Wednesday, October 28, 2009
One autumnal number I'd been hoping to place in last Sunday's Autumn Falls mix was Humble Pie's Wrist Job. An oddly titled outtake from As Safe As Yesterday Is. A performance rumbling along on a slow-shifting tidal swell of heavy Hammond, roof-raising gospel vocals and one runaway bass, all of which come crashing together in heady perfection between 3:00 and 3:30
As much as I love the track, it's just too, well, potent and powerful to sit alongside the soft footfall required for last Sunday's mix.
Humble Pie - Wrist Job
However, a Wrist Job-lite can be traced back to a track from Steve Marriot's previous band The Small Faces, where it had an instrumental run out under the title of The Pig's Trotters.
The Small Faces - The Pig's Trotters
Oh, and the tweety-bird samples bookending Autumn Falls come from this and this.