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“A jam that came out of my Frampton’s Camel time. We were rehearsing to promote the Wind Of Change album, and I started playing around with a riff that became the song. I had written the chord sequence for the chorus the night before, so once I had the riff I wrote out the words right there in the rehearsal room.
“When I play the solo, I don’t think about anything. If I think, it won’t be any good. And I never play the solo the same way twice. Certain melodies I’ll do, of course, but a free-form solo passage is my chance to let go.
“I wasn’t using the talk box for the first couple of years we played the song. Once I got the talk box, however, I started using it on Show Me The Way and Do You Feel Like We Do?
“It was such a different sound at the time; it just blew everybody’s minds. People still respond to it because it’s analog – and they associate it with me. I wasn’t the first guy to use the talk box: there was Joe Walsh, Jeff Beck, Pete Drake, Stevie Wonder, Alvino Rey – the list goes on and on. But I popularized it because of the songs on Frampton Comes Alive?”