9/1/14

Humble Pie - John Peel Sunday Show (1970)

A re-up in response to a request. Interesting to see which LPs are first requested. A good opportunity to remember what a great guy was Steve Marriott and an interesting, although uneven, band was the Pie. Catch it here.

This show was recorded during the period the band was becoming the hard blues combo it would be most remembered for in the story of rock music, the band who left the famous Performance Rockin' the Fillmore (released in complete version last October, that means with the 4 shows the band played over their 2 day staying in the place) to the world, recorded 8 months later. Interestingly, here the band is only negociating its heavy turn and it's a less extreme approach of this so typical 70's style characterized by long long tracks with a lot of improvisation. The best moment of this show is the 18 min cover of Dr John's classic "I Walk On Guilded Splinters". Really amazing the way they carry the audience throughout a maelstrom of gloomy blues and voodoo atmospheres. No use to say more. Steve Marriott was really a sort of hero in his genre. And hearing the so particular John Peel voice introducing each song, as if we were still in 1970 listening to the radio, is a nostalgia shoot for old dogs like me. Enjoy it here. I created the cover sleeve with a Harry Clarke drawing (the illustrator of Edgar Allan Poe). Sorry for the picture on the back cover, it's the 1972 version of the band, Clem Clempson replacing Peter Frampton, gone for sucessful solo adventures. Below, the videos are not from this show but shot during the same period.






4 comments:

kobilica said...

My favorite band from that time.Many thanks for this one...

Anonymous said...

Can this be re-upped, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the re-up.

Blair Chadwick said...

Loving that wobbly bass line up high! And i thought Frampton was all a bit the talk box!