Thanks I'll Eat It Here

Thanks I'll Eat It Here

by Lowell George


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Thanks I'll Eat It Here

Thanks I'll Eat it Here is strikingly different from the fusion-leanings of Little Feat's last studio album, Time Loves a Hero. Lowell George never cared for jazz-fusion, so it should be little surprise that there's none to be heard on Thanks. Instead, he picks up where Dixie Chicken left off (he even reworks that album's standout "Two Trains"), turning in a laid-back, organic collection of tunes equal parts New Orleans R&B, country, sophisticated blues, and pop. George wasn't in good health during the sessions for Thanks, which you wouldn't tell by his engaging performances, but from the lack of new tunes. Out of the nine songs on the album, only three are originals, and they're all collaborations. That's a drawback only in retrospect -- it's hard not to wish that the last album George completed had more of his own songs -- but Lowell was a first-rate interpreter, so even covers of Allen Toussaint ("What Do You Want the Girl to Do"), Ann Peebles ("I Can't Stand the Rain") and Rickie Lee Jones ("Easy Money") wind up sounding of piece with the original songs. George's music rolls so easy, the album can seem a little slight at first, but it winds up being a real charmer. Yes, a few songs drift by and, yes, Jimmy Webb's vaudevellian "Himmler's Ring" feels terribly out of place, but Lowell's style is so distinctive and his performances so soulful, it's hard not to like this record if you've ever had a fondness for Little Feat. After all, it's earthier and more satisfying than any Feat album since Feats Don't Fail Me Now and it has the absolutely gorgeous "20 Million Things," the last great song George ever wrote.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1993
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992675529
catalogNumber: 3194

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lowell George   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals
James Newton Howard   Keyboards
Chuck Rainey   Bass
David Foster   Keyboards
Chilli Charles   Drums
Nicky Hopkins   Keyboards
Jim Price   Horn
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
Michael Baird   Drums
Dennis Belfield   Bass
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Stephen Bruton   Guitar
Dennis Christianson   Horn
Luis Damian   Guitar
Gordon DeWitte   Keyboards
Jimmy Greenspoon   Piano
Roberto Gutierrez   Guitar,Vocals
Richie Hayward   Drums
Jerry Jumonville   Saxophone
Ron Koss   Guitar
Darrell Leonard   Horn
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Herb Pedersen   Vocals
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
John Phillips   Saxophone
Floyd Sneed   Drums
J.D. Souther   Vocals
Paul Stallworth   Bass
Fred Tackett   Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bonnie Raitt   Contributor
Chuck Rainey   Contributor
Denny Christianson   Contributor
David Foster   Contributor
Chilli Charles   Contributor
Lowell George   Producer
Nicky Hopkins   Contributor
Jim Price   Contributor
Jim Keltner   Contributor
Jim Gordon   Contributor
Betty   Composer
Michael Baird   Contributor
Dennis Belfield   Contributor
Bobby Bruce   Contributor
Stephen Bruton   Contributor
Donald Bryant   Composer
Luis Damian   Contributor
Gordon DeWitte   Contributor
Maxine Dixon   Contributor
Arthur Gerst   Contributor
Jimmy Greenspoon   Contributor
Roberto Gutierrez   Contributor
Richie Hayward   Contributor
Jerry Jumonville   Contributor
Ron Koss   Contributor
Donn Landee   Engineer
Darrell Leonard   Contributor
Maxayn Lewis   Contributor
Steve Madaio   Contributor
George Massenburg   Engineer
David Paich   Contributor
Jeff Porcaro   Contributor
Dean Parks   Contributor
Bruce Paulson   Contributor
Bill Payne   Contributor
Herb Pedersen   Contributor
Joel Peskin   Contributor
John Phillips   Contributor
Peggy Sandvig   Contributor
Jim Self   Contributor
Floyd Sneed   Contributor
J.D. Souther   Contributor
Paul Stallworth   Contributor
Fred Tackett   Contributor
Waters   Contributor
James Howard   Contributor

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