Thursday, August 27, 2009

Frampton Comes Alive!

It seems like Medium Pace has died off a bit since SBTG decided to start taking names and kicking asses (off) the Buffet. I'm pretty busy at the office today but thought I should take some time to remind you all of a great album, Frampton Comes Alive.

I generally listen to my ipod at work and had fallen into a rut of Indie Rock lately so I decided that I should start listening to some of the other 20 gigabytes of music. While sorting through my extensive selection of artists, I came across Peter Frampton and realized it had probably been years since I had listened to his music.

Frampton Comes Alive took me back to a Summerfest long-ago when Rubie Q's pops first introduced me to Frampton. I think he was playing the MGD Stage and I remember standing on a picnic table for most of the show. I was completely blown away by the talent displayed by Peter Frampton... great performance.

My favorite part of the night was when Rubie Q Sr. asked, "do you smell that?"

My answer, "It smells like weed to me."

His response, "If you find it, we can smoke it."

Of course, I didn't find it since I thought it was a trick like the first time he offered me a beer at the Rubie Q Ranch. In retrospect, it probably would have been a lot cooler if we did.

Anyway, I was YouTubing for some classic Frampton and stumbled upon him covering "Black Hole Sun". I thought this was pretty awesome and I appreciated the posters comment on the video: 'Peter Frampton, a flippin' legend, drops Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" on an unsuspecting and remedial Chicago crowd. Good times (and confusion) ensue!'

Dead-on analysis!

1 comment:

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

Frampton comes alive? Everyone was issued that album in the mail with boxes of Tide.