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After The Flood: The 13 Favourite Albums Of Howe Gelb, Aged 12-16
Stewart Smith , June 11th, 2012 08:21

In a neat twist on our 13 favourite albums feature, Giant Sand's Howe Gelb talks Stewart Smith through his formative records from his teenage years in Pennsylvania

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Humble Pie – Smokin'

I tripped over an album I used to play all the time by Humble Pie recently called Smokin'. [sings] "Thirty days in the hole..." Unbeknownst to me, Peter Frampton had left the band – I didn't even know he was in the band then – and it was Steve Marriot singing.

You know that whole movie Almost Famous is about Humble Pie, don't ya think? I think in the movie the singer was getting less attention that the guitar player, that might have been the whole Peter Frampton thing. So, Humble Pie, used to listen to that all the time.


Rabbit Fighter
Jun 11, 2012 3:23pm

Now that's a goddamn list! Compare to the utterly lazy and inane offering from Butch Vig recently...

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Grimm
Jun 11, 2012 5:51pm

coolest thing this summer would be a dozen by El-P. or Greg Sage. and that Cactus record is beinhart. thank you

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Jun 11, 2012 7:23pm

For a kid in Bumfuck, Pennsyltucky... right on! More dueling keyboards!

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Stavros P. Leibowitz
Jun 11, 2012 7:46pm

Boy, Howe sounds like a barrel of laughs, doesn't he? The list might be good but it's hardly insightful stuff, is it?

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Rooksby
Jun 14, 2012 6:40pm

In reply to Stavros P. Leibowitz:

...Or perhaps he prefers to keep his mouth shut when he has nothing to say, unlike most of the whimpering gobshites on here? Anyway, his anecdote about Bowie's space capsule is fab, & I'm going to track that Cactus LP down IMMEDIATELY on the basis on the hilarious sleeve... OK duck?

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