Performance Rockin' the Fillmore

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Performance Rockin' the Fillmore
Humble Pie - Performance Rockin' the Fillmore.jpg
Live album by Humble Pie
Released November 1971
Recorded May 28–29, 1971
Fillmore East
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 72:39
Label A&M
Producer Humble Pie
Humble Pie chronology
Rock On
(1971)Rock On1971
Performance Rockin' the Fillmore
(1971)
Smokin'
(1972)Smokin'1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Billboard (positive)[1]

Performance Rockin' the Fillmore is the 1971 live double-LP/single-CD by English blues-rock group Humble Pie. It reached #21 on the Billboard 200, and hit the UK Top 40.

Background[edit]

This hour-long set boasted only one original song and a handful of cover tunes. "I Don't Need No Doctor" was the biggest hit from the album, having been issued as an edited single and reaching #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1971.

The song listed as "Four Day Creep", and attributed to classic blues singer Ida Cox, bears no melodic or lyrical resemblance to her self-recorded composition of that title. The single version of "I Don't Need No Doctor" was backed with "A Song for Jenny" from the Rock On album, which Marriott wrote for his first wife, Jenny Rylance.

As drummer Jerry Shirley explained in the documentary The Life And Times Of Steve Marriott[3], during the mixing of the album, the band presented what they thought to be the finished product to their manager, Dee Anthony. Upon listening to it, he made one comment: "Great, but where's the audience?" It turned out that Marriott and Shirley were stoned and had forgotten to include the sound of the audience in the mix - so it was back to the mixing desk.

Shortly before the album's release, guitarist Peter Frampton left due to growing friction between him and Marriott.

The album's steady sales helped Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore to become the band's first RIAA gold record. Its popularity helped the band's previous album, Rock On, reach gold album status as well.

On October 29, 2013, Omnivore Recordings released all four sets recorded that weekend as a four CD set "Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore-Complete Recordings".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Four Day Creep" (Ida Cox) 3:46
2. "I'm Ready" (music by Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, words by Willie Dixon) 8:31
3. "Stone Cold Fever" (Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley) 6:18
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" (Dr John Creaux) 23:25
Side three
No. Title Length
5. "Rollin' Stone" (Muddy Waters, arranged by Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley) 16:07
Side four
No. Title Length
6. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" (Ray Charles) 5:10
7. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead) 9:15

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Releases[edit]

1971 LP A&M 3506
1990 LP A&M 6008
1990 CD A&M 75021-6008-2
1990 CS A&M 75021-6008-4
1996 CD Universal/Polygram 1887
2004 LP Classic 3506
2006 CD Universal 6229
2007 CD Universal 93221
2007 CD Universal 93221 (Japan)
2013 CD Universal 3751304
2017 LP Box Disc 3 A&M ('The A&M Vinyl Boxset 1970-1975'released June 16, 2017)

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