"I'll throw my two cents into the 'greatest rock vocalists' ring: Steve Marriott. He's the one for me...Boogie rock with a thick bottom end and lots of cowbell topped by Marriott's searing strutting cock voice is as much fun now as it was back then...I've got an original brown label A&M and it's always sounded good because A&M was a sound-conscious label with its own mastering room and recording studio but this Kevin Gray remaster smokes it in every way!...Very highly recommended!" Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 - Michael Fremer, musicangle.com
When Peter Frampton left Humble Pie, the band he co-founded, the group replaced him with fireball guitarist Clem Clemson. And Humble Pie grew a whole lot more raucous, more freewheeling and downright greasy. Smokin', the first album with Clemson, is unquestionably their greatest with Steve Marriott's soulful wail totally unleashed. Smokin' yielded the group's most memorable anthem - "30 Days In The Hole." Cut by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering with the most intense attention paid to every minute detail, this reissue is positively Smokin'!
Originally released in 1972.