September 29, 2006

"And now welcome, Mr. Peter Frampton!!!"



I'll never forget the night I sat in the audience anticipating the concert of this newly famed artist. He put on a great show and was so adorable (still is).

I have always felt his talent is under-rated. He's a really good guitarist and songwriter and vocalist! Sadly I think somehow he got looked over because he was so cute and baby-faced and did that totally lame movie "Sgt. Pepper" (does anyone remember that????) Here is a snippet from Dave White's review of Peter's new album:



Peter Frampton - Fingerprints From Dave White, Your Guide to Classic Rock. 'Def Leppard did it with Yeah!. Ozzy Osbourne did it with Under Cover. Peter Frampton is doing it with Fingerprints. "It" is artists recording albums that are tributes to other artists whose music has influenced them. Frampton took it a step further an invited some of those artists to join him on the album. Fingerprints is "the album I’ve been waiting my entire life to make," Frampton said when the album was announced. "I wanted to play with people from all over the world, and I wanted to make the selections as diverse as possible."


Did he succeed? Oh, yeah. Styles range from rock to swing to r&b, blues, and country. Guest players include present and former (respectively) Rolling Stones Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman; Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron and Mike McCready; original members of The Shadows, Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett; Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule). The guest list also includes several well-known session guitarists Paul Franklin and John Jorgenson, and Courtney Pine on saxophone. Frequent co-writer (and the album's co-producer) Gordon Kennedy is featured, along with Frampton's regular band-mates, John Regan on bass, Arthur Stead on keyboards, and Shawn Fichter on drums."

7 comments:

Ben said...

Wow, he got all those people together for the album. That's impressive. I agree he's been hampered by the Sgt. Pepper thing all his career.
I still listen to "Frampton Comes Alive" quite often.

Layla said...

Ben, me too, it's a great live album.

Bruce said...

I saw him on the "Live" tour in '76; he was great.

Jeff said...

Good old Frampton. Unfortunately remembered more for his talk box than his guitar playing skills but none the less he was an amazing player and a fantastic song-writer. Great post!

Layla said...

Jeff, LOL! That is so true about the talk box, I almost mentioned that too. It is kinda cool :)

Arlen Crawford said...

I saw Frampton in concert about 6 years ago and he was just as good as when I saw him in 77, maybe even better.

Dave said...

Layla, I find it interesting that people associate Frampton with the talk box to such an extent. He really didn't/doesn't use it all that much, but I guess he must have used it very effectively!

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