Thursday, October 29, 2009

Do You Feel Like We Do?

At 18, having already spent 3 years as lead singer and guitarist of The Herd, Peter Frampton joined up with Steve Marriott of the Small Faces in 1968 to form Humble Pie. Three years and 5 albums later Frampton embarked on a solo career.

In 1973 he released Frampton's Camel, a moderately successful LP that contained a tune called "Do You Feel Like We Do". A catchy tune, Frampton featured it in his live performances where it received significant crowd reaction, prompting him to include it on 1976's "Frampton Comes Alive". The album became the #1 selling live album of all time where it sat in the record books until it was eclipsed by - in order - live sets by Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen and the Eagles.

The track and the album defined his sound for the rest of his career. I recall it being the first time I'd ever heard the "talk box" although Frampton picked up on it in some session work for George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass".

In 1975, Prior to the release of Frampton Comes Alive, he performed the song on Burt Sugerman's Midnight Special, staple weekend viewing for any serious rock fan because of it's excellent and eclectic rock performances... This is a classic performance!


  1. In 1976 or either 1977, I was in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras. Who other than Peter Frampton was the Grand Marshall of the Bacchus parade. Yep, there he stood on a float that led the parade. That same trip, I also made it up to Baton Rouge and caught Frank Zappa's show...aye, aye, aye.

    Thirty Days in the of my all time favorites.

  2. Me-Me: From "Smokin", Humble Pie's first LP without Frampton!

  3. Me-Me: Ha, ha - yeah, I got it. You're bad.