PETER FRAMPTON TALKS ABOUT HIS REVOLUTIONARY USE OF THE TALK BOX IN THIS EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER, AIRING TUESDAY, NOV. 21 AT 9pE/6pP
Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2017) – GRAMMY®-winning artist Peter Frampton sits down with Dan Rather in this exclusive first look at an all-new episode of The Big Interview, airing Tuesday, November 21 at 9pE/6pP. The insightful conversation sheds light on Frampton’s groundbreaking use of the talk box in his signature hit “Do You Feel Like We Do,” which he was first introduced to at the legendary Abbey Road Studios while working with producer Pete Drake on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album. Frampton recalls, “He gets out this little box [he had custom made]… puts the pipe in his mouth, and all of a sudden the pedal steel starts singing to me and talking to me out of his mouth. And it’s the most incredible sound I had ever heard.”
Frampton knew he had to have a talk box of his own, successfully tracking one down in 1973. That same year, he began playing it live during what had initially been an extended guitar jam on “Do You Feel Like We Do”—unwittingly laying the groundwork for an unforgettable classic that would become a lasting part of his legendary legacy. The reaction from the crowds was electric, and the effect added a personality and flare that had rarely been seen before. Frampton explains, “The first time I spoke with it to an audience, the place went berserk because it was so different. And I realized that we have humor here… Finally, I’ve got something that is my own kind of technique of doing this and communicating with the audience. And it just took off.”
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/WGyeOy7WlgM
To see more of this unforgettable episode, be sure to tune in to The Big Interview on Tuesday, November 21 at 9pE/6pP, only on AXS TV.