Peter Frampton Interviewed Alive!
spend 1/2 hour with the great Peter Frampton
I interviewed Peter Frampton via ZOOM about his newest project, a recently announced 3 LP box set (as well as on SACD) to be released by Intervention Records, cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from analog tape. The 3 records can be described as a "donut hole" solo period for the guitarist/singer-songwriter.
He'd been in Humble Pie with Steve Marriott, but left to start a solo career. Eventually it paid off hugely with "Comes Alive" superstardom, but previous to that, he released a series of excellent albums, including "Winds of Change", "Frampton's Camel" and "Frampton", the three records included in this Intervention Records AAA box set.
Despite the music, the sound, and the outstanding production by the biggest names, at studios like Olympic and Electric Lady, two of these records ("Winds of Change" and "Frampton's Camel") charted poorly. "Framton", the breakout that went Gold, includes highlight songs later performed live on the double LP album that at the time everyone seemed to own.
I spoke with Frampton about his long career, starting with The Herd, then about his Humble Pie musical relationship with Steve Marriott and then about going solo and staying with A&M Records.
Finally, we got to the new box set, and he discusses the muscular degenerative condition with which he's afflicted, and the Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund he's set up with Johns Hopkins . You're sure to enjoy this 1/2 hour interview!