- Vinyl (5 Feb. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Import
- ASIN: B00AO7HL4C
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
Performance: Rockin' The Filmore [VINYL]
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At the turn of the 1970s, Humble Pie rivaled Led Zeppelin as the biggest blues-rock band in the world. Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore demonstrates why. Capturing the group at the height of its powers, the live set smokes with outlandish energy, virtuosic interplay, rhythmic might, and blistering grooves. Guitarist Peter Frampton and vocalist Steve Marriott use their individual star power to complement rather than compete with one another, while the remainder of the band follows suit with similar intensity. Soaring on the strength of Frampton's struck-by-lightning melodies and Marriott's soulful high-pitched deliveries, Humble Pie personifies classic 1970s hard rock throughout this set, defined by zealous reinventions of songs by Willie Dixon, Ray Charles, and Dr. John. The group appropriates the classics as its own, with twin guitars harmonizing and harmonicas blowing, the original arrangements extended and reshaped, the band members pushing each other at every turn. That Frampton departed shortly after this San Francisco concert makes this album all the more memorable. Remarkable, too, are the two epic workouts, one a 23-minute-plus jam on Dr. John's ''I Walk on Gilded Splinters''-listen for the sound of the bottle dropping at the beginning-and the other an inventive perusal of Muddy Waters' ''Rollin' Stone'' that closes with a boogie-based rendition of ''My Babe.'' Frampton, Marriott, and Co. were never as good as they are here. Featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral LP is pressed at RTI Originally released: 1971
Top Customer Reviews
There have been times in my life when I haven't played it for several years.
But no matter how long since I last heard it, as soon as the first notes ring out...
Quite simply, one of the VERY best live albums. Humble Pie, as tight and as rocking as you could ever imagine a band. Recorded on their last night at the Fillmore (a legendary venue in its time) after weeks on the road, Peter Frampton and the late Steve Marriott mesh together as only the very finest players can.
It seems incredible to believe that Frampton was still a teenager when this was recorded. And tragic that Marriott is no longer with us.
Listen to the build up at the start of "I'm Ready", the power in "I Don't Need No Doctor". And I defy you not to want to sing along to "Hallelujah (I Love Her So)".
This is a "Go To" album. If you're a rock fan and feeling down this is guaranteed to put the smile back onto your face.
Highlights - the whole album. If you buy it then there's only one way to play it - LOUD!!!!!!!
I'm going to be telling you how this is live guitar at its very best.
This is pure rock'n'roll played by four guys at their peak.
Peter Frampton's solos belie his tender years and Steve Marriot just roars with amazing power.
This is one of the 'heaviest', most astonishingly powerful, blues guitar based albums you will ever hear.
The combination of Frampton and Marriot on both guitar and vocals, sets a standard that has rarely been matched.
So in conclusion, one of the all time great live and guitar albums.
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Stone Cold Fever
I Don't Need No Doctor
It is one of those albums that says exactly what the band is all about - Performance. The Pie were always a fantastic live band and this delivers where their studio work often didn't.
Peter Frampton is a great guitarist and he is far better here than on his "Frampton comes alive" stadium rock album. Steve Marriot was one of the very best British Blues singers and here he gives his all.
A must for any collection if you like your music loud and raucous.
I really would like to find a digitally remastered CD version of this song . At the moment I still own the original vinyl double album,and it appears A&M left out this song on the CD rerelease .If there is anyone with info if this song is available, please let me know. Also only 4 star because some of the rock numbers are too raw for my ' melodic' liking. But if you have a chance do yourself a favour and listen to 'walk on gilded splinters' on a decent sound system!!
The whole album has a raw bluesy feel created by Steve Marriot's superb vocal performance and the amazing interaction between guitartists Pete Frampton and Marriot who between them dish up several memorable solos and hard driving riffs. The songs change tempo and direction so there is never a dull moment and when you consider 2 tracks, Walk on Guilded Splinters and Rolling Stone, make up nearly 40 mins of the album that is saying something.
After Rockin the Fillmore I bought other Humble Pie ablums but unfortunatly they do nt have the energy and guitar playing this has and yes we all know what happened to Pete Frampton ! But dont let that put you off because this is a really classic live album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the best live albums of all time! Heavy guitar riffs and Marriott's ballsy vocals were the perfect match. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Woodpecker4
It's is a good album with some fine tracks. Marriott and Frampton really showcase, but the two tracks over 15 minutes is too much. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Vrerom
I had the LP & now the CD Great CD well worth the money!!!Published 7 months ago by Michael Couling - M,R Couling
Had to update my music collection. I've had the vinyl copy of this since 1972. Now have a CD copy too. I adored it then, love it now. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MalMonroe