Writers: Peter Frampton, Rick Wills, John Siomos, and Mick Gallagher
Producer: Peter Frampton
Recorded: Late 1972 and early 1973 at Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City
Released: Spring 1973 (studio version); early 1976 (live version)
|Players:||Peter Frampton — vocals, guitar Rick Wills — bass, vocals (studio)
Stanley Sheldon (live)
Mick Gallagher — keyboards (studio)
Bob Mayo (live)
John Siomos — drums
|Album:||Frampton's Camel (A&M, 1973)|
Former Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton had recorded his first solo album, 1972's Wind Of Change, before forming the Frampton's Camel band.
Each of the Frampton's Camel musicians had credits in other bands — bassist Rick Wills came from Cochise (and would later join Foreigner); keyboardist Mick Gallagher had been in Bell & Arc; original drummer Mike Kellie had been in Spooky Tooth; and his replacement, John Siomos, worked with Mitch Ryder.
Eddie Kramer, who's famous for his work with Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, engineered the Frampton's Camel album. It was recorded in just eight days.
Frampton's Camel brought Frampton to America to record for the first time. In the Shine On liner notes, he explained: “I wrote most of the songs in New York. Things were changing in my personal life in England, so I enjoyed the escape from reality at the time.”
Most of his writing took place at the Gorham Hotel in Manhattan.
Though “Do You Feel Like We Do” enjoyed some airplay from Frampton's Camel, it became a huge hit three years later when it was included on the Frampton Comes Alive! concert album, in an extended, 14-minute epic that featured lengthy talk-box and guitar solos by Frampton.
Frampton's Camel reached just Number 110 on the Billboard 200. Frampton Comes Alive!, of course, was considerably more successful, hitting Number One and selling well over 20 million copies worldwide.