Let's start a new thread. Albums that killed rock stars careers.
06-13-12, 09:58 PM
One of my favorite songs by him. Altho I guess I'm in the minority here...
06-13-12, 11:06 PM
Not a big fan of this album or the one that followed it - Where I Should Be - so much, either. Overall, it was an weak follow-up to the buzz built up with Frampton Comes Alive!. As is often the case when one has a mega selling album, the pressure to repeat that success can be extremely hard to live up to. He went from FCA!, to this record, to the dreadful Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie and soundtrack, to suffering a near-fatal auto accident all within the course of two years. Add into that the backlash that often comes with any mega-stardom, and it's amazing he didn't have more of a downward spiral than he went through.
However, I've pretty much liked everything he's done since the beginning of the 80's - in particular Breaking All The Rules and Art of Control, which were both very much overlooked albums. The title track of the former is one of the most rocking songs Frampton has ever done, and ranks among my favorites by him.