Hot 'N' Nasty takes 31 tracks and spreads them across two discs, competently representing Humble Pie's blues boogie sound through the span of nine albums. Not only does this set compile the most worthy material from the band, but it also demonstrates how their sound changed slightly as the 1970s progressed. "Hot 'n' Nasty" was the sixth single by English rock outfit Humble Pie, one of the first supergroups of the 1960s-'70s. Released in 1972, the song peaked at #52 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The B-side is "You're So Good for Me".
This concert was recorded while the band was promoting Eat It!, a double LP that featured three sides of studio songs and one side of live material. Though Eat It! went to the Top 15, and Humble Pie had firmly established themselves as a powerful live act, the band's powers (and their popularity) seemed to gradually decline following this tour. The band returned in 1974 with Thunderbox, but the constant focus by the media and the fans on Steve Marriott began taking its toll within the group. In 1975, Humble Pie reunited in the studio with ex-manager Andrew Oldham, and recorded Street Rats, a quirky collection of tracks, including three Beatles covers. The band embarked on a "Farewell" tour, and called it a day. Soon after the demise of Humble Pie, Marriott recruited Ridley for a solo album and tour, and in 1977 and 1978, participated in an unsuccessful Small Faces reunion. Clempson joined the Jack Bruce Band, and Shirley played with Natural Gas and Magnet, neither of which saw any real commercial success.
After a couple of years of relentless touring, Humble Pie capitalized on their loyal U.S. following to capture the market with this, their fifth studio album. Although lead guitarist Peter Frampton was replaced by Clem Clemson – an excellent player – the band remained essentially the same. Led by singer/guitarist Steve Marriott's soulful wail, the group enjoyed a huge hit from this record, "30 Days in the Hole" – the track which defined the Pie's not-so-subtle appeal. The rest of the record is equally funky and intriguing. Stephen Stills guests on "Road Runner 'G' Jam," playing some nasty Hammond organ fills. In the end, though, the group defined themselves as the undisputed leaders of the boogie movement in the early 1970s, as a band.
Humble Pie's Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 1 is a raw testament to what this band did best; playing bluesy, gutsy, soulful and often hard rock, live on stage to an adoring audience. Drawn from a variety of mainly audience recordings that have previously only been available as "under the counter" pirate releases, this is an honest, and often unforgiving, tribute to a classic and much missed '70s supergroup. Originally emerging from the remnants of '60s beat heroes, The Small Faces, Humble Pie formed in 1969 when guitarist and vocalist Steve Marriott joined forces with Peter Frampton, drummer Jerry Shirley and bassist Greg Ridley, and signed to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label…
Smokin' is the fifth studio album by the English group Humble Pie, released in 1972. The album peaked at #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, and hit the UK Top 30…
Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 album from the British Blues/Boogie band led by former Small Faces main man Steve Marriott. Each side of the original double album was different: Side One features Steve Marriott- penned Rock 'n' Roll; Side Two has classic R&B covers; Side Three is a collection of acoustic Steve Marriott songs; finally, Side Four features Humble Pie live in concert. This album showcases the dynamic diversity and talent of Steve Marriott's gritty bluesy vocals with some funky Soul mixed in throughout along with straight ahead blistering rockers. This reissue comes with new artwork and sleeve notes by Malcolm Dome who has interviewed members of the band to get the complete story. 24bit Remaster 2007
Things finally clicked with the band's fifth studio album, Smokin'. It became the band's best-selling album, with chart peaks of #6 in the US and #28 in the UK. The album contained "30 Days in the Hole" which became one the band's best known songs. The album marked Marriot's emergence as the band's primary creative force, including being the album's producer. 24bit Remaster 2007
The band's second studio release, Town and Country came just three months after their debut album. The album was assembled hurriedly, with all of the band's members sharing songwriter duties. It had a much softer sound than the first album, with a mix of ballads, blues, folk and country rock. The album failed to chart in the UK or US.