What would Peter Frampton be without the Talk Box? Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Frampton’s relation to the Talk Box all began because of George Harrison.
Peters relationship with George evolved into some session work. Framption explains the introduction to the Talk Box at those sessions, “It was just the coolest effect. I had been actually introduced to it physically on the George Harrison sessions [for] ‘All Things Must Pass.’ I was playing on that, on the tracks, and Pete Drake was brought in from Nashville, the incredible, legendary pedal steel player. I think Bob Dylan had recommended to George that he was on ‘Nashville Skyline.’ And so Pete Drake comes into Abbey Road and he’s sitting right there, and sets up his pedal steel. The nicest, nicest man. He says, ‘Hey, Peter, have you ever heard one of these voice boxes?’”
Below is video of Framption and his mastery of the Talk Box and talk about his first use with the same one used by Joe Walsh on “Rocky Mountain Way.”