took up the remaining 20 minutes of an hour long show - but, I could be wrong

    By SJFCHS on Sep 4, 2015

  15. incredible, the perfect blend of soul, funk, blues and rock and roll. RIP Lowell, Thanks Bigo

    By jr on Sep 5, 2015

  16. Nice find, twm!

    It is interesting that most of the 1975 photos of Lowell on the Getty Images site come from the winter tour of Europe, and then there are just two dated September 1. I’d wonder if Getty had the date wrong, but there it certainly appears that Lowell is outdoors. And in daylight, which indicates that Little Feat was an opening act again. Maybe they were called back to England for a late summer festival or to open for some big act who loved the band?

    Do we know of any rock shows featuring some other headliner at Wembley Stadium on September 1, 1975, then?

    Google turns up references to the Elton John extravaganza on June 21 with the Eagles, Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus & Chaka Khan, and Stackridge, but I haven’t found another reference to a Little Feat appearance there.

    By frightwig on Sep 6, 2015

  17. Thanks for that tip, hosifeat. I’ll look up the video on youtube later.

    By frightwig on Sep 6, 2015

  18. Thanks for this show, one I didn’t have for the Feat. There is a recent (2013 release)boot “Hellzapoppin” which says it was recorded in Boston on Halloween evening, 1975 by a local Boston FM station. Full 80 min CD length which is likely not the full set (at least the shows I saw). There is also a soundboard floating about from a show in Rochester, NY from 10-18-75 that sounds very good and includes 4 songs from “The Last Record Album”. Hope this helps people hear more live Feat!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Sep 6, 2015

  19. Can anyone tell me how or indeed if I can download tracks to my PC? In anticipation, thanks

    By Lesh on Oct 26, 2015

  20. Recorded at L’Olympia, Paris, France, 2/3/1975
    Date & venue mislabeled on front cover as: “9/1/1975, Wembley Stadium - London, England”.

    By ND on Apr 26, 2021

  21. I think Charlie Manson was a great man. I love Linda Kasabian, Susan Adkins, Patricia Krenwinkle and Tex Watson. All great Americans

    By Corey Moron on Apr 26, 2021

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