Frampton Comes (Alive) to Kingston!
Q: “Where have all the good people gone?”
– Sam Roberts
A: They’ve gone to Owen Sound & they’re sending mail!
A, of course, stands for the incomparable Aaron @ keepsmealive.
The curator of the grail list generously sent me this splendid surprise package, replete with Taranna stationery & Frampton Comes Alive, on 8-track no less!
Thanks to Aaron, this is my first album review from the 1001 list using the delightfully obsolete 8-track medium!
How is Frampton Comes Alive?
I really can’t say.
Oh it plays just fine, with deceivingly good audio quality.
It’s just that when I listened to the album this weekend, apart from giggling at the 8-track ‘program’ chugging & changing mid-song (and they say it’s antiquated technology), I don’t really hear Peter Frampton.
To borrow a Chris Murphy tune, I keep on thinkin’ ’bout how nice it was to receive this in the mail. Which could not be less of a complaint, more so just acknowledging that any attempts at objectivity would be futile.
What about the talkbox? Reminds me of the mailbox!
Standout Tracks? 8-tracks!
But really, as John Cusack once asked, Peter F’n Frampton? Darn right, Aaron sent me Peter F’n Frampton and I’m loving every minute of it!
So needless to say, I really enjoyed this listening experience.
And if you’re wondering where the good people have gone, look no further than the blogging community ’round these parts.
Or head up to Georgian Bay, where the scenery’s great and the people are even better!