Album Review: "Forgets The Words" by Peter Frampton (7/10)

Peter Frampton

Frampton Forgets The Words


Producers: John Agnello, Adrian Olsen,
and The Dream Syndicate

Of course you’ve always wanted to hear Frampton do an all-instrumental album! And here we’ve got him picking some fantastically chosen covers by Radiohead, Bowie, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder,and more. The caveat here is that it’s all some pretty mellow selections overall, and the only time he comes close to even breaking a sweat is on Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” But his tone and lyrical playing are flawless,and that’s just what you want to hear on his magnificent version of Roxy Music’s “Avalon.”