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Humble Pie : Smokin’

$52.64

Smokin’ lives up to its name. It’s a rockin’, feel-good time with a loose and natural production and delivery that successfully captures the band’s live prowess. A gradual, coke-fuelled decline in quality on subsequent albums makes this Humble Pie’s studio peak and ensured that the band would remain overlooked and under-rated, especially in their native UK. But fans of rootsy rockers like The Stones, The Faces and Cream (as well as more modern acolytes like The Black Crowes) should definitely check out The Pie and Smokin’ is the perfect place to start: a great band and legendary frontman at the top of their game, proving that they could rock in the studio just as well as they could in the Fillmore.

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AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald
After a couple of years of relentless touring, Humble Pie capitalized on their loyal U.S. following to capture the market with this, their fifth studio album. Although lead guitarist Peter Frampton was replaced by Clem Clemson — an excellent player — the band remained essentially the same. Led by singer/guitarist Steve Marriott’s soulful wail, the group enjoyed a huge hit from this record, “30 Days in the Hole” — the track which defined the Pie’s not-so-subtle appeal. The rest of the record is equally funky and intriguing. Stephen Stills guests on “Road Runner ‘G’ Jam,” playing some nasty Hammond organ fills. In the end, though, the group defined themselves as the undisputed leaders of the boogie movement in the early 1970s, as a band.

 

Hot ‘N’ Nasty
The Fixer
You’re So Good To Me
C’Mon Everybody
Old Time Feelin’
30 Days In The Hold
Road Runner
Road Runners ‘G’ Jam
I Wonder
Sweet Peace and Time

 

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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm