Go for the Throat

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Go for the throat
Studio album by Humble Pie
Released 1981
Recorded 1980
Genre Rock, hard rock, blues rock
Label Atco, Polydor
Producer Gary Lyons
Humble Pie chronology
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Go for the Throat is the tenth studio album recorded by the English rock band Humble Pie and the second with the new lineup including, guitarist and vocalist Steve Marriott, Drummer Jerry Shirley, respected US East Coast bassist Anthony "Sooty" Jones and vocalist and guitarist, Bobby Tench from The Jeff Beck Group.[1] Marriott also brought in backing vocalists Marge Raymond, Dana Kral and Robin Beck, once again looking for a more authenthic and refined R&B sound and feel. Go For The Throat was released by Atco in 1981 and the new version of "Tin Soldier" reached #58 in the US single charts. A promotional tour started but was curtailed after Marriott damaged his wrist and shortly afterwards suffered from a duodenal ulcer.[2]

The band toured the album after it had been released.[3] At the beginning of the tour, earlier scheduled appearances by the band were delayed and later Marriott became ill, forcing the cancellation of all further tour dates. Soon afterwards Humble Pie disbanded,[4] after Go For The Throat they were dropped by their record label due to contractual differences[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "All Shook Up" (Blackwell/Presley) 2:40
  2. "Teenage Anxiety" (Marriott) 4:44
  3. "Tin Soldier" (Marriott/Lane) 3:09
  4. "Keep It on the Island" (Marriott/Tench/Shirley) 3:54
  5. "Driver" (Marriott) 3:19

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Restless Blood" (Supa) 4:04
  2. "Go for the Throat" (Marriott/Tench) 3:59
  3. "Lottie and the Charcoal Queen" (Marriott/Shirley) 4:37
  4. "Chip Away the Stone" (Supa) 4:55 (Aerosmith cover)


  • Robin Beck - Vocals
  • Maxine Dixon - Vocals
  • Anthony Jones - Bass, Vocals
  • Dana Kral - Vocals
  • Steve Marriott - Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Jerry Shirley - Drums, Percussion
  • Bob Tench - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Gary Lyons - Producer

"Tin Soldier"/"Go for the Throat"


  1. ^ Rollingstone. George-Warren and Romanowski, Patricia. The Rolling Stone encyclopedia of rock & roll. Fireside. p. 452. 
  2. ^ Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... p. 248. 
  3. ^ a b Muise, Dan. Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer & Trower. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 148. 
  4. ^ Hewitt; Hellier. Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... p. 248.