I like Frampton. I like picture discs. Sue me.
“Lying,” released in 1986, was Peter Frampton’s last single to break into the Hot 100–it peaked at number 74, but it got there. Like a lot of ’60s and ’70s superstars, Frampton struggled to find his sound in the ’80s. “Lying” sounds more like a Steve Winwood track than classic Frampton:
This shape disc didn’t exactly forge new shape territory, either. While bands like J. Geils, Toto, and Tears For Fears put a little shape into their shape discs, “Lying” got a square. Maybe it was a sort of visual pun–a square disc is sort of a lie, right?
Want to start a shape disc, picture disc, or Frampton collection? You can get started with a square copy of “Lying” for as low as a buck. Happy hunting.
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