Let us now praise The J. Geils Band..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by samthesham, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Trelayne

    Trelayne Well-Known Member

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    Dumbest comment ever.
     
  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    :laugh:
     
  3. cgw

    cgw Forum Resident

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    Where the hell was J Geils when I saw the Stones in '81?!? (we got Journey)
     
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  4. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

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    That debut record is my favorite, they never made a bad album with Wolf. What a messed up world, Bon Jovi beats a band like this?!
     
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  5. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hahaha

    What are you trying to say,you got robbed?

    Thanks for posting
     
  6. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    A cryn FN shame it is!

    Thanks for posting
     
  7. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yep and the story goes even further still...

    Actor Tommy Lee Jones claims Lynch & himself threw Wolf out of the dorm room they all 3 occupied...

    For being to weird
     
  8. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now now let's be nice
     
  9. mdent

    mdent Forum Resident

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    I recall seeing The J. Geils Band live at the Orpheum in Boston (1977). I was absolutely amazed at the energy level Peter Wolf could maintain during the show!

    A few favorite songs,

    Classic Hit, Whammer Jammer.

    Pop rock hit, One Last Kiss.
     
  10. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I agree 100% & I also like Love Stinks and Freeze Frame as whole albums..

    Although Im extremely partial to the Love Stinks album

    Thanks for posting
     
  11. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

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    Saw them a few times back in the day circa Full House. 1st time they were 2nd billing to Edgar Winters White Trash, whatanight! One of those shows where you leave drenched in sweat and exhausted but on a true R&R high! Listen to Full House and than listen to Roadwork (the outstanding White Trash live record!) and you'll hear exactly what I heard that night!
     
  12. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

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    IKR? What a travesty. Although I got stuck with the Outlaws as opening act, so that was hardly an upgrade, either.
     
  13. mdent

    mdent Forum Resident

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    The Outlaws with Hughie and Billy outperformed most any backup act in the late 70's. (Shrugs)
     
  14. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

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    To be clear, the Outlaws WERE the backup, opening act, for the Stones. I would have preferred J. Geils.
     
  15. mdent

    mdent Forum Resident

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    I love all three bands...so would enjoy any of them. But I do see more continuity of a show with Peter Wolf leading to Mick Jagger.
     
  16. Bowland

    Bowland Forum Resident

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    Well hit the hay it's one my favourite groups ever!!! I saw the JGB twice, each time supporting the Stones in England in 1982. (I'd love to see footage of these shows). They were a revelation; I'd heard "Centrefold" and "Freeze Frame" as chart hits the year before; liked them, and so was looking forward to seeing the group. I didn't expect them to be the way they were - funky, showy, rocking - they were just stupendous. They played FF and C/fold, but those songs paled amongst the other, older, classic JGB stuff. I rushed out and bought a "Best Of J Geils" LP, the one with skittles on the front, and loved it from start to finish. Homework, Houseparty, Musta Got Lost, Lookin For A Love etc, I also got "Showtime" LP at the same time, this was a live LP more representative of the shows I saw. They were influential too; around that time there was a lot of local groups playing in pubs copying the JGB sound.

    I gradually bought all their LPs, my favourite being "Full House". I regret never going to see them again after 1982. I don't know if they came again to the UK??

    Oh, and someone said Geils was a basic guitar player, whilst someone else praised a solo of his that was worthy of Jimmy Page. Listen to "Serves You Right To Suffer" from the first LP - he knew how to make the guitar sing and wail.
     
  17. Bowland

    Bowland Forum Resident

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    Now for one of the great moments in rock...the ending of "First I Look At The Purse" where they all speed up, faster and faster!

     
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  18. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    In 1972 I saw J Geils open for Yes who were touring for the "Fragile" album. Yes didn't have a chance that night.
     
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  19. Taxman

    Taxman Forum Resident

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    Exactly the same in Buffalo when I saw the double bill. No chance.
     
  20. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    I saw them in Syracuse.
     
  21. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    You may be able to get away with describing Jay Geils as a minimal player but to minimal skill is so very wrong.
    An underappreciated player with great taste. Have a listen to the jazz albums he did later on & see if you still think he had modest skill.
    Sure he is no EVH & that is something we should all be happy about.
     
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  22. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Definitely a rocker! :cheers:
    A co-worker gifted me a ton of LP's last year. Looks like the inner was switched
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Safeway 1

    Safeway 1 "mad, bad, and dangerous to know"

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    Somebody help me find my baby! Almost as good as Huey. (Just kidding!)



     
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  24. Reid Smith

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    One of the greatest live bands ever,just picture 1974 and the girls with long hair,tube tops and a beer in their hand,dancing to this rockin song.
    That was a common sight back then ;)
    I could listen to this song everyday..Centerfold,Love Stinks and Freeze Frame..not so much!

     
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  25. Hokeyboy

    Hokeyboy Nudnik of Dinobots

    Settle down Beavis, just taking the piss. All good. JGB is a hoot!
     

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