Recorded in 1971, shortly before guitarist Peter Frampton left the band, ROCKIN' presents Humble Pie live at New York City's Fillmore East. The British blues-rock group charges through a sweaty, high-octane set (originally released as a double LP) that includes the blistering stompers "Four Day Creep," "Stone Cold Fever," and "I Don't Need No Doctor."
Although the entire ensemble is in top form on this seven-song disc, the record is a showcase for the astoundingly powerful vocals of former Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott (who, in his hard-rock mode, prefigures AC/DC's Bon Scott) and the heavy-blues riffage of Frampton (surprisingly enough, the guy could wield an axe), who would, of course, go on to record his own wildly successful concert album later in the decade.
A powerful live recording whose weak moments in no way mitigate its overall impact. The good music here is so good that once you hear it, you'll want to own it.
1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. Walk on Gilded Splinters
5. Rollin' Stone
6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
7. I Don't Need No Doctor
*Steve Marriott - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
*Peter Frampton - Vocals, Guitar
*Jerry Shirley - Drums
*Greg Ridley - Bass, Vocals