|Time Loves a Hero
|Studio album by
|April 15, 1977
| Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Record Plant, Sausalito, CA
|Little Feat chronology
|Christgau's Record Guide
Time Loves a Hero is the sixth studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1977.
The album's cover art is by Neon Park.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)
|US Top LPs & Tape (Billboard)
¹ Little Feat – Raw Tomatoes Vol.1 (2002) booklet p14: "the skunk was not on that track"
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