Rolling Stone - 12/23/71, p.65
"...a powerful live recording whose weak moments in no way mitigate its overall impact. The good music here is so good that once you hear it, you'll want to own it..."
Originally released on LP as a double album.
Recorded live at The Fillmore East, New York.
Personnel: Steve Marriott (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Peter Frampton (vocals, guitar); Jerry Shirley (drums).
Audio Remixer: Eddie Kramer.
Photographers: Joel Brodsky; Randy Alpert; Shepard Sherbell.
Arranger: Humble Pie.
Recorded in 1971, shortly before guitarist Peter Frampton left the band, ROCKIN' presents Humble Pie live at New York City's Fillmore East. The British blues-rock group charges through a sweaty, high-octane set (originally released as a double LP) that includes the blistering stompers "Four Day Creep," "Stone Cold Fever," and "I Don't Need No Doctor." Although the entire ensemble is in top form on this seven-song disc, the record is a showcase for the astoundingly powerful vocals of former Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott (who, in his hard-rock mode, prefigures AC/DC's Bon Scott) and the heavy-blues riffage of Frampton (surprisingly enough, the guy could wield an axe), who would, of course, go on to record his own wildly successful concert album later in the decade.