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5.0 out of 5 stars Bluesrocksoulfunkboogie!!!!!!!!!!!, 28 Jan 2010
This review is from: Eat It (Audio CD)
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GET DOWN TO IT, 30 July 2011
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Carlo Matthews "carlo" (Been Moving Around) - See all my reviews
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It surprises me that previous reviewers have failed to mention "Get Down To It", one of Pie's/Marriott's finest songs and well deserving of being among the best soul/stax pieces EVER written. Alone, it's well worth the price of this platter. Throbbing, pushing, and downright glorious in all its filthy thrust and consummate simplicity, it's a machine of pulsating sexual allure.

True enough, Eat It is a scattered ensemble of songs veering in sundry directions -- from country to gospel to hard rock -- but it's contained by Marriott's deeply ingrained culture of 'seedy' and 'marginal' music while yielding to various temptations and giving the nod to his influences. Here is an album that showcases his talents and inspirations in many genres. Musically unified it might not be, yet at times, stone cold classic IT IS. Oh, and did I mention the harmonies so seductively warbled by the Blackberries? (Please remix this! And add the rumoured missing tracks.)

This is Marriott's last real vision of the Pie in its most overreaching, tantalizing, and often successful form. Without Frampton, there's a freedom that slides away from pop and folk towards Marriott's Black roots. Brimming with personality and more than often with scintillating songs (Beckton Dumps, Get Down To It, Black Coffee, I Believe To My Soul, Summer Song where the gtr work is a marvel of exquisite simplicity and taste, etc.), Eat It is a naked splattering of music that reveals the man's sources...and resources in ways you would never hear today from a musician. The difference lies in the range of culture these artists grew up with, something that's almost historically out of reach with modern musicians. While some are covers, this album is one of Pie's juiciest slices ever. (Later Pie offerings would be a parody of Eat It, although they are pearls to be found.)

So, just eat it, and find out.

Your taste buds will thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb..!!, 19 Feb 2013
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Highly recommend, a great album, truly amazing from one of the pivotal bands of the era, featuring the amazing vocals of Steve Marriott..!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EAT IT-Humble Pie, 31 Jan 2010
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Carl Chughtai (London England) - See all my reviews
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Perfect, now my old vinyl collection can be wrapped up and stored. It was always very hard getting them to play on the car disk player as I struggled to get them through the slot!
Eat It, is a half live half studio recording, a great follow on from 'Smokin' and the best of them all 'Performance Rockin the Fillmore.
Eat It
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2 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat It, 10 Sep 2005
Humble Pie, Eat It. Says it all. Get it, Listen and enjoy a slice of The Oie.
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