What Is Your Favorite Track From ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’? [POLL]
Do you feel like we do? If you do, then you feel like celebrating Record Store Day by honoring the iconic classic rock album that hit #1 40 years ago this week - Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!'
The double album 'Frampton Comes Alive!' was released in January of 1976, but barely made a sound on the charts as it entered at #191. Soon after, however, rock fans were finding that they couldn't go far on their AM and FM radio dials without hearing a track from it.
Over the coming winter weeks, the fan support continued to build like a slow burning fire, and by the spring of 1976, 'Frampton Comes Alive!' was red hot. Teenagers around the country were wearing the grooves out on their turntables with the album.
On April 10th of 1976, 'Frampton Comes Alive!' finally hit #1, and it stayed there for a total of 10 weeks. Thanks to the singles, "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do" and "Show Me The Way" the album would also go on to become the biggest selling live album of all time.
But there was more to 'Frampton Comes Alive!' than just the singles. There were hidden jewels like "Something's Happening", "Doobie Wah", "It's A Plain Shame", "All I want To Be (Is By Your Side)", "I'll Give You Money", "Shine On" and "Lines On My Face".
My personal favorite track is "Do You Feel Like We Do". The first time I ever heard this song was on the radio, and it was actually right when the legendary talk box breakdown comes in. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. The enchanting bass line, the bluesy guitar licks, the crowd cheering, and that voice! Was it a real person? Was it an alien from another planet? It captured the true essence of a live performance. It gave me goosebumps. It remains my favorite Peter Frampton song of all time.
So Frampton fans what is your favorite track from 'Frampton Comes Alive!'?