Thanks I'll Eat it Here

Lowell George

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Thanks I'll Eat it Here

Recorded shortly before his untimely death and after his departure from Little Feat, Lowell George's only solo album was not particularly well received, mostly because of its high-gloss production and dearth of slide guitar. Nearly three decades on, though, Thanks I'll Eat it Here wonderfully captures the crumbling genius' deeply soulful vocals and quirky songwriting. Along with the faux Weill-esque swing of "Himmler's Ring" and the south-of-the-border playfulness of "Cheek to Cheek," you get the touching acoustic ballad "20 Million Things." George also brings his singular charisma to Rickie Lee Jones' "Easy Money," Ann Peebles' "Can't Stand the Rain" and Allen Toussaint's "What Do You Want the Girl to Do."

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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