368. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
1. Baby Something's Happening
2. Doobie Wah
3. Show Me The Way
4. It's A Plain Shame
5. All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)
6. Wind Of Change
7. Baby I Love Your Way
8. I Wanna Go To The Sun
9. Penny For Your Thoughts
10. I'll Give You Money
11. Shine On
12. Jumpin' Jack Flash
13. Lines On My Face
14. Do You Feel Like We Do
Here's Peter "fucking" Frampton. I can never think of him without reminding myself of High Fidelity: "Is That Peter Fucking Frampton?". That out of the way, you can see from the album picture that the man has a face that you really want to slap. After this you think: "Why is this the biggest selling live album in the history of live albums?". Then you think: "Man, people have poor taste indeed.".
The album is pretty terrible, it is dull, uninnovative (with the notable exception of the usage of talkbox) and dull. Had I said dull already? That's because it is. Oh and then it has as its great highlight Baby I Love Your Way... which is pretty bad.
It is paradoxical, however, that my favourite song of the album is also the longest one. The last track actually is a bit interesting, it has a pretty great bridge which lasts something like 10 minutes where Frampton makes extensive use of talkbox to the point where he gets to sound like Daft Punk... weird, I know. When the bridge ends and it kicks back into the main theme it is actually quite exhilarating. But an album doesn't live by just one song, and most other ones are bad... even tough there is also an interesting instrumental one there in the middle. Oh well, dispensable.
1. Do You Feel Like We Do
2. Penny For Your Thoughts
3. Baby I Love Your way
4. Show Me The Way
* Referenced in Family Guy, season six, episode one. After being called a monster, Peter refers to the Frampton Comes Alive! album as being a monster.
* Referenced in Arrested Development, where a main character records an interracial Ventriloquism album, named Franklin Comes Alive.
* Appears in Wayne's World when Cassandra shows Wayne the old records that she has bought. When she asks Wayne if he's seen it before he claims to have been issued it as he lived in the suburbs, and that it came in the mail with samples of Tide.
Do You Feel Like We Do. Frampton does his best Daft Punk impression at around the 4 minute mark: