Somethin's Happening

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Somethin's Happening
Somethin's Happening Album.jpg
Studio album by Peter Frampton
Released March 1974
Recorded Olympic Studios, London;
Island Studios, London;
Headley Grange, Hampshire
Genre Rock
Length 41:43
Label A&M
Producer Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton chronology
Frampton's Camel
Somethin's Happening
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(not rated)

Somethin's Happening is the third studio album by English musician Peter Frampton, released in 1974. It reached #125 on the Billboard 200 album chart.


Following the release of the 1973 album Frampton's Camel, keyboard player Mick Gallagher chose to leave the group, and for the next album Peter Frampton played keyboards in addition to his more customary guitar duties. Frampton retained British bassist Rick Wills, and American drummer John Siomos for Somethin's Happening which was recorded, with Chris Kimsey engineering, at studios in London, and at Headley Grange in Hampshire, a former workhouse which had been previously used by Led Zeppelin for some of their notable recordings.

The Hipgnosis-designed album cover is notable for its freeze-frame photos of the band having buckets of water thrown in their faces. Sales of Somethin's Happening, like those of its predecessors, were disappointing.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Peter Frampton except "Doobie Wah" which was co-written with John Siomos and Rick Wills

Side one
  1. "Doobie Wah" – 4:04 (Frampton, Siomos, Wills)
  2. "Golden Goose" – 5:30
  3. "Underhand" – 3:39
  4. "I Wanna Go to the Sun" – 7:29
Side two
  1. "Baby (Somethin's Happening)" – 4:46
  2. "Waterfall" – 6:00
  3. "Magic Moon (Da Da Da Da Da!)" – 3:49
  4. "Sail Away" – 7:32


Additional personnel[edit]



Year Chart Position
1974 Pop Albums 125


  1. ^ Bruce Eder, Jim Newson. Somethin's Happening at AllMusic