Friday, March 19, 2010

Dixie Chicken - Little Feat Album Cover

Isn't this just the greatest album cover?

That said, it's sort of a mystery. The band, Little Feat, doesn't seem to use an accordion. They are a rock band, begun in the 1970s under Lowell George and resurrected under keyboard artist Bill Payne after George's death.

It appears that the album cover (1973) was inspired by some words from the song by Bill Payne "Cajun Girl:"
Fingers that fly on accordion keys
and later...
Might find me a dream, just West of New Orleans
If you pole up the bayou St. John
The way twin fiddles play
And she squeezes her box until dawn

But that song is not found on this album. Any comments with more info would be welcome.

See lyrics to Cajun Girl
Little Feat web site

1 comment:

  1. It is my understanding that the album was to be entitled "Handcuffs and Accordions", but the band changed the title after the artwork was commisioned to Neon Park.


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