The Scrubbers Session is a collection of unreleased material that Humble Pie and Steve Marriott recorded in the mid-'70s, as the group reached the end of the line. The music on the disc was initially planned as another Humble Pie album, yet it metamorphosized into a Marriott solo project over the course of recording. As a result, the record is substantially more interesting than many latter-day Humble Pie records, which were hampered by formulaic writing, yet the material is a little too unfocused to appeal to anyone but hardcore fans. Still, for those fans, The Scrubbers Sessions is essential, since it showcases Marriott breaking free from the limitations of Humble Pie and revitalizing himself artistically.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine