Do You Feel Like We Do ~ Peter Frampton

peter-framptonPeter Frampton is a British/American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd, among others.

Frampton first became interested in music when he was only seven years old. He discovered his grandmother’s banjolele (a banjo-shaped ukulele) in the attic. Teaching himself to play, he became near-obsessed, and upon receiving a guitar and piano, from his parents, taught himself those instruments as well. At age eight he started taking classical music lessons.

Early influences were Cliff Richard & The Shadows (featuring guitarist Hank Marvin) and American rockers Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, and then the Ventures and the Beatles. His father introduced him to Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called The Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School where Frampton’s father, Owen Frampton, was an art teacher and head of the Art department. The Little Ravens played on the same bill at school as Bowie’s band, George and the Dragons. Peter and David would spend time together at lunch breaks, playing Buddy Holly songs.

At the age of 11, Peter was playing with a band called The Trubeats followed by a band called The Preachers, produced and managed by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones.

He became a successful child singer, and in 1966, he became a member of The Herd. He was the lead guitarist and singer, scoring a handful of British teenybopper hits. Frampton was named “The Face of 1968″ by the UK press.

In early 1969, when Frampton was 18 years old, he joined with Steve Marriott of The Small Faces to form Humble Pie.

While playing with Humble Pie, Frampton also did session recording with other artists, including: Harry Nilsson, Jim Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as George Harrison’s solo “All Things Must Pass”, in 1971, and John Entwistle’s “Whistle Rymes”, in 1972. During the Harrison session he was introduced to the ‘talk box’ that has become his trademark guitar sound.

In June 1978, Frampton was involved in a near fatal car accident in the Bahamas, suffering multiple broken bones, concussion and muscle damage. Dealing with the pain of the accident contributed to a brief problem with drug abuse.

Do You Feel Like We Do

The song was written in the early seventies with members of Frampton’s band, then called Frampton’s Camel. The song was originally about waking up with a hangover with the opening lyrics being “Well, woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand”.

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Woke up this morning
With a wine glass in my hand
Whose wine, what wine?
Where the hell did I dine?

Must have been a dream
I don’t believe where I’ve been
Come on let’s do it again

Do you, you feel like I do?
Do you, you feel like I do?

My friend got busted just the other day
They said don’t walk
Don’t walk, don’t walk away

He drove into a taxi bent the boot hit the back
Had to play some music
Otherwise he’d crack

Do you, you feel like I do?
Do you, you feel like I do?

Do you, you feel like I do?
How do you feel?
Do you, you feel like I do?

Champagne for breakfast
And a sherman in my hand
Bright top, blue tails it never fails

Must have been a dream
I don’t believe where I’ve been
Come on let’s do it again?

Do you, you feel like I do?
Do you, you feel like I?

Yeah, do you feel like we do?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  • Audio from the 1976 album, Frampton Comes Alive:

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