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Thunderbox is the seventh studio album by English hard rock group Humble Pie, released in 1974. It reached #52 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States. The planned UK release was cancelled.

Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1974
RecordedOlics Sound
GenreHard rock, R&B
ProducerSteve Marriott
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Twelve songs appear, seven of them covers, "Grooving With Jesus" originally released by gospel legends The Violinaires, Ann Peebles song "I Can't Stand the Rain" once referred to by John Lennon as the perfect single; "Anna (Go to Him)" originally written and performed by Arthur Alexander and recorded by The Beatles on their first album, and "Oh La-De-Da" by The Staple Singers.[1]

Incidentally, the word Thunderbox is a seventeenth century slang word for the toilet[2] which gives an example of Humble Pie's sense of humour.[3] The cover shows a keyhole through which a woman can be seen sitting on a toilet.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Thunderbox" (Marriott, Clempson)
  2. "Groovin' with Jesus" (Gene Barge, Bennie Swartz)
  3. "I Can't Stand the Rain" (Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller)
  4. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Arthur Alexander)
  5. "No Way" (Marriott, Ridley)
  6. "Rally with Ali" (Marriott, Clempson, Ridley, Shirley)
  7. "Don't Worry, be Happy" (Marriott, Clempson, Ridley, Shirley)
  8. "Ninety-Nine Pounds" (Don Bryant)
  9. "Every Single Day" (Clempson)
  10. "No Money Down" (Chuck Berry)
  11. "Drift Away" (Mentor Williams)
  12. "Oh La-De-Da" (Phillip Mitchell)


With Guest :

  • Mel Collins - horns
  • Special Thanks to The Blackberries :
    • Carlena Williams -vocals
    • Venetta Fields - vocals
    • Billie Barnum - vocals
  • Hipgnosis - original album sleeve design
  • Arranged and Produced by The Pie
  • Recorded at Olics Sound, somewhere east of Guatemala
  • Editing : Alan O'Duffy


Date City Country Venue
15 February 1974 Orlando United States
16 February 1974 Miami Miami Stadium
17 February 1974 Tampa Curtis Hixon Convention Hall
19 February 1974 Mobile
21 February 1974 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
22 February 1974 Richmond Robins Centre
24 February 1974 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Centre
25 February 1974 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
26 February 1974 Kalamazoo Miller Auditorium
27 February 1974 St Louis Kiel Auditorium
1 March 1974 Terre Haute Hulman Centre
3 March 1974 Knoxville
4 March 1974 Chattanoga Memorial Auditorium
6 March 1974 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
8 March 1974 Hershey Hersheypark Arena
9 March 1974 Binghampton Memorial Arena
10 March 1974 Utica Memorial Auditorium
11 March 1974 Boston Boston Music Hall
13 March 1974 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
14 March 1974 Flint IMA Auditorium
15 March 1974 Lousville Convention Centre
17 March 1974 Columbia University Auditorium
18 March 1974 Atlanta The Omni
22 March 1974 Memphis Ellis Auditorium
18 May 1974 London United Kingdom Charlton Football Ground
6 June 1974 London Rainbow Theatre
6 July 1974 Buxton Booth Farm
16 August 1974 Bilzen Belgium Dell
20 September 1974 Bracknell United Kingdom Sports Centre


  1. ^ Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful p.217
  2. ^ project:restoration - White House
  3. ^ Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful p.217
  4. ^ " Humble Pie tour dates". Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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