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Humble Pie: Smokin' (A&M)

Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

THERE'S SOMETHING intriguing in the idea that Humble Pie are so thoroughly enjoyable yet refuse so adamantly to yield to any kind of critical insight. They are mired in British rock history through dozens of twists and turns, mired in the history of all-rock through just as many permutations, and mired in nothing but their own charm, glamor and enthusiasm live and on record.

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