If you’re someone who’s pretty devoted to the pop culture field, then you’ll likely know that this year marks a pretty big anniversary for music.
In 1976, a new album was released that not only helped to change the course of rock and roll, but also made a massive impact on pop culture as we know it today.
In order to commemorate this momentous occasion, I’ve put together a little list of songs from the album for those who might not be as familiar with it as they would want to be.
A quick warning before we begin: these songs are all relatively short in comparison to your typical radio fare.
This is because, at the time of its release, big album was an attempt on both Peter’s and Frampton’s parts to re-capture the raw rock and roll sound that was prevalent in the late 50s and early 60s.
This is something completely different from his previous album “Frampton Comes Alive” which, for the record, has never been my cup of tea. This does not mean that I don’t like it – I just prefer the songwriting on this album over any of his other efforts.
Here are some points discussed about Music and Pop Culture Flash Card-
1. What is the music album named?
Music and Pop Culture Flash Card- Peter Frampton’s Frampton-“Big Album”
2. What year was it released?
Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine for ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ says that “Frampton is a true virtuoso on guitar, a player with phenomenal speed and dexterity, but his lack of an individual voice plus the fact that he doesn’t play with much feeling make it difficult to justify his talent.” He goes on to call him “a nice, middle-of-the-road player.
3. What is the genre of this album?
Frampton Comes Alive! was a live double album by the rock band Peter Frampton, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).
It spent over 300 weeks on the Billboard album chart (longer than any other album in history), peaking at number 1 for nine weeks and eventually becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
At one point, Frampton Comes Alive! was selling over 900,000 copies per week. The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It was ranked number 172 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
4. Who is the author of this article?
Patrick Adkins is the managing editor of The Beat. His work has appeared in various print and web publications, including LitHub, Crime Spree Magazine, and others. He’s currently working on a novel and a non-fiction book. Patrick lives in Brooklyn with his wife and his dog, Coco.
5. What is the main theme of this article?
The main themes are Music and Pop Culture Flash Card- Peter Frampton’s Frampton-“Big Album”. The author describes how the album was influential to pop culture by changing the course in rock and roll music forever through motivating people about contemporary music and pop culture through concerts, recordings, television specials etc.
6. What social issues is this article dealing with?
The article’s main concern was to discuss the music album named, Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton. It mainly discussed the importance of it in changing music and pop culture forever.
7. What important quotes have been used in this article?
Some of the important quotes from this article are Music and Pop Culture Flashcard- Peter Frampton’s Frampton-“Big Album”.
Some of the quotes are: “Frampton Comes Alive! is a double album that shows that, in 1976, rock music was still on. The album’s success was not only due to the music on it, but also because of the concert it was recorded at: The Woodstock Festival.”
The author uses other quotes that are relevant to the theme of this article.
8. Who is the intended audience for this article?
This article is intended primarily for people who are already familiar with Frampton Comes Alive! and want to know more about his career as a musician. However, some people who are interested in pop culture might also find this article interesting as well.
9. Why is this article relevant to my life?
The article’s relevance to my life is that it gives me a good knowledge about the album that I am not familiar with. It also motivates me to find out more about pop culture and music as a whole.
I am motivated to learn more about Peter Frampton and his other albums as well, and this article has given me an insight into some of his songs that I was not really aware of before, such as: “Show Me The Way”, “Baby, I Love Your Way”, “Do You Feel Like We Do”? etc.