Frampton, Peter

Band members               Related acts

- Andrew Bown - bass, keyboards, percussion,

  backing vocals (1972)

- Frank Carillo - guitar, backing vocals (1972-)

- Peter Frampton - vocals, guitar

- Mick Gallagher - keyboards

- Mickey Jones - rhythm guitar (1972)

- Chris Karen - percussion (1972)

- Mike Kellie - drums (1972)

- Steve Lukather - guitar, backing vocals (1981)

- Del Newman - strings, woodwinds (1972)

- Jeff Porcaro - drums (1981) 

- Billy Preston - keyboards (1972)

- Jim Price - horns (1972)

- John Regan - bass (1981)

- Frank Ricotti - percussion (1972)

- John Siomos - drums

- Ringo Starr - drums (1972)

- Arthur Steed - keyboards, backing vocals (1981)

- Klaus Voorman - bass (1972)

- Rick Wills - bass, backing vocals (1972-)





- The Herd (Peter Frampton)

- Humble Pie (Peter Frampton)



Genre: rock

Rating: *** (4 stars)

Title:  Wind of Change

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4348

Year: 1972

Country/State: Beckenham, Kent

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring wear

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4406

Price: $5.00

Cost: $1.00

Listening to "Wind of Change" for the first time in 25 years (???), I have to admit that this is a killer album.  Marking Frampton's post Humble Pie solo debut, this self-produced effort stands as one of the most confident debuts I've ever heard.  Exemplified by original material such as 'Fig Tree Bay', the title track and ''Lady Lieright, the album served to highlight Frampton's limited, but likeable voice, while underscoring his gift for crafting highly commercial AOR (no wonder he felt artistically constrained in Humble Pie).  While there were plenty of pretty ballads and mid-tempo numbers ('Oh For Another Day' and 'All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)' are two of his prettiest melodies), Frampton was smart enough to include a taste of his rock roots (sadly missing on later projects).  Propelled by his distinctive Les Paul, the cover of The Stones 'Jumping Jack Flash' didn't improve on the original, but still stands as one of the better cover versions I've heard.  Elsewhere, 'It's a Plain Shame' and 'Alright)' stand as two excellent rockers. (Along with an all start cast of supporters, Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman provided support on a couple of tracks.)  Perhaps his best solo effort, it didn't sell worth crap ...      


"Wind of Change" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) Fig Tree Bay   (Peter Frampton) - 3:31

2.) Wind of Change   (Peter Frampton) - 3:00

3.) Lady Lieright   (Peter Frampton) - 2:51

4.) Jumping Jack Flash   (Mick Jagger - Keith Richards) - 5:16

5.) It's a Plain Shame   (Peter Frampton) - 3:09

6.) Oh For Another Day   (Peter Frampton) - 3:51


(side 2)

1.) All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)   (Peter Frampton) - 6:25

2.) The Lodger    (Peter Frampton)- 5:40

3.) Hard   (Peter Frampton) - 4:35

4.) Alright   (Peter Frampton) - 4:21






Genre: rock

Rating: **** (4 stars)

Title:  Frampton's Camel

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4389

Year: 1973

Country/State: Beckenham, Kent

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring wear; no poster

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4114

Price: $5.00

Cost: $1.00

Ah, talk about bringing back high school memories ...    


At least to our ears, Frampton's second post Humble Pie release, 1973's "Frampton's Camel" is his most consistent and enjoyable release.  Original material such as "I Got My Eyes On You", "All Night Long" and the haunting " Lines On My Face" aptly showcased Frampton's strengths including his highly melodic guitar, coupled with short, tight, and very commercial songs.  Listening to this LP for the first time in a decade, we're also taken by the fact Frampton was a surprisingly accomplished vocalist.  Anyone doubting that comment should check out his performances on the haunting ballads "Lines On My Face" and "Don't Fade Away".  Backing from a stellar band (keyboardist Mick Gallagher, drummer John Siomos and bassist Rick Wills) certainly didn't hurt the proceedings.


"Frampton's Camel" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) I Got My Eyes On You   (Peter Frampton) - 4:29

2.) All Night Long   (Peter Frampton - Mick Gallagher) - 3:19

3.) Lines On My Face   (Peter Frampton) - 4:50

4.) Which Way the Wind Blows   (Peter Frampton) - 3:32


(side 2)

1.) I Believe (When I Fall In Love With You It Will Be Forever)   (Stevie Wonder - Yvonne Wright) -- 4:10

2.) White Sugar   (Peter Frampton) - 3:37

3.) Don't Fade Away   (Peter Frampton) - 4:39

4.) Just the Time of Year   (Peter Frampton) - 3:58

5.) Do You Feel Like We Do   (Peter Frampton - Mick Gallagher - John Siomos - Rick Wills) -  6:44




Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Breaking All the Rules

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-3722

Year: 1981

Country/State: Beckenham, Kent

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: original inner sleeve

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4609

Price: $5.00


In hindsight this is the album that Peter Frampton should have released as a follow-on to "Frampton Comes Alive".  Co-produced by Frampton and David Kershenbaum, 1981's "Breaking All the Rules" wasn't exactly groundbreaking, but it marked a return to what the man did best - namely upbeat commercial AOR guitar rock.  Backed by Toto's Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro tracks like 'Dig What I Say', 'I Don't Wanna Let You Go' and 'Rise Up' found Frampton sounding considerably more enthusiastic than on his previous couple of studio releases.  Frampton's limited voice remained instantly recognizable and his knack for tossing off glowing guitar solos remained intact  (check out 'Wasting the Night Away').  On the other hand, unlike earlier releases this time around the album included several covers including a shot at  The Easybeats' 'Friday On My Mind' that simply didn't make much sense.  A solid and enjoyable release (perhaps his best 1980s offering), unfortunately by the time the album was released public tastes had moved on, relegating Frampton to runner up status.


"Breaking All the Rules" track listing:

(side 1)

1.) Dig What I Say  (Peter Frampton) - 4:16

2.) I Don't Wanna Let You Go   (David Finnerty) - 4:21

3.) Rise Up   (Billy Alessi - Bobby Alessi) - 3:46

4.) Wasting the Night Away  (Peter Frampton) - 4:12

5.) Going To L.A.  (Peter Frampton) - 5:57


(side 2)

1.) You Kill Me  (Peter Frampton) - 4:13

2.) Friday On My Mind   (Harry Vanda - George Young) - 4:18

2.) Lost a Part of You  (Peter Frampton) - 3:42

4.) Breaking All the Rules  (Peter Frampton - Keith Reid) - 7:04





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