Humble Pie were one of rock’s first supergroups and also the first band to be described as Heavy Metal. Though initially quite popular in their English homeland, over the course of their existence, they gradually became more popular in the US.
In late 1968 Steve Marriott (ex-Small Faces) formed Humble Pie in Essex with Greg Ridley (ex-Spooky Tooth), Peter Frampton (ex-The Herd) and Jerry Shirley (ex-Apostolic Intervention). Not surprisingly, they were signed to Immediate — home of both Small Faces and Apostolic Intervention. They released their debut single, “Natural Born Bugie” b/w “Wrist Job,” in July 1969 and it reached number four in the UK. The attendant full-length, As Safe as Yesterday... Read More