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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Humble Pie - Eat It (1973 uk, great classic glam rock, 2007 japan mini LP remaster)




This '73 album marked a turning point for Humble Pie following their legendary Rockin' The Fillmore live double and their best selling follow-up Smokin'. It clearly showcased four facets of Pie's music (it was originally a 2 LP set) - a slightly subdued but still rockin' section, four soul/funk songs written by the likes of Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles and Edwin Starr with the Blackberries girl backing singers much in evidence throughout, light Marriott love songs/singalongs, and one side recorded live in Glasgow that picks-up where Fillmore left off : hard rock boogie with big dirty meaty riffs and fluid soloing and interplay.

If you accept that Steve Marriott was the greatest British soul/rock singer ever then none of these elements are a problem, but sales dipped and their label rejected some later material as Marriott took the band further down the laid back and soulful road. I saw them support the Who at Charlton FC in mid '74 and they turned in a trimphant crowd pleasing heavy set that showed they still had rock potency.
by Pete Max


Tracks
1. Get Down to It (Marriott) – 3:27
2. Good Booze and Bad Women (Marriott) – 3:18
3. Is It for Love? (Marriott) – 4:41
4. Drugstore Cowboy (Marriott) – 5:40
5. Black Coffee (Ike Turner, Tina Turner) – 3:11
6. I Believe to My Soul (Ray Charles) – 4:05
7. Shut up and Don't Interrupt Me (Bristo, Starr) – 3:07
8. That's How Strong My Love Is (Roosevelt Jamison) – 3:49
9. Say No More (Marriott) – 2:01
10.Oh, Bella (All That's Hers) (Marriott) – 3:28
11.Summer Song (Marriott) – 2:48
12.Beckton Dumps (Marriott) – 3:16
13.Up Our Sleeve (Humble Pie-lyrics by Steve Marriott) – 5:02
14.Honky Tonk Women (Keith Richards, Mick Jagger) – 3:58
15.(I'm A) Road Runner (Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland) – 13:29

Personnel
*Steve Marriott - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
*Greg Ridley - Bass
*Dave "Clem" Clempson - Guitar
*B.J. Cole - Steel Guitar
*Sydney George - Saxophone
*Jerry Shirley - Drums
*The Blackberries, Clydie King, Billie Barnum, Venetta Fields - Vocals

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5 comments:

mkraemer55 said...

Thanks for the Japan remaster.

adamus67 said...

Hi Marios
I would like to thank you for the very excellent work performance, it's more than 20 years old when I caught this band is my old friend,''mdhjhw (great enthusiast and connoisseur of music from my city) Japanese editions of these albums, they sound fantastic, and clearly reflect the magic of those years . Great respect for you for the entire Humble Pie.
@ For a long time looking for:Surprise Package - Free Up 1968'Us Psychedelia(is there any possibility to get)
Best regards!

Tommy Duque said...

Again Marios, I am grateful to you for the opportunity to have these classics, thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Links are dead, reupload please.

Marios said...

.....Humble Pie - Eat It...Fixed.....