The Peter Frampton Appreciation Thread

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  1. HOT-BRIT

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    a true master
     
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    Thanks for the posts LZF and HB!


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    PF from FCA II in '95 playing slide on a Les Paul Junior. You can skip the opening sequence by skipping to about 1:50...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNKnX8_-2QM]Peter Frampton - FCA II - Day In The Sun - 1995[/ame]
     
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    Thanks for the post John!

    I like the album that that song came from (Peter Frampton), in fact, I've been listening to it this week, so your post is very apropos. I think up to that point, it was his best studio album since "Frampton", although I thought that "When All The Pieces Fit" was pretty good too.

    I also have the FCA II DVD, which is pretty good, although I like the Detroit show better. Kind of strange to me seeing him with different guitars.


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    I like the Detroit DVD better as well, even though I prefer the version of "Cant' take that away" from FCA2.

    Interesting to note that the bands on both videos are the same with the exception of the drummer. Both are fantastic and tight as hell.
     
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    Thanks for the post Hb!

    I haven't seen FCA2 in a while, I'll have to check that out. I listen to the Detroit CD (well, MP3), pretty regularly, so I have that version stuck in my head as a result. And +1 for the band, they're really good on both of those. The band he has now is quite good too. Don't know what happened with John Regan? I wonder if it was just the fact that it was the 35th anniversary of FCA and Peter wanted Stanley Sheldon to accompany him on the tour, if there was something else at play?


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    So it only took me about 40 years, but I can finally play this!

    [ame= Of Change ~ Peter Frampton - YouTube[/ame]

    One of my all-time favorite Frampton songs.
     
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    Do you have someone to make the same loud noise at 1:00? :laugh2:

    Srsly, I need to bust out the old Martin and learn that song! :cool:
     
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    :laugh2:

    I'm thinking of having my wife set-off a firecracker about then! :laugh2:

    Once you know the tuning, it's pretty easy. Of course, watching Frampton play it really makes it east!!!!

    Thanks for the post John!!!!


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    Crikey! So I've been checking this out and it looks like some sort of strange open-D tuning I've never seen:

    D2-D2-D3-A4-D4-F#4​

    Can that even be right? :wow:

    Those would be more like piano chord forms than guitar chord forms... :hmm:

    I was going to give this a go on my hand-me-down Martin, but I'm not sure the old girl would take too kindly to bringing the small strings up two and three semitones. :shock:
     
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    Yup, that's the tuning John. I guess it would be called an open D tuning?

    The story that Peter has told is that he went to George Harrison's house and picked-up one of his guitars and it was tuned that way. I don't know if I'm remembering this entirely correctly, but I seem to recall him saying that George wouldn't tell him what the tuning was. He experimented with it and ended-up writing "Wind of Change".

    I've had my Martin tuned this way, although it's a new D-35. My Washburn is tuned this way as I type. What year is your Martin? And speaking of Martin's, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Martin Frampton's Camel D-42!!!!


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    Much appreciated, Midnight Blues :thumb:
     
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    Thanks LM!


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    PLAYBACK Magazine (Dec) has an excellent interview with Frampton that you can read here.
    ASCAP - Passion Player

    The mag itself has some cool photos of Frampton (old and new) that aren't featured on the site and is worth picking up if you're a Frampton fan.

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    Thanks for the post LM!!!!

    Is the magazine still out on the shelves?


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    I'm not sure,mine was given to me just recently by a buddy. Possibly still available at an actual newstand.... It features Josh Kear on the cover.
     
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    The first concert I ever attended was Frampton after Frampton Comes Alive came out. Dickey Betts and Great Southern, J. Geils Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frampton in the summer of 1977, Philadelphia, PA. The main reason I went was to see Skynyrd. The plane crash was later that year.
     
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    Must have been quite the show? Some powerhouse names ? Do you remember the order they appeared in and who was the headliner?

    Thanks for the post GTG!


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    Frampton was the opener for Poco a few months before FCA was released.

    They played at my college in PA in the auditorium! Terrific show, however I believe Poco wished they played first in that particular night.
     
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    Frampton was the opener for Poco a few months before FCA was released.

    They played at my college in PA in the auditorium! Terrific show, however I believe Poco wished they played first in that particular night.
     

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