When you think about the great live albums, several immediately come to mind. The Whoâ€™s Live at Leeds. James Brownâ€™s Live at the Apollo. The Allman Brothers Bandâ€™s Live at Fillmore East. Nirvanaâ€™s Unplugged. And, while it is sometimes unjustifiably forgotten, Little Featâ€™s Waiting for Columbus.
The last essential album the rootsy California band made, it stands as the groupâ€™s peak accomplishmentâ€”a staggering confluence of energetic performances, skilled improvisations, and thematic expansion. Joined onstage by the Tower of Power horn section, Little Feat accentuates and remakes familiar arrangements, using the stage as a laboratory for unbridled creativity, New Orleans-spiced fun, and spontaneous interaction.