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    Framptons Farewell

    Diagnosed with some awful degernerative plague. Because he so totally blew his cred, people do tend to forget Peter Frampton has an impressive background as a musician. Post Humble Pie, his first solo LP 1971's excellent Wind of Change was recorded while he was doing sessions for All Things Must Pass and features Ringo, Klaus Voorman, and Billy Preston. Recommended without reservation. Frampton was recruited and personally rehearsed by George for the Concert for Bangla Desh when George was unsure if Clapton or Jesse Ed Davis would show up (they did). Frampton did session work for Apple and Beatle related artists (Harrison produced Doris Troy, Harry Nilsson, Ringo), a couple early John Entwistle solo LPs, Tim Hardin, etc. Toured with the Jack Bruce-Gary Brooker version of Ringos Allstar Band, David Bowies Glass Spider Tour (a critical bust, I know) Frampton's Camel is also a strong early 70's guitar rock LP. I personally didnt care for the big Live LP (that awful talk box gimmick especially)- it seemed to point him in the lightweight bouncy AOR direction that made him cringeworthy. Also noted that many years later the first session Bill and Charlie did together after Bills departure was for an instrumental track of Peter Framptons. (And plays with Keith on Alexis Korners "Bootleg Him" LP)

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    A buddy of mine just convinced me to go see Frampton this summer, last tour ever and all that. I know none of his music other than Frampton Comes Alive. What should I listen to (other than FCA!) to get an understanding of Frampton as an artist and to better enjoy the show?

    EDIT: Should have read the OP carefully, seems like Frampton's Camel may be one to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    A buddy of mine just convinced me to go see Frampton this summer, last tour ever and all that. I know none of his music other than Frampton Comes Alive. What should I listen to (other than FCA!) to get an understanding of Frampton as an artist and to better enjoy the show?

    EDIT: Should have read the OP carefully, seems like Frampton's Camel may be one to try.
    Actually the material on "Wind of Change" is more hippie UK oriented, a bit more diverse so I give it the edge. "Camel" was more focued and hard rock containing vastly superior versions of some the material on the live LP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsRL_ukzLDI

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    A buddy of mine just convinced me to go see Frampton this summer, last tour ever and all that. I know none of his music other than Frampton Comes Alive. What should I listen to (other than FCA!) to get an understanding of Frampton as an artist and to better enjoy the show?

    EDIT: Should have read the OP carefully, seems like Frampton's Camel may be one to try.
    Wind Of Change; Frampton's Camel; Fingerprints (amazing instrumental album);Something's Happening; Frampton; Now; Thank You Mr. Churchill; Rock On- Humble Pie
    I got a ticket for my wife and I for the Concord Pavillion show October 12, last show of the tour. I'm hoping for B sides and guests. Thank you for all the music, Peter!

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    Underrated guitarist imo.

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    You didn't go to high school in the 70s without hearing Frampton Live through a pair of Jensen Tri-Axle 6X9s. Usually in a Chevy Nova or some other such rust bucket.

    P.S. By the way, was rummaging through some Frampton this A.M. because of this thread. Came upon a really nice cover of George Harrison. The solo at the end is quite lovely....

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    I was a fan since the Humble Pie days, had all four of the solo albums that preceded the dreaded "Alive" album. Wasn't crazy about that album since if I recall the drummer was the only one who actually played on any of the studio albums and I thought the bass and keys on the studio albums were more capably done than on the live album. Picked up the next studio album, "I'm In You", HORRIBLE! Never paid attention after that but it was pretty sad that he was just reconnecting with Steve Marriott to make some new music when Steve died. It was fantastic that he got together with Greg Ridley and Clem Clemson to play some Pie tunes in the Marriott tribute that you can see on Youtube, highly enjoyable.
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    Peter Frampton, 'Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour'

