Saturday, 5 March 2011

Peter Frampton - Shepherd's Bush Empire - 5th March 2011

This was an amazing show. Two and three quarters hours of great rock music. This may be the longest show I have seen. Peter Frampton was playing with a superb band and playing heavy music. The spirit of Humble Pie was shining through. One of Frampton's guitars hadn't been played by him since he was a member of that band. I hope there is a soundboard recording of this show because it has to be one of the best rock shows I have ever seen. It would make a classic live album.The sound was mixed perfectly and the amplification was just right. Frampton is one of rock's great guitar players and tonight he was playful with genres and time periods and accompanied by a superb band. New instrumentals sat beside rockers from 40 years ago and stadium favourite. Frampton was at ease and in command of an audience of adoring fans. The encore of 'I don't need no doctor' and 'while my guitar gently weeps' were spellbinding. Its very rare I am so exhilarated by live music. If you get the chance to see the 'Thank you Mr Churchill' tour, you should. You would be missing something very very special if you didn't.

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