As we head into Phish’s big weekend in Atlantic City, it seemed only fitting to plant a Little Feat seed. Since performing Waiting for Columbus on Halloween in Atlantic City in 2010, the material has been mysteriously absent with no songs entering the regular rotation. Thus, a return to one of the many great songs on the double LP would be a welcome treat for the weekend.
This particular version of Fat Man in the Bathtub comes from a 1975 session of The Old Grey Whistle Test, the BBC’s very first live music program. The show, which aired from 1971 to 1987, emphasized “serious” rock music as opposed to just highlighting the chart toppers.