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Humble Pie

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
1968 in Essex, England

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s






Humble Pie

Biography

A showcase for former Small Faces' frontman Steve Marriott and one-time Herd guitar virtuoso Peter Frampton, the hard rock outfit Humble Pie formed in Essex, England in 1969. Also featuring ex-Spooky Tooth bassist Greg Ridley along with drummer Jerry Shirley, the fledgling group spent the first several months of its existence locked away in Marriott's Essex cottage, maintaining a relentless practice schedule. Signed to the Immediate label, Humble Pie soon issued their debut single "Natural Born Boogie," which hit the British Top Ten and paved the way for the group's premiere LP, As Safe as Yesterday Is.. A showcase for former Small Faces' frontman Steve Marriott and one-time Herd guitar virtuoso Peter Frampton, the hard rock outfit Humble Pie formed in Essex, England in 1969. Also featuring ex-Spooky Tooth bassist Greg Ridley along with drummer Jerry Shirley, the fledgling group spent the first several months of its existence locked away in Marriott's Essex cottage, maintaining a relentless practice schedule. Signed to the Immediate label, Humble Pie soon issued their debut single "Natural Born Boogie," which hit the British Top Ten and paved the way for the group's premiere LP, As Safe as Yesterday Is.

After touring the U.S. in support of 1969's Town and Country, Humble Pie returned home only to discover that Immediate had declared bankruptcy. The band recruited a new manager, Dee Anthony, who helped land them a new deal with A&M; behind closed doors, Anthony encouraged Marriott to direct the group towards a harder-edged, grittier sound far removed from the acoustic melodies favored by Frampton. As Marriott's raw blues shouting began to dominate subsequent LPs like 1970's eponymous effort and 1971's Rock On, Frampton's role in the band he co-founded gradually diminished; finally, after a highly charged U.S. tour which yielded 1971's commercial breakthrough Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore, Frampton exited Humble Pie to embark on a solo career.

After enlisting former Colosseum guitarist Dave "Clem" Clempson to fill the void, Humble Pie grew even heavier for 1972's Smokin', their most successful album to date. However, while 1973's ambitious double studio/live set Eat It fell just shy of the Top Ten, its 1974 follow-up Thunderbox failed to crack the Top 40. After 1975's Street Rats reached only number 100 before disappearing from the charts, Humble Pie disbanded; while Shirley formed Natural Gas with Badfinger alum Joey Molland, and Clempson and Ridley teamed with Cozy Powell in Strange Brew, Marriott led Steve Marriott's All-Stars before joining a reunited Small Faces in 1977.

In 1980, Marriott and Shirley re-formed Humble Pie with ex-Jeff Beck Group vocalist Bobby Tench and bassist Anthony Jones. After a pair of LPs, 1980's On to Victory and the following year's Go for the Throat, the group mounted a troubled tour of America: after one injury-related interruption brought on when Marriott mangled his hand in a hotel door, the schedule was again derailed when the frontman fell victim to an ulcer. Soon, Humble Pie again dissolved; while Shirley joined Fastway, Marriott went into seclusion. At the dawn of the 1990s, he and Frampton made tentative plans to begin working together once more, but on April 20, 1991, Marriott died in the fire which destroyed his 16th century Arkesden cottage. He was 44 years old.

Top Albums

Live At the Whisky a-Go-Go, Humble Pie
1. Live At the ..
Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore (Live), Humble Pie
2. Performance ..
Smokin', Humble Pie
3. Smokin'
The Definitive Collection, Humble Pie
4. The Definiti..
Rock On, Humble Pie
5. Rock On
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Humble Pie (Remastered), Humble Pie
6. 20th Century..
Live '73, Humble Pie
7. Live '73
Classics, Vol. 14: Humble Pie, Humble Pie
8. Classics, Vo..
Town and Country (Bonus Track Version), Humble Pie
9. Town and Cou..
Live At Winterland, Humble Pie
10. Live At Wint..
Winning Combinations: Humble Pie & Nazareth, Humble Pie
11. Winning Comb..
Hot 'N' Nasty, Humble Pie
12. Hot 'N' Nast..
Humble Pie Selected Hits, Humble Pie
13. Humble Pie S..
Town and Country, Humble Pie
14. Town and Cou..
On To Victory, Humble Pie
15. On To Victor..
Live '81, Humble Pie
16. Live '81
Go For The Throat, Humble Pie
17. Go For The T..
Live in New York 1971, Humble Pie
18. Live in New ..
The Immediate Years, Humble Pie
19. The Immediat..
Natural Born Bugie, Humble Pie
20. Natural Born..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
30 Days In the HoleSmokin'3:57$1.29
2.
30 Days In the Hole20th Century Masters - The ..4:05$1.29
3.
I Don't Need No Doctor (Live)Performance - Rockin' t..9:15$1.29
4.
I Don't Need No Doctor (Live at ..Definitive Collection8:47$1.29
5.
30 Days In the HoleDefinitive Collection3:56$1.29
6.
Natural Born WomanDefinitive Collection4:10$0.99
7.
Shine OnRock On3:04$0.99
8.
FixerSmokin'5:02$0.99
9.
Hot 'N' NastySmokin'3:21$0.99
10.
Road Runner / Road Runner's '..Smokin'3:43$0.99
11.
For Your Love (Live at The Whiskey A..Live At the Whisky a-Go-Go9:17$0.99
12.
30 Days in a Hole (Live)60s & 70s Acid Flash7:49$0.99
13.
30 Days in a Hole (Live)Classic Rock Mega Hits7:50$0.99
14.
I Don't Need No DoctorLive in New York 19715:52$0.99
15.
Sweet Peace and TimeLive in New York 19714:37$0.99
16.
I WonderLive in New York 19718:13$0.99
17.
FixerLive in New York 19715:35$0.99
18.
C'mon EverybodyLive in New York 19716:53$0.99
19.
30 Days in a Hole (Live)Raised On Classic Rock7:50$0.99
20.
30 Days in a Hole (Live)Living in The '70s7:49$0.99
21.
30 Days In the HoleA&M 50: The Anniversary..3:55$1.29
22.
Chip Away (The Stone) (LP Version)Go For The Throat4:57$1.29
23.
Lottie And The Charcoal Queen (LP Ve..Go For The Throat4:36$1.29
24.
Go For The Throat (LP Version)Go For The Throat3:58$1.29
25.
Over You (LP Version)On To Victory2:14$1.29

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