Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
Are you kidding me?
You said Marriott "blew out his voice."
Are you trying to say that this happened after "Rock On," i.e., that his voice went downhill from there?
I wonder if you're familiar with "Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore?"
I believe Rock On came out after the Fillmore live album (almost 100% sure of it, but admittingly it's been awhile). Anyways, you could hear his voice going on Smokin and well after that, it was pretty much over not only for his voice, but for the band as a whole (I'm no Peter Frampton fan but maybe he saw it as well, since he left pretty much around the same time as Marriott's voice started to go).
Look, I like Steve Marriott's vocals (I don't know anyone who doesn't) and I know this isn't going to be the popular opinion when it comes to Marriott here (way too much Frampton love in the thread for it) but I'll always perfer his days with The Small Faces to the Humble Pie material where his voice was intact and much better served.