My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Frampton Comes Alive! is a double live album recorded in four different venues during 1975 and released in 1976. With over eleven million copies sold worldwide, it is one of the best selling live albums of all time.
What I think: So I’ve know this album was coming and I’ve been dreading it. The talk box thing always seemed like such a novelty to me. I thought maybe the sound would be good and at least I could commend that, but everything just sounds really soft an echoing. and the audience seems abnormally hyped (They cheer so much for the lackluster minute and a half, acoustic and instrumental “Penny For Your Thoughts” that I wonder they were listening to the same thing I was). So the sound is awful, now we have talk box novelty, a sound I don’t like, and an audience that sounds fake. What’s left? Not much, but seventy eight minutes of generic rock and roll.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I don’t agree at all. I’m not breaking any ground here by saying it, but it’s always been over-hyped and over rated. (I so feel like Trump when typing that sentence, sorry about that)
Rating (Out of 5) .5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (294/378)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%