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Humble Pie: Thunderbox

Review by 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 ...

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Steve Marriott (1974)

Interview by Jim Esposito, Rock's Backpages audio, February 1974

The Pieman tells some splendid road stories; talks about recording their latest, Thunderbox; looks back at his schooldays and the Small Faces, and talks about his immediate plans.

File format: mp3; file size: 25.6mb, interview length: 27' 56" sound quality: ***

The Small Faces' Steve Marriott (1985)

Interview by Chris Welch, Rock's Backpages audio, 29 May 1985

The smallest Face takes us back to the band's beginning: meeting Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones and starting the Small Faces; the Man with the Van, Jimmy Winston; signing up with manager Don Arden; sacking Winston and Ian McLagan joining; the hits, and wild times on the road; leaving Decca and Don Arden and joing Immediate; leaving the band and forming Humble Pie with Peter Frampton; his uneasy relationship with psychedelics and his cocaine years.

File format: mp3; file size: 85.2mb, interview length: 1h 28' 44" sound quality: ****

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The Rave Interview — Steve Marriott

Interview by Keith Altham, Rave, May 1969

Subject: Steve MarriottInterviewer: Keith AlthamSituation: Marriott's cottage in Essex ...

Exclusive! Marriott & Frampton present HUMBLE PIE

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 May 1969

When a new group is born naturally the Melody Maker is the first to know about it ...

Helpings of Humble Pie

Interview by David Hughes, Disc, 9 August 1969

IF THERE'S one particular impression of Humble Pie that sinks deeper than any other, it's the name. ...

Humble Pie: Ronnie Scott Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 16 August 1969

HUMBLE PIE were viewed with sceptical suspicion by the pop industry before their unveiling at a special press reception last week. However, with three encores ...

Humble Pie: Ronnie Scott's Club, London

Live Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 16 August 1969


Humble Pie: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1 November 1969

HUMBLE PIE presented a quietly attractive show at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, last week. There was no flash showmanship or star presentation. The atmosphere was ...

Humble Pie: Town and Country (Immediate Stereo IMSP 027)

Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 19 November 1969

Much improved Pie ...

Humble Pie, Grand Funk Railroad: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 17 December 1969

England's Humble Pie Here on First U.S. Tour ...

The Record Rapper: All the way to the West, by God, Virginia (Like, how obscure is West Virginia, Santa Claus?)

Overview by Gary Lucas, Cogito, February 1970

DUE TO the recent rash release of a rasher of ratified British records, no less, this is more of the same (see last issue if ...

Humble Pie: NME Crashes in on Stevie...

Review and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 July 1970 do a track-by track on Humble Pie latest album ...

MC5, Matthew's Southern Comfort, Humble Pie, May Blitz: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 8 August 1970

ON THE surface it seemed crazy — 1,500 kids packed into a hot stuffy old engine shed, while outside the temperature was in the seventies. ...

We May Lose Humble Pie: "We're not having to do the walking on the water bit"

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 10 October 1970


Humble Pie Get Back To Steve's Roots

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 17 October 1970

HUMBLE PIE have got back to what could ostensibly be called Steve Marriott's roots. Today their musical approach involves a good solid line in basic ...

Humble Pie: Town and Country; As Safe As Yesterday Is; Humble Pie

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 12 November 1970

HUMBLE PIE'S debut album was released only in England. It was called Town and Country and was, for the most part, quiet and basically acoustic ...

Humble Pie: Rock On (A&M)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 24 April 1971

A MASTERFUL album. While it goes without saying this is their best yet, there is a quality in the performance and production here that sets ...

ELP In America

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 8 May 1971

BLOOD streaming from his head, a middle-aged man, white, well-dressed, staggered into the headlights of the battered Yellow Cab. The Puerto Rican driver, grinned and ...

Humble Pie: Rock On

Review by Loyd Grossman, Rolling Stone, 13 May 1971

It seems that Humble Pie didn't quite hit the US the right way. ...

Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie: Shea Stadium, Queens NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 17 July 1971

Beatles Still Hold Record ...

Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Humble Pie, Edgar Winter: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 1971

ELP Group Presents a Mixed Bag at the Bowl ...

America Makes a Cookin' Pie, Britain the Humble Crumble

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 24 July 1971


Steve Marriott: Humble As Pie

Report and Interview by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, September 1971

AFTER A COMPLETELY satisfying set by Humble Pie at the Capitol Theatre, I went backstage for an interview with Steve Marriott, their trebly-talented lead singer, ...

Not So Umble Pie

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 2 October 1971

Frampton Always Been The Odd Man Out ...

The Who: Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy (Track 2406 006; £2.15); Humble Pie: Performance Rockin' At The Fillmore (A&M AMLH 63506; £2.29).

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 27 November 1971

THE REASON I have for linking these two albums together is to try to demonstrate the right way and the wrong way to do it. ...

Humble Pie: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 4 December 1971

THE STARK black and white posters for Sunday's Humble Pie London concert boldly proclaimed, "Humble Pie Performance, Rockin' The Roundhouse," and that's exactly what the ...

Humble Pie

Profile by Jon Tiven, Spoonful, 1972

I MEAN, just because Humble Pie are the most exciting live band I've ever witnessed in the past seven years, that's no reason for me ...

The New Filling In Humble Pie

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 8 January 1972

EVERY NOW and again, America latches onto an English band in a big way. Last year it was Elton John, the Faces, and Long John ...

Here They Are — Nasty Humble Pie

Report by Ed McCormack, Rolling Stone, 11 May 1972

NEW YORK — "Spittin', arse kickin' rock and rool, man," Steve Marriott is saying, fiddling with the switch of the cassette player on the dressertop. ...

Humble Pie: Smokin' (A&M)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 11 May 1972

HUMBLE PIE have persevered. Their first record company (Immediate) went out of business, vile-tempered record reviewers slandered their early albums from here to Zanzibar, and ...

Humble Pie: Smokin'

Review by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 1 June 1972

IF DETERMINATION has anything whatsoever to do with success, Humble Pie is destined to become one of the major groups of the decade. Since their ...

Frampton: the Musician Who Beat a Pretty Face

Interview by Tony Norman, New Musical Express, 3 June 1972

PETE FRAMPTON has seen a lot of changes in his 22 years. There was a time when the pretty Face of '68 was showered with ...

Humble Pie: Smokin' (A&M)

Review by 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. ...

Humble Pie: Black Birds Baked in a Pie

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 14 October 1972

STEVE MARRIOTT has a dream. A colossal vision of honey-voiced black ladies and a crazy Louisiana sax player, skinny as a wasp and with dynamite ...

Lost And Found — The Tasty Tale of Humble Pie's Softest Slice

Profile and Interview by John Swenson, Circus, December 1972

Once upon a time a raunchy shouter named Steve Marriott used to stand shyly in the wings asking if it was time to go onstage. ...

Humble Pie: Eat It

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, May 1973

HUMBLE PIE ARE your archetypal underachieves. Every album they lay down a couple of tracks that show what they can really do when they set ...

Humble Pie: Eat It

Review by Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, 10 May 1973

HUMBLE PIE have always been a changing band, mutating from a Great Hardrocker (As Safe As Yesterday Is) to soft rock (Town & Country), and ...

Humble Pie: Pulling In The Soul Audience

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 23 June 1973

THE STORY SO FAR: Steve Marriott, one time leader of pop idols the Small Faces and now boss of "progressive" rock and rollers Humble Pie, ...

The Bouncers

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 30 June 1973

ANDREW TYLER Investigates the growing thuggery in concert halls the world over. And gets points of view from the stars, bouncers and the companies who ...

Humble Pie: Mooshi Mooshi Humble Pie Rock Me In Osaka

Report by Steven Rosen, Zoo World, 30 August 1973

TOKYO – Tokyo Airport lay hidden beneath gray layers of rain as the specially-chartered "Pie In The Sky" aircraft landed after hours of delays, near-missed ...

Dee Anthony: Dee Works!

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 9 February 1974

From doing impersonations of Al Jolson for 20 bucks a night to managing Humble Pie – that's the story of Dee Anthony. He talks to ...

Humble Pie: Thunderbox (A&M)

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, 28 February 1974

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1972: 10,000 people rockin' and reelin' with the feelin'. Onstage is Humble Pie, who, by this time, have worked their set into ...

Humble Pie: Odeon, Birmingham

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Disc, 9 November 1974

FOR SOME bizarre reason, HUMBLE PIE have been finding it particularly hard to gain acceptance in England, despite the fact that they are now a ...

Humble Pie: Steve Marriott's Bad Old Days

Interview by Jim Esposito, Creem, May 1975

STEVE MARRIOTT laid back, looking like a spaced-out leprechaun, a cigarette in one hand and a bottle of Guinness in the other. ...

Humble Pie: Street Rats; Peter Frampton: Frampton (both A&M)

Review by Jim Esposito, Creem, August 1975

FOUR ALBUMS already? Wow. It's been four albums since Peter Frampton was still in Humble Pie. Five albums since Rock On – the only album ...

The Small Faces

Retrospective by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 10 January 1976

WELL – WHAT do you make of it lads? There's Rodney, jetting round the world with his blonde bombshell, the very lovely Britt Ekland. ...

The Steve Marriott Autodiscography Part Two

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, August 1981

As told to Jim Green ...

Steve Marriott: All Or Nothing

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

The late Steve Marriott was, in his prime, a writer of transcendent English pop songs. He was, to the end, a blues and soul shouter ...

Very ‘Eavy: Remembering Steve Marriott and 'Umble Pie

Retrospective by Paul Gorman, Rock's Backpages, December 2003

IT SEEMS inconceivable now, but Humble Pie were once very, very big, albeit for a short while. In recent years – post-Loaded, post-Britpop, post-lad, post-PC ...

Jerry Shirley: A Slice of the Pie Has His Say

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 15 November 2011

ENGLISH LAD and budding drummer Jerry Shirley was all of 16 years old in late 1968 when he received the phone call that would change ...

Peter Frampton: Fables Of The Resurrection

Interview by David Quantick, The Word, January 2012

He had the biggest-selling album of all time and then "completely tanked" for 28 years. Peter Frampton, this is your rebooted life! ...

see also Peter Frampton

see also Clydie King

see also Steve Marriott


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