This here’s a video posted for no reason other than the quality of the performance and the song’s sudden appearance in my memory banks last night. It’s Little Feat performing “Fat Man in the Bathtub” at a 1976 music festival in the Netherlands.

I glanced at the Wikipedia page on Little Feat lead singer and guitarist Lowell George this morning, and learned that his first band, The Factory, appeared on episodes of F Troop and Gomer Pyle USMC. Before forming Little Feat, George was briefly a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. I did not know these things. Anyway, enjoy.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.