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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by nickmsmith, Jun 12, 2018.
Frampton Comes Alive and Fly Like an Eagle were both in my LP collection.
I will echo what gas already been said about Mr. Frampton.
Frampton is an absolute killer guitar player and IMO better than he has ever been. He reminds me a little of Beck in how their playing just keeps getting better and better.
My humble prediction.....
Frampton steals the show by a country mile.
Wish I was going, have fun!
I remember seeing Frampton play for an evening with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Stunning. The music all meshed together very well.
Absolutely true. Miller is on his encore now... frampton is miles better in every way.
I saw Miller in '97 and it was great. He even talked about playing Monterry Pop (the one where Jimi torched his guitar)
I saw Steve Miller perform back in 1989. It was a great show, outdoors on a beautiful summer night. My friends and I had general admission tickets on the lawn. The first half of his set was just him performing solo with his acoustic guitar. Then the band kicked in for the 2nd half. It was a fantastic evening. I'm sure you'll have a blast tonight!
Seen SM a few times and really enjoyed it, I have never seen Frampton and have worn out vinyl and cassette copies of Come Alive and am psyched to be going to see this show here in Boston in a couple weeks. Did they jam together? I heard that is the highlight of the shows...
They did a few blues jams together during the Steve Miller set.
Frampton is an awesome player and just looks like he is having a whale of a time whenever he plays.
Only saw Frampton once, on a summer stadium tour during the Frampton Comes Alive era ('76 I think). He headlined at old JFK stadium in Philadelphia and was, to my memory, absolutely as good as you'd expect him to be, given that we all had very high expectations since Frampton Comes Alive was made from a live mix of great performances. Talk about weird pairings, the second act at that show was Lynyrd Skynyrd so you had a mix of southern rock fans and more straight RnR fans. I also have seen him a couple of times on AXS TV recently, including a fantastic acoustic show. He is really a great player, with much more style variety in his later years. Very, very entertaining guy.
He really was really good. I would pay to see him again.
Much more proficient than Steve Miller, who kinda seemed to stumble around the fretboard on excessive soloing, compared to Frampton, who stayed engaging.
Frampton should have closed out the night, although Steve miller was still good, and definitely had about 10 more recognizable songs.
If you can fiddle around on guitar and still keep people's attention like Frampton does, you're really doing something. Recently with Neal Schon and Steve Miller, I've just gotten tired of their performances mid-concert.
Journey was just an assault to the eardrum to me, High pitched singing and guitar playing grated on me after awhile, at high volumes, even though I love Journey's music.
Forgot to mention Steve Miller in my previous post! Saw him once, before Fly Like an Eagle. Not as much rock-pop stuff, more straight ahead blues and rock. But, surprising to me at the time, he was a showman on stage, including playing behind his head. I seem to remember him being referred to on FM radio in those days as Stevie "Guitar" Miller, does anyone else remember that? BTW, really interesting interview with him recently by Dan Rather on The Big Interview on AXS TV.
He has some fantastic Les Paul tones. His playing is so melodic. Not a typical player.
1968 Peter Frampton formed the group Humble Pie with Steve Marriott, he's done his apprenticeship!
I saw PF live maybe 10-12 years ago in a small venue (under 5k) and he had not lost a thing. If anything, he was better than in the FCA era. Warm, humorous and genuine as well. That was one show I will never forget.
Oh, and he was LOUD, too...