Do You Feel Like I Do? is the story of Peter Frampton's life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monumental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020.
This is Peter Frampton’s story, and he tells it with refreshing candor in his wildly entertaining memoir ... Mr. Frampton doesn’t want your pity; he only wants you to understand how swiftly the world can turn upside down when your adolescent fantasies come true, when more tears are shed for answered prayers than unanswered ones ... is in many ways an archetypal music-industry cautionary tale, but what the reader takes from it is Mr. Frampton’s resilience, his self-belief. For an artist who could have turned into a footnote, Peter Frampton has aged gracefully with his dignity intact.
Frampton’s renowned gift for songwriting translates to storytelling, and his vivid, conversational style lends this memoir the intimacy of a coffee shop chat ... Do You Feel Like I Do? continues in this fashion, juxtaposing the larger political and social backdrop with Frampton’s multisensory vignettes. The resulting effect is a memoir that is not divorced from time and place, reminding the reader that music is not created in a vacuum ... Guitar enthusiasts, sound engineers and others who are interested in the technical side of music will appreciate the passages that contain specialized language ... The book is not without its share of tea-spilling. Having enjoyed intimate relationships with countless musical legends, Frampton offers piquant tales of untoward behavior, substance use and more about well-known figures ... a book for all artists...[who will] appreciate the thoroughness, honesty and humor with which Frampton recounts his journey.
Peter Frampton’s Do You Feel Like I Do? A Memoir is as much fun as hearing a talking box guitar solo for the first time. Live and with an audience, of course ...The stories make you grin. They are exactly the kind of rock and roll parables we want to hear from musicians ... you won’t stop reading it, not even if you’re just looking for the rock and roll gossip ... Many will see this book as an example of rock stardom gone wrong. But as a reader, it really is what we want to hear ... most musicians should read this, not because of any cautionary tale titillation. Because of his explanation of how he found his sound, the horns Frampton listens to, the piano parts he plays and appreciates in others.