Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore, with all its pumped up, sonically dirty cannon fire of rock and roll by the classic powerhouse quartet Humble Pie, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.00.
Led by the soulfully aggressive and pained gritty vocals of the late Steve Marriott (who remains one of the great unsung rock and roll singers in music history), and complimented by the razor sharp guitar notes and riffs from Peter Frampton (who later went on to his own dizzying superstardom), Humble Pie took what Led Zeppelin did, mixed it with some of the sounds of Marriott’s former group The Small Faces, and presented it hot off the blues/rock presses. Each studio album released by the band was met with more and more success, here stateside and overseas in their homeland of Britain.
By the time the live Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore came out back in November of 1971, the band were already seasoned pros and a killer live act. The result of the recordings of this performance are stellar, only one original song is played here, the rest are covers, like Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ Stone” and Ashford and Simpson’s much covered classic “I Don’t Need No Doctor.” “Stone Cold Fever” is the lone Humble Pie tune here, and like the other tracks, is full of that gusto, macho swagger that actually is an attribute here for the band instead of being a debit like it is for a lot of other bands of this type.
Loud, self-conscious, strong, and at its core bluesy, Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore remains essential listening for those into this kind of genre.
Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.
1. Four Day Creep
2. I’m Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
5. Rollin’ Stone
6. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
7. I Don’t Need No Doctor
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