We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Peter Frampton Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I had always been a jazz fan – Django Reinhardt, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, the early George Benson. And I come from the Hank Marvin melodic upbringing. So blues, I loved, but I also liked jazz. Therefore, my style was more lyrical.
I’d sold more records than any other person in history with one album, at that point, in ’76. It became a very scary place for me, because I didn’t know whose advice to ask and lost my confidence in my own gut feelings about everything.
I was petrified about ‘I’m in You.’ I couldn’t wait to get it done to know whether it was good or not.
I’m sure that I am enjoying my sobriety. And respect it. If you’ve been through what I’ve been through, then you really do treasure it.
If one percent of the people who take iPad or iPhone videos of concerts watch them, I’d be very surprised.
I have a soft spot for ‘Wind of Change’ because it was my first one, and it was a departure from Humble Pie – very much so. It showed me the spectrum of what I could do.
Peace, love, and truth trump hate every time.
I was on ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ twice. I was on the cover of practically every magazine in the United States. I never said no to anything. I told everything to everybody. I gave everything away, and when you give it all away, you have nothing left.
I pile up the press clippings and send them off to my mother. She’s got a scrapbook going back to when I was, like, eight years old.
I love living without a net.
I wrote ‘Show Me the Way’ in the morning and wrote ‘Baby, I Love Your Way’ in the afternoon of the same day. I’ve been trying to figure out what I ate for breakfast that morning ever since!
People are buying my life when they’re buying those records. I hate to sound bigheaded or something, but that’s the reality of it. Suddenly, everything you’ve been doing means something.
The ‘Frampton’ album sold better than all of the other solo records that I’d had, put together. It was over 300,000 copies, so that was a good signal that we were poised for my first gold record.
This was the rule that I had when we made ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’: being known as a live performer, I’m not going to go into the studio and overdub.
I don’t think I could ever be in a band if we just had to go out there and play the record note for note. I’d give up. I’d become a banker.
Some might say I didn’t pay enough of my dues, and I think I’ve paid my dues.
I love staying at home and not seeing a guitar for ten days… but then I love that feeling of picking it up again.
The number of times that anything is overdubbed on ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’… the rule was, if it didn’t make it to the tape, then we can redo it because it needs to be done. If it made it to the tape, and it sounds good, we leave it. So nothing was overdubbed on that album at all that wasn’t absolutely necessary.
The power of your audience is in the hand of the artist now via all the media – Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and all of them – all of the new available techniques to get to people. I think that you are your best publicist and record company and everything right now when starting out.
When you don’t have someone, you feel you want someone. Then when you do, it’s nice to be single for one night.
Hey, I’ve done a lot of other things, but I’m also very aware that when I kick the bucket, the first paragraph will be, ‘The man responsible for ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ just dropped dead. Frampton Drops Dead! after coming alive all these years.’
An artist has to be selfish; otherwise, he’s not true to his own art.
I had so much out there, the world was going crazy about ‘Comes Alive!’ I didn’t need to go and rush into something else. You’re only as good as your last record, so don’t put one out for a while.
I did more sessions than I remember doing. There were a lot of things in the Seventies that I played on that people keep reminding me about.
I write about what happens to me. It’s all there. I couldn’t do it any other way.
A lot of people were moved to write after September 11th. It had to affect us all in a way.
When I go to do a show, it’s my time; it’s all about me. You’ve come to see me. You haven’t come to see me if you’re in an armchair watching a video. It’s very distracting.
The perception that I was just a pop star was pushed upon me by the public, and it’s very hard to change the public’s perception even though I never really pushed aside the musician aspect of my career. After I released ‘Fingerprints,’ my peers reassured me that I was on a level that I always hoped I would be on.
When you put the phone down at the concert, there’s your 3-D, there’s your HD.
I used to jam with Steve Marriott of the Small Faces.
I never thought I would do an all-acoustic tour or an all-acoustic album.
Most rock movies are never authentic – you’ll have someone supposedly in 1958 playing a 1990 guitar, and a 1986 microphone.
I often explain it to people that if you listen to a Who record and then go see the Who live, it’s like two different bands. That’s how Humble Pie worked. We were definitely a lot more ferocious live because of the energy that the entire population of us had.
I believe I’m an artist that just shines live – it’s just something that happens.
Mistakes were made, so I learned by my mistakes.
I’ve had the honor of sitting in with the Allmans at their Beacon shows a couple of times, and it just doesn’t get better than that.
Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past.
I’ve been a huge Gregg Allman fan since first hearing the Brothers’ live ‘Fillmore’ album.
I’ve always been very gadget-conscious.
It got to the point where I couldn’t afford to borrow any more money to lose. Know what I mean? That was just before ‘Frampton,’ my fourth album. As we were recording it, I was very down and depressed.
I think, at some point, I might have said it must be great to be as big as Elvis, but that wasn’t a realistic dream.
I was only a teenager when I played with the Herd and Humble Pie, and I was still in my early twenties when ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ came out. That was an immense amount of work in a relatively short period of time. I needed to stop for a while and grow up, but I didn’t do that.
A pop star’s career lasts 18 months.
I love everything to do with movies.