    June 18 -- Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
    June 20 -- Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Performance Hall
    June 22 -- Montgomery, AL @ Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
    June 23 -- Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
    June 26 -- Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
    June 27 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
    June 29 -- Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
    June 30 -- Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    July 2 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
    July 3 -- Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
    July 5 -- Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Fest- Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    July 7 -- Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
    July 9 -- Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
    July 10 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
    July 12 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    July 13 -- Stayner, ON @ Roxodus Music Festival
    July 23 -- Traverse City, MI @ Interlochen Center for the Arts-Kresge Auditorium
    July 25 -- Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    July 26 -- Morgantown, WV @ MountainFest Motorcycle Rally
    July 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
    July 29 -- Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre
    July 31 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Aug. 2 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater
    Aug. 4 -- St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Aug. 5 -- Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
    Aug. 8 -- Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    Aug. 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park
    Aug. 16-21 -- Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean
    Aug. 30 -- Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
    Sept. 1 -- Albany, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    Sept. 2 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
    Sept. 4 -- Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
    Sept. 6 -- Miami, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
    Sept. 7 -- Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
    Sept. 10 -- Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
    Sept. 11 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
    Sept. 13 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    Sept. 14 -- Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
    Sept. 21 -- Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
    Sept. 22 -- Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    Sept. 24 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort & Casino
    Sept. 26 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    Sept. 28 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino
    Sept. 29 -- Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Casino-Pechanga Summit
    Oct. 2 -- San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
    Oct. 3 -- Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
    Oct. 5 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    Oct. 6 -- Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino Resort-Westside Pavilion
    Oct. 9 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
    Oct. 10 -- Portland, OR @ Ilani Resort & Casino-Cowlitz Ballroom
    Oct. 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Concord Pavilion

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    An interesting lesser known appearance from the 80's on Hal Willner's Thelonious Monk tribute LP. Chris Spedding and Frampton on guitars, Frampton plays the solo.


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    The unfortunately titled "Thank You, Mr. Churchill" is one of the baddest-assed releases in recent years:


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    My opinion: one of the best guitar albums every is his instrumental album from around 2006 called Fingerprints. Every track is a different feel and sound. Pure Ear Candy. His cover of “Black Hole Sun” kills the original.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fing...rampton_album)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Oct. 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Concord Pavilion
    ...and I thought it was bad when King Crimson were listing their Oakland shows as being in San Francisco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    I know none of his music other than Frampton Comes Alive. What should I listen to (other than FCA!) to get an understanding of Frampton as an artist and to better enjoy the show?
    That's more or less my case... I only really ever heard Comes alive, and was only mildly interested (outside Do You Feel) at the time, and I dropped all interest upon hearing whatever was playing on the radio from his next album.

    Is Comes Alive a good recap of his previous solo career, or are there gems in those first few albums not present in the double live?

    Quote Originally Posted by rapidfirerob View Post
    Fingerprints (amazing instrumental album);
    just how amazing??

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Dreamer View Post
    Picked up the next studio album, "I'm In You", HORRIBLE!
    A total turn off for me.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from heroin-addicts to crazy ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    That's more or less my case... I only really ever heard Comes alive, and was only mildly interested (outside Do You Feel) at the time, and I dropped all interest upon hearing whatever was playing on the radio from his next album.

    Is Comes Alive a good recap of his previous solo career, or are there gems in those first few albums not present in the double live?



    just how amazing??



    A total turn off for me.
    How amazing?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XKceZTYcqvAStart with “Boot it up”

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-z92hcXo0

    Then see how different this is:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XKceZTYcqvA

    And then Black Hole Sun:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u2lwT98JlMk


    My point is most people know him from a few hits. Fingerprints show the omnivore and excellent musician that he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    That's more or less my case... I only really ever heard Comes alive, and was only mildly interested (outside Do You Feel) at the time, and I dropped all interest upon hearing whatever was playing on the radio from his next album.

    Is Comes Alive a good recap of his previous solo career, or are there gems in those first few albums not present in the double live?



    just how amazing??



    A total turn off for me.
    The studio version of one his best known hits- LP version is far heavier and the guitar at then is blazing..no talk box in sight.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbsShqj8E5c

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    Saw him back on 7-17-75....(my 17th B-day)...triple bill with Joe Walsh and The Brecker Bros.


    Might just catch the Atlanta show.
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    Thx to bfd and Gizmotron for the YT links


    I've +/- upped my opinion of Frampton, but probably not enough to start buying albums of his.

    BTW, Never got into Humble Pie either... Probably too late for me to start digging in that vein either.
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    Good pick, man.

    Great version of a great song.

    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    An interesting lesser known appearance from the 80's on Hal Willner's Thelonious Monk tribute LP. Chris Spedding and Frampton on guitars, Frampton plays the solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Good pick, man.

    Great version of a great song.
    Thanks. I should listen to that album again. It was perfectly timed for when I started getting into jazz after starting with rock.

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