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Humble Pie

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Year of Release: 1972

track listing
  • Hot 'N' Nasty
  • The Fixer
  • You're So Good For Me
  • C'mon Everybody
  • Old Time Feelin'
  • 30 Days In The Hole
  • Road Runner/
    Road Runner's
    'G' Jam
  • I Wonder
  • Sweet Peace And Time

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    Humble Pie

    Humble Pie -- a great rock n roll band from the 1960s, featuring the vocals of the late Steve Mariott, created a unique rock/blues sound, that in simple terms, defines "kick-ass" rock. I first discovered them with their Rockin' The Fillmore live album (highly recommended). One of the band members was a newcomer guitarist by the name of Peter Frampton. They would also have another big hit, "30 Days In The Hole," featured on this week's review, their 1972 studio release, Smokin'. They would also make a return in the 1980s with another hit, "Fool For A Pretty Face."

    "Hot 'N' Nasty" kicks off the album, in great traditional rock form. "The Fixer" is even better, giving it's kick-ass rock/blues sound. "You're So Good For Me" is a ballad, having a more southern rock sound, compared to the likes of the Allman Brothers' "Melissa." Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody" has a very different style to the original, as it defines Humble Pie's unique rock style. "Old Time Feelin'" has the traditional slow blues style.

    "Road Runner/Road Runner's 'G' Jam" is another good driving blues tune, and "I Wonder" is also a slow driving blues tune, where you can imagine Janis Joplin singing along with Steve Marriott on this one. "Sweet Peace And Time" has a traditional 1970s rock sound, as it completes this excellent album.

    Smokin' -- the title says it all -- it's a great rock and blues album, easily enjoyed by those who favor kick-ass rock and blues. Humble Pie has always been one of my favorite bands. Sadly, Steve Marriott passed away in a home fire in 1989. Humble Pie's music is great to listen to, and discover, for those not familiar with them. If you haven't checked out Humble Pie, you should, as they were a force in rock music, and surely an inspiration to many future bands.

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    Previous Review: #960
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    Soundtrack--Beverly Hills Cop