Town And Country
Label: Charly Records
Humble Pie's legacy is that of a marathon boogie-rock unit that barnstormed American arenas year-round in the early '70s. But on their initial output, including 1969's Town and Country, the Pie sound more like rural folkies raised on the Stones' Beggars Banquet. Sure, former Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott is always up for some gritty soul shouting, but it's the pastoral flavors of Peter Frampton, a wonderful acoustic guitarist and songwriter, that rule wildly underrated Town and Country.