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Peter Frampton Great 70's Rock Artist

Updated on April 6, 2015

Peter Frampton is a Masterpiece Rock Artist

I had seen Peter Frampton many years ago in concert. He played all his classic 70s music that made him the great artist of his time. I still have his masterpiece album "Frampton Comes Alive."

The band's most successful song and forever a classic is "Do You Feel Like We Do." This song originally came from the Frampton's Camel album released in 1973. It was the band's second album then called, Frampton's Camel. Originally this song was about waking up with a hangover with the opening lyrics being "Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand..." It reached 110 on the US charts with the song's track being 6:44 minutes and was not then released as a single.

This song was added to Frampton Comes Alive album, which was released in 1976 and became Peter Frampton's masterpiece album. As a live performance and on the album, this song plays more than twice as long as the originally version, 14:17 minutes.

Disappointed in the lack of success from the Frampton's Camel album, Frampton and his band did not want to be confused with the band named Camel. It was decided to perform under his name, Frampton.

After coming into America from the UK, the band toured as the backup band for two years supporting acts such as the J. Geils Band and ZZ Top.

Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - All HIs Greatest Hits in one Audio CD

Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

English guitarist, pianist and singer Peter Frampton was a school-friend of David Bowie. As a teenager he joined a band called The Herd, who had a UK No.6 hit in "From The Underworld" (1967), followed by "I Don't Want Our Loving To Die" the next year, which hit No.5. Soon Frampton became unhappy with his image as a teen idol, and formed Humble Pie with Steve Marriot of The Small Faces.

 
Peter Frampton Live 1976
Peter Frampton Live 1976

Three reasons to love Peter Frampton

1. Frampton was one of the first music artists to use a talk box. This is used to apply speech sounds (in the same way as singing) onto a musical instrument, typically a guitar.

2. Frampton was one of several '70s rock artists to break through to a wide audience with a live album, which turned them into a success after struggling to make a name from themselves.

3. Frampton Comes Alive album of 1976, became the best-selling live album of all time and held that title for more than 20 years

Great Peter Frampton stuff from Amazon

Peter Frampton [ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED] [EXTRA TRACKS]
Peter Frampton [ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED] [EXTRA TRACKS]

By Fred W. Anson (aka "Mr. IT") on October 16, 2004

Format: Audio CD

Peter Frampton's studio albums have typically been a step or two down in performance, energy and intensity from his live albums. I don't know why this is, but it has been noted not only by this reviewer but many others. This album, as well as his 2004 release, "Now", is the odd exception.

From the screamin' opener, "Day In The Sun" to the sweet closing ballad, "Changing All The Time" this album is superb. In fact, it just might be Peter Frampton's best studio album ever. Other songs that first appeared on this album that have since become staples of his live repertoire are: "It All Comes Down To You"; "You"; "Can't Take That Away"; and "Off The Hook". If you have enjoyed his live performances of these songs you will not be disappointed here.

Sweetening the pot are four bonus tracks which were originally released in Japan as an EP. For devoted Peter Frampton fan these four songs can be considered his small contribution to the short lived "Unplugged" fad of the 1990's. They're nothing to get too terribly excited about but, yo dude, they're free!

Finally, the liner notes by Peter Frampton add some interesting insight into how he works on his projects in general and this project in particular. It's interesting stuff that, to me, explains in part why his albums tend to be so "hit or miss". None-the-less, it worked on this one!

This is one of my favorite Peter Frampton albums. I suspect that it may be (or become) one of yours too!

 

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Peter Frampton had an amazing career, and was a seasoned rock guitarist when only 16 years old. The video brings back memories!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for introducing peter frampton.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      I hated Peter Frampton. Loved his songs, but he was soooooo much better look than the rest of us, and darn it, it looks like he still is.

      Just kidding. His live album was one I really liked, but his producers never really managed to recapture that energy in anything that followed. The Grateful Dead were so great in concert, they could never come close in a studio album. Same problem. How do you capture that energy in a studio?

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Those were good time...Nice lens:)

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Loved Peter Frampton, "Shoe me the Way" was one of the first songs I ever learned to play on guitar :)

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      Tyla MacAllister 6 years ago

      I still love Peter Frampton. I got the chance to see him live in the early 90s and he was still as good as ever. I think he's still cute even without the hair.

      Do You Feel Like We Do was the song we used to play at my college radio station when we needed to take a restroom break. That was back when we still played records and everything was manual.

      *SquidAngel blessings for this lens.*

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I remember Peter Frampton very well from my younger days in the 1970s. Very nice tribute. Nice to see this featured at the Best of SquidWho: http://squid-who.posterous.com/

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      I just featured this page at Squid Who Stop by and take a look!!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Frampton Comes Alive was big in my college days. He is still touring - catch up with him on Facebook, he has a very active account and comments a lot. Still sounds just as good today. Do you feel like I do? Lensrolled to my classic rock song lyrics lenses.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      I had forgotten about him, but as I read through the songs on the album I realize I know most of the songs.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      What a great trip down memory lane. I loved my Frampton Comes alive albom. Love the photos of him now. Also, listening to the youtube video while I am typing this and wondering why I loved his music so much.

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      David Schroeter 7 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      I've never really known much about the man, but I always liked his music!

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      Lisa 7 years ago from Rhode Island

      Love Peter Frampton lens roll to my music lens great lens

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Peter Frampton is a great musician. Great tribute.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Love Frampton and he is lookin' hot in your section Three reasons to love Peter Frampton. You need to change it to four reasons for lovin' and add that hair. Great lens.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I wish I could have seen him in concert. Love the songs.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Peter Frampton is great. Nice tribute!