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After spending seven years as sidemen, Payne, Barrere, Hayward, Gradney and Clayton re-formed Little Feat in 1988, adding vocalist/guitarist Craig Fuller and guitarist Fred Tackett. The heavily anticipated Let It Roll was released in 1988 to mixed reviews, but it went gold. The group's consequent reunion albums, Representing the Mambo in 1989), Shake Me Up in 1991, and Ain't Had Enough Fun in 1995, each sold gradually less, but the band remained a popular concert attraction. On the latter album, the band traded the strongly Lowell George-esque voice for a more fuller voice with female singer Shaun Murphy. This lineup went on to release Under the Radar in 1998 and Chinese Work Songs in 2000.
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Guitarist Lowell George (who also had played with the Standells, the Seeds and the Factory) and bassist Roy Estrada, formed the band Little Feat in 1970. The original lineup also included ex-Fraternity Of Man ("Don't Bogart That Joint") drummer Richie Hayward (who had played in George's Factory) and fleet-fingered keyboardist Bill Payne. The group was remarkably gifted technically and their refined professionalism sat well with the polished sounds coming out of Southern California during the '70s. The band's self-titled debut featured some of the most potent white blues ever recorded, and it included almost as many great originals as all the other Little Feat records put together. The first single, Hamburger Midnight, remains one of the bands most downright brilliant compositions. The group split up after Sailin' Shoes but was pulled back into the studio by an offer from Warner Bros. Soon after, the powerhouse, Feats Don't Fail Me Now, became the band's first gold record. Though the band earned some success on album-oriented radio, the group was derailed after George's death in 1979. Little Feat re-formed in the late '80s, and while they were playing as well as ever, they lacked the skewed sensibility that made them cult favorites.