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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


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.