Humble Pie Performance Rockin' the Fillmore 2LP
Soulful, Bluesy Live Set Captures Peter Frampton and
Co. at Height of Creative Powers! Double LP Pressed at RTI!
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Includes Signature Version of “I Don’t Need No Doctor” and 16-Minute Cover of
Muddy Waters’ “Rolling Stone”
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 their 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 2LP set is pressed at RTI, one
of America’s top record plants.
• Double LP
• Pressed at RTI
• Dead-Quiet Surfaces
1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
1. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
1. Rolling Stone
1. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
2. I Don't Need No Doctor