Saturday, March 2, 2024

Return of the Four Day Creep Courtesy of Peter Frampton & Joe Bonamassa

Immortalised as the powerhouse opening track on side one of Humble Pie’s classic double live vinyl Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore album, ‘Four Day Creep’ was credited to Ida Cox but bore a decidedly different bone-crushing arrangement.

When the band’s original surviving line-up reformed to honour their legendary frontman at the Steve Marriott Tribute Concert in 2001, they announced their return with that same song. Guitarist Peter Frampton, bass player Greg Ridley, drummer Jerry Shirley, alongside Frampton’s replacement from the chart-busting Smokin’ album onwards Dave ‘Clem’ Clempson, all plugging in and shaking away the many decades’ cobwebs with consummate class and reaffirming their live reputation.

In the years that followed, Frampton would ensure the song wasn’t forgotten, adding it to his own solo tours’ live sets. Now it gets a new lease of life as the Grammy-winning legend joins forces with renowned blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa for a brand new studio rendition, available on all streaming platforms via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label.

 A testament to the enduring power and influence of classic rock. The collaboration between Bonamassa and Frampton brings a contemporary edge to ‘Four Day Creep’,’ a song that has resonated with rock fans since its original release. Bonamassa’s fiery guitar work complements Frampton’s renowned prowess, while both lend their recognisable vocals to the track creating a version that pays homage to the original while injecting a fresh, modern vibe.

This partnership is a significant moment in rock music, uniting two generations of guitar legends. Bonamassa, known for his mastery of the blues rock genre, and Frampton, a Grammy-winning artist with a rich history in rock music, together deliver a performance that is both respectful of Humble Pie‘s legacy and forward-looking in its execution.

‘Four Day Creep’ featuring Joe Bonamassa with Peter Frampton is now available to stream by clicking here and you can check out the official music video right here at RAMzine.

This new single comes on the heels of the 2024 Blues Music Award nominations, where Bonamassa earned nods for both Blues Rock Artist and Blues Rock Album. These nominations cement the triumph of his latest studio album, Blues Deluxe Vol. 2, that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Recently, Bonamassa shared his journey in the documentary Guitar Man, now available for a limited time to watch on his website store for free. He will be touring Europe soon, including a return to the iconic Royal Albert Hall, in London, England with tickets available here. 

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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