Steve Marriott - guitar, lead vocals; Bob Tench - guitar, vocals; Anthony "Sooty" Jones - bass, vocals; Jerry Shirley - drums
The final lineup of Humble Pie, featuring ex-Jeff Beck Group singer Bob Tench on second guitar and bassist Sooty Jones ably augmenting founding members Steve Marriott and Jerry Shirley. Using borrowed equipment (the bands equipment was stolen earlier that day), the group takes to the club stage of the short lived Private's in New York City. Recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, here the performance is presented in it's unedited, profanity filled entirety.
This all too brief tour was essentially Humble Pie's last hurrah before calling it quits for good. Regardless, this is a high energy performance showcasing material from their soon-to-be-released "Go For The Throat" album, in addition to several classics from the bands' 1970s repertoire. Highlights include a seering "I Don't Need No Doctor" to open the set, the debut live Pie performance of the Small Faces classic, "Tin Soldier," and a highly extended jam on "30 Days In The Hole." The latter excursion clocks in at nearly 23 minutes and includes a brief diversion into Dr. John's "I Walk On Guilded Splinters."