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Humble Pie: Thunderbox

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 16 March 1974

STEVE MARRIOTT – hair flying, jaw set at an aggressive angle, knees akimbo and arms flailing over his jutting guitar – is one of the most characteristic and easily identifiable spectacles in rock. Tough, wiry, hardworking, alternately moody or wide-open, Marriott has hauled himself along by the guitar-strap, come hell or disaster, through punch-ups and cock-ups to ultimate success and happiness – we hope.

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