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Any J Geils Band fans?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Cadillac_Mike, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Cadillac_Mike

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    Man, everything about this video/song is just perfect... The hair, sunglasses, Gibson Explorer... Tight hard rock with AOR hooks and prog keyboards... Searing sustained guitar solo. Just beyond perfect :D.

     
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    dig them. In junior high, this song got much play.
     
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    I liked em' when I was a high school kid.
    My garage band did House Party.
    I even had the red vinyl album.
    J always played cool guitars, and Magic Dick was a fantastic harmonica player.
    Peter Wolf is a very energetic front man.
    Great memories.
    RIP, J.
     
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    Me. Is that weird? Wolf was an absolutely amazing showman. And they were all good players.

    I saw U2 open for them!
     
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    Best original bar band ever.

    (High praise, if that’s not clear.)
     
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    Loved sneakily listening to my brother's album when I was a kid. I can't remember which one it was.
     
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    "Oh my God! That bowling ball! It's my wife!"

     
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    Bloodshot!
     
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    Oh Man...
    I was raised on J Geils.

    Sw them many times in their prime. Such a great band.

    The Morning After ...
    Bloodshot ...
    Full House ...
    Blow Your Face Out ...
    The J. Geils Band ....
    Damn... :twisted:
     
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    That was the first concert I went to, so U2 was the first band I saw live in concert. Oh and yes I used to love the J Geils Band.
     
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    I love the JGB. Before he joined the band, Peter Wolf was this wacked-out late-night DJ on WBCN Radio, so they always felt like a hometown band in Boston. Their Live-Full House album was huge in Boston. I got to see them at Umass, the week Freeze-Frame went number one, what a show. They say Meryl Streep was J's girlfriend in High School. They also say he played guitar in a band that played Prom night at Bedford High, where I went to school. Back then we all thought Seth was kind of a jerk, with his disco hair and clothes. He had this interesting quality, Geils did, the band was named after him and he more than carried his weight on guitar, yet he never seemed to be in the spotlight, kinda funny.

    Geils and Magic Dick ended up in Groton MA, they played small clubs together as "Blues Time" for years; straight-ahead Chicago blues. I'm a huge fan.

     
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    Really great band, tons of fun live.

     
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    When I was in elementary school, this was the song. I remember wanting to dress like Peter Wolf for school, my mom said no way! One of the first videos I ever saw on MTV.

     
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    They were big around Pittsburgh in the mid to late 80s.
     
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    I didn't really like the band that much... too much pop, orchestration, and studio production and too little blues guitar. OTOH, post J. Geils Band, he popped up around the area a lot in various venues, some tiny, and he was an awesome player. He also had a kuel auto shop full of vintage race mobiles.

    As for Peter Wolf... I saw him when dropped in to a George Thorogood concert at the Orpheum Theater, a venue that holds a couple thousand I'd guess. He rocked much more that he ever did with Geils. No rules to conform with when you're impromptu. As a side note, he was the skinniest rocker I've ever seen.
     
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    Though I have a soft spot for Flamethrower, this is my favorite:
     
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    Loved them... until the "Freeze Frame" sell-out stuff, wow that stuff was bad lol

    But they definitely rocked back in the day

     
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    I liked the Freeze Frame stuff, but Seth had definitely started dragging them into a glam-rock direction. Wolf quit, and that was that, until the reunion stuff. I still have my copy of Bloodshot, on blood-red vinyl.
     
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    I’m not much of a Geils fan, but the last few Wolf solo records are superb.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    HUGE J Geils fan...closest thing to an American version of The Stones I can think of. One of the best frontmen a band ever had...useless trivia, Peter Wolf was college roommates with David Lynch. Lynch thought he was odd.:lol:
    One of the bands I really wished I could have seen live.



    https://youtu.be/Ctg8tNBkMh8

    Wolf's album "Sleepless Nights" is really good, Jagger & Richards appear on a couple of tunes.

     
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