Peter Frampton remembers the 1980's as a decade of struggle for him professionally. Although the legendary rocker married, settled down, and started a family — at the time the changing shifts in the business made for an awkward time to attempt a comeback. Frampton has just announced an October 20th release date for his long-awaited autobiography, titled Do You Feel Like I Do?
Despite landing the biggest-selling album in A&M Records history with Frampton Comes Alive! — just six years later — after the failure of his 1982 The Art Of Control collection — he was quietly dropped by the label.
Frampton took time to re-group and returned with two comeback albums for Atlantic — 1986's Premonition and 1989's When All The Pieces Fit: “It was a very bewildering period to me, because I was all of a sudden not with A&M and I was with Atlantic — which was wonderful. I mean, the day I got dropped from A&M, Ahmet (Ertegun) called me, personally, and said, 'You've got a home here,' so that was great. But, everything was changing music-wise. Premonition, I just felt it was a little bit too '80s-sounding, It was very '80s-sounding. But, . . . Pieces Fit, to me, was definitely showing me where I could go. It definitely got me back into it.”
Peter Frampton kicks off his final European tour dates on May 24th in Edinburgh, Scotland.