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July 4, 2012

Did That Just Happen?: Twitter Reactions to Phish Skin It Back Bust Out

December 22, 2010

Influences: Billy Payne on Phish’s Waiting for Columbus [MontgomeryNews]

“We didn’t know [Phish] was going to cover our album,” said Payne, the keyboardist for Little Feat and one of the founding members of the band back in 1969. “They just played it and we found out the next day when our manager came up and told me. I thought it was a tremendous tip of the hat. It was kind of a handshake to our band because I tell people the influence is what is important about what we do as musicians and artists.”

December 10, 2010

Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 11/27/2010 Sailin’ Shoes [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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November 17, 2010

Halloween: ZZYZX – Inverting Loaded [Jambands]

November 16, 2010

Halloween: Phish’s Musical Halloween Costume [4GBs]

Even so, few classic albums – Exile, Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds, any Beatles album – that don’t have at least one song to skip over. Stylistically, Phish’s musical costume was a perfect fit, and maybe that’s the only thing that matters after all. But it wasn’t scary, funny, exotic, esoteric, playful or even popular enough, and unlike Remain in Light, it’s hard to imagine how Waiting For Columbus will push the band’s music forward. It was a rich, maroon-colored crayon of a costume, like dressing up as a Turnbull AC, the much feared, no-frills gang from the movie The Warriors, instead of as a flashier Baseball Fury.

November 5, 2010

Phish: 10/31/2010 All That You Dream [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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November 3, 2010

Halloween: Examining The Little Feat Choice [Hidden Track]

Most importantly however, was not the days and months that led up to the AC shows, but rather the previous 30-plus years of Phish listening, learning, ripping off ideas and overall living Little Feat. You see, what many of the younger fans might not realize is that while the name Little Feat might not steal as much thunder or light up as brightly as The Rolling Stones, The Who or The Beatles, they were every bit as important to American music – and Phish – as all of the others.

Phish: 10/31/2010 HarpuaFSB Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

Frankenstein, BBFCFM, Ghost -> Spooky,  Roses Are Free, Funky Bitch, Boogie On, Stash, Character Zero, Join The Band, Fatman In The Bathtub, All That You Dream, Oh Atlanta!, Old Folks Boogie, Time Loves A Hero -> Day or Night, Mercenary Territory, Spanish Moon, Dixie Chicken, Tripe Face Boogie, Rocket In My Pocket, Willin’, Don’t Bogart That Joint, Apolitical Blues, Sailin’ Shoes, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Halloween: Fatman In The Bathtub [Lefsetz Letter]

November 2, 2010

Halloween: Little Pheat – A Review/Lesson [Dog Gone Blog]

Little Feat has always been, and will always be, a musicians’ band. And so when Phish – the ultimate musicians’ band – decided to cover their 1978 live album, Waiting For Columbus, on Sunday, there was perhaps no album more fitting.

Halloween: PH-I-S-H Little Feat! Waiting For Columbus [OPT]

Halloween: Review – Little Phish [Phish Thoughts]

Phish: 10/31/2010 Dixie Chicken [VQ: B-, AQ: B+]

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Halloween: Phish Trick or Treat w/ Little Feat & Led Zeppelin [Spin]

November 1, 2010

Phish: 10/31/2010 Willin’ [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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Halloween: Phish Covers Little Feat [Jambands]

Halloween: Phish Celebrates Halloween by Covering Little Feat [Press of AC]

Phish: 10/31/2010 Intro > Fat Man In The Bathtub [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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Recaps: Phish Covers Little Feat For Halloween [BeatCrave]

Halloween: Phish’s Halloween 2010 Mask? Little Feat [LA Times]

January 15, 2010

Page McConnell: Page Sits In With Little Feat at Higher Ground [Hidden Track]

Ex-Vida Blue keyboardist Page McConnell sat in on keys for Spanish Moon > Skin It Back last night during Little Feat’s show at Higher Ground. McConnell shared Billy Payne’s keyboard setup for the two tunes. Page has plenty of experience playing Little Feat songs as Phish has performed Skin It Back, On Your Way Down (Allen Toussaint) and Time Loves a Hero over the years.

September 16, 2008

Mike Gordon: Billy Payne talks about playing with Cactus [Hidden Track]