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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Pie Hit Form, 8 Feb 2006
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Mr. B. T. Carter "B Carter" (Ely, Cambs) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Smokin' (Audio CD)
Following the departure of Peter Frampton, Humble Pie released Smokin' and what an album this is!! Steve Marriott really tkes control on this prodution and takes the band in his bluesy/rock direction.
Great vocals from Marriott and great riffs from himself and Clemson. Really enjoyed this album and it is clear that Humble Pie have influenced many of todays artists such as The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Weller as well as many other pretenders.
There will never be another like Steve Marriott, he was a great vocalist and he knew how to knock out a good tune too. Its a shame that Humle Pie never really continued this form and that ultimately Marriott was taken away when he still had so much to give.
You will be pleasantly suprised by this album and it shows Steve Marriott at his best and on top of his game.
Treat yourself!!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still smokin' 2001, 9 Oct 2001
This review is from: Smokin' (Audio CD)
Probably Humble pie's most successful lp (hitting number 6 in the USA), the band really are on top form. From the opening snarl of 'Hot an' Nasty' , a fantastic cover of Cochran's 'C'mon everybody' through to the cool blues of 'Roadrunner' this album at last captures the energy that the band produced on stage. Showcasing the talents of new guitarist Clem Clempson, together with Marriot, Ridley and Shirley,with 'Smokin'' the band went along way to justiying their supergroup tag. Despite this, follow up albums never really lived up to smokin's qualities, but it remains great evidence of the potential the band had.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Humble Pie mark 2 do soul KOOL, 16 May 2005
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steve marriot and co [without frampton] Do an album called smokin. this album is so fresh and breezy in a soulful rock sort of way there's a few covers here which are better than the originals Marriot wrote some fantastic songs Hot and Nasty being one masterpiece. after this album humble pie went downhill so if you want a great album to remember humble pie mark 2 by then i sugest you buy this if you don't mind a bit of soul mixed into rock. standout tracks hot and nasty you're so good to me, the fixer and c'mon everybody
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin', 29 Mar 2009
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Mr. J. N. Slater "John.Perc" (Manchester, England.) - See all my reviews
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One of the best electric blues albums in the entire universe. Marriot at his best. Check out the track 'I Wonder' or '30 Days In The Hole'. If you haven't got it, get it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 5 July 2013
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not a bad track on album, and absolute classic. thirty days in a hole, Your so good for me, brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turning Point, 13 Dec 2012
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J. M. Green "john94682" (Sutton Coldfield) - See all my reviews
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I replaced my vinyl copy of this album with the CD version simply because over nigh on 40 years of playing, the vinyl was worn out. And in CD version, it's still as powerful to these ears today as it was when I first listened to it.
Released after the "Performance" album and after the departure of Pete Frampton, this is the turning point where Steve began to show his interest in black soul music, fused with his penchant for writing rock ditties and this gave birth to 30 Days In The Hole replete with the backing singing of the Blackberries which is absolutely sublime - a classic track that is truly timeless - and a pointer to where the Mighty Midget was headed!
Of course, part of the objective here was also to introduce the fanbase to a new guitarist in the form of Clem Clemson and he shines throughout the straight blues outing of I Wonder, although he does otherwise pretty much disappear into what is more of a band sound with Hot 'N Nasty, The Fixer and Sweet Peace And Time - certainly, he was not a bad guitarist, but substantially muted compared to Mr Frampton!
All in all this was the last really rocking album that The Pie produced and remains a towering testament to the band at the height of it's powers
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin Gem, 8 Aug 2012
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Really only began to appreciate the vocal range and versatility of Steve Marriott quite recently. This album entirely vindicates my view through a dynamic rock/soul/blues set list that must be heard at maximum volume. I was totally blown away by the near 9 minute track "I Wonder". That said, Humble Pie in this format deliver on every track. Many years ago the late Tommy Vance used to host the Friday Rock Show and its yearly poll of viewers top 10 Classic Rock tracks. Looking back, how Humble Pie didnt feature is a mystery (please correct me if i'm wrong). Check this album out, you will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good album, 17 May 2013
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Liked it a lot Nice album if you haven't heard Humble pie before,steve Marriott's voice is superbLiked it a lot Nice album if you haven't heard Humble pie before,steve Marriott's voice is superb
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4.0 out of 5 stars "come on everybody"--pies the limit, 11 July 2012
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This album was recorded at Olympic studios london in early 1972,and the band sounded as if they enjoyed it,with digital enhancement the sound is exellent and fresh,its got 9 tracks on it,a few covers thrown in .Steve marriot
always had such a distictive voice,and the album feels like a live sound,"come on everybody" one of the covers,well they took this to the cleaners and made this version thier own,stevie,s voice got a bit lost in the mix on the first couple of tracks,but ok afterwards,theres some good blues stuff here too besides the pie rockier numbers,"I wonder" is over 8 mins long and builds up nicely,they were a talented bunch of guys all right and listening to this album gives you an idea what a live show would have been like.A must for your collection.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pie, 28 Oct 2005
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The Pie never really went down hill, it just became more apparent that Marriott was the leader, therefore more of his influence went into the later albums. I'm a great fan and i'd say you could never, never go wrong with any of Marriotts albums. Judge it for yourselves, you wont be dissapointed!!!!
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