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Old 02-20-2013, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Humble Pie's Smokin Album

It doesn't seem to get the attention it should have considering the quality of songs on it. Why does it often get over looked?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't seem to get the attention it should have considering the quality of songs on it. Why does it often get over looked?
Simply because Humble Pie are an overlooked band. They're only ever remembered by connoisseurs into music at that time. Sure that album is a great album and probably their best.
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They could fall into the same category as Montrose that was a great band for such a short period, or one of my favorite bands from that time period "Captain Beyond " which few people even know! Their first album was a stunning mix of heavy duty power music!
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They could fall into the same category as Montrose that was a great band for such a short period, or one of my favorite bands from that time period "Captain Beyond " which few people even know! Their first album was a stunning mix of heavy duty power music!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I liked Smokin', but I would vote Eat It as my favorite Pie album. Still, it is a great starting point.

It's kind of painful to hear Eat It though, as it has almost everything they were great at with a little added Soul before the great drop in quality - The Rocking feeling of Smokin' plus a dash of Town and Country acoustical greatness ("Say No More") and some good covers on Side Two. The only part I did not like much was Side Four, where it sounded like Steve was trying way too hard in his vocals which to me gave a hint as to where they started to fall. The Performance album was a great set (excellent late night album!), and that's what I judged it by.

Getting back to Smokin', the hit (OK, FM Radio hit) "30 Days In the Hole" is one of the very few songs about Hard Living that still stands up today especially through Steve Marriott's singing. My favorite on the album, however, is the slow burning cover of "Road Runner" and the "G Jam" that follows it. Side One is good, but Side Two ("30 Days..." and after) steals the show.
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HUGE influence this and rock at the fillmore change my world as a singer and guitar player and songwriter in a band!!!!
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Smokin' is their best album, but Humble Pie in general is a pretty "meh" band in my opinion. They're no better than random 70's hard rock band.
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