terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2011

Steve Marriott - All or Nuffin - The Final Perfomances

Steve Marriott - All or Nuffin - The Final Perfomances - 2009

30/jan/1945 - 20/abr/1991

Review by Philip Wolf
The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette have produced the two disc offering of Steve Marriott's, Packet of Three on stage in Germany. Steve would die tragically in a house fire only three months later.

With Steve on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Jim Leverton on bass guitar and Alan "Sticky" Wicket on drums, this three piece band produces a big sound that brings a smile. Steve is a fine form here, this is a great little group. "Memphis Tenessee" opens the show to loosen up the fingers, and then it's right into: "Watch Your Step". Steve, carries guitar duties with a combination of power chords and lead Runs that show that he doesn't need another guitar to produce that big & chunky style that he is famous for. The harp playing is right on target here as well, and his voice is in fine shape.

"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a number Steve had been playing for decades, and this is one of the better versions that I have heard of this classic. "Itchycoo Park", the Small Faces hit single makes a appearance here as well. "Natural Born Bugie" and "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" showcase the Humble Pie years quite nicely.

The sound quality of this show isn't stellar, but it is better than all the Bootleg CD's out there that really sound lousy. This is a full show and  Steve sounds really good on this one.

Disc two features Steve as a guest performer on other folks records. It isn't essential but it's interesting. The best of these is: "Havin' a Good Time" with Hermann Ze German. The Traffic song is a throwaway, this one is a little less than impressive. "Route 66/Be Bop A Lula" ia a live Humble Pie selection that has never been released before. The final track is an interview with Steve that took place in 1976 when he was promoting his "Marriott's All-Stars" LP and tour.

CD 01
01. Tennessee (Instrumental)
02. Watch Your Step
03. Some Kind Of Wonderful
04. Big Train Stops At Memphis
cartoon by J. Saurer
05. Watcha Gonna Do About It
06. Talkin' Bout You
07. Silly Song
08. Itchycoo Park

09. Mr. Pitiful
10. Hallelujah I Love Her So
11. Five Long Years
12. All Or Nothing
13. This Ol' Fool
14. Natural Born Bugie
15. Before You Accuse Me

CD 02
01. Why I Sing The Blues
02. Man In Black
03. Having A Good Time

04. Rainy Changes
05. Berkshire Poppies
06. Route 66 / Be Bob A Lula
07. Steve Marriott Interview


3 comentários :

unkerz disse...


lemonflag disse...

Stevie came home a day early and no one was home. He fell asleep while smoking and set fire to the bed. He crawled into a closet thinking it was the way out. When FD arrived they were told no one was in the house. What a tragedy.

Only Good Song disse...

Have fun and be happy

Many think he died of burns, and not by suffocation as actually occurred. Truly a tragedy. But his music will remain forever