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Studio album by Humble Pie
Released February 1974
Genre Hard rock
Label A&M
Producer Steve Marriott
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Thunderbox is the seventh studio album by English rock group Humble Pie, released in 1974. It reached #52 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States.

Album profile[edit]

Twelve songs appear, seven of them covers, "Grooving With Jesus" originally released by gospel legends The Violinaires, Ann Peebles song "I Can't Stand the Rain" once referred to by John Lennon as the perfect single; "Anna (Go to Him)" originally written and performed by Arthur Alexander and "Oh La-De-Da" by The Staple Singers.[1]

Incidentally, the word Thunderbox is a seventeenth century slang word for the toilet[2] which gives an example of Humble Pie's sense of humour.[3] The cover shows a keyhole through which a woman can be seen sitting on a toilet.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thunderbox" (Marriott, Clempson)
  2. "Groovin' with Jesus" (Gene Barge/Bennie Swartz)
  3. "I Can't Stand the Rain" (Peebles, Bryant, Miller)
  4. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Alexander)
  5. "No Way" (Marriott, Ridley)
  6. "Rally with Ali" (Marriott, Clempson, Ridley, Shirley)
  7. "Don't Worry, be Happy" (Marriott, Clempson, Ridley, Shirley)
  8. "Ninety-Nine Pounds" (Bryant)
  9. "Every Single Day" (Clempson)
  10. "No Money Down" (Berry)
  11. "Drift Away" (Williams)
  12. "Oh La-De-Da" (Mitchell)

Album credits[edit]

  • Mel Collins - horn
  • Special Thanks to The Blackberries :
    • Carlena Williams -vocals
    • Venetta Fields - vocals
    • Billie Barnum - vocals
  • Arranged and Produced by The Pie
  • Recorded at Olics Sound, somewhere east of Guatemala
  • Editing : Alan O'Duffy


  1. ^ Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful p.217
  2. ^ project:restoration - White House
  3. ^ Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful p.217

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