The J. Geils Band

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The J. Geils Band

Postby whar » Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:40 am

Ron & Fez use "Cruisin' For Love" as the intro music for their talk radio show (which can be heard on XM Radio starting Sep. 9th).

I recently discovered that Squeeze's track "Lookin' For Love" is infact a J. Geils Band track (beautifully, as well).

Anybody into The J. Geils Band? Any favorite tracks of their's?
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Re: The J. Geils Band

Postby martinfoyle » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:04 am

whar wrote:Anybody into The J. Geils Band? Any favorite tracks of their's?


Are they anything to do with this guy?
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Seriously, I only know their Centrefold stuff, it made TOTP required viewing. Apparently our Elvis had something to do with the production of their 1978 album, they may have toured together around then.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:06 am

They're ok. I saw them during one of B.B. King's touring blues festivals. I wasn't really left with much of an impression one way or another
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Postby Mr. Average » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:53 am

J Giels is a good guitarist who built a blues/rock band around that core. He added Magic Dick on Harmonica and Peter Wolf (former husband of Faye Dunaway) on vocals.

Ironically, their best known record (not sure about sales volume indicators) is called Full House, and it is a live record that was the staple of all beer-drinkin' and hell raisin' parties of my youth. I am not a fan of live recordings in general, but this is a good one...extreme high energy that never stops.

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Postby pophead2k » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:43 pm

I recently covered their hit "Love Stinks", coupled with "Love Hurts" at a wedding.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:56 pm

I loathed Centrefold with a passion and still do. Music to puke to.
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Postby bobster » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:01 pm

I sort of like it. However, a friend of mine once pointed out to me that it has essentially the same melody as "The Muffin Man."
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Re: The J. Geils Band

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 am

J Geils (John Warren Geils Jr.) RIP.

Elvis has been regularly photographed with Peter Wolf , vocalist with the The J Geils Band. That dates back to 1979 , when , according to a comment in the NME -

Other matters however were discussed — topics ranging from Costello following the J. Geils Band around Europe (he'd been at the final stages of mixing Sanctuary, Geils' last album, got pally with the group and made the trip from France to London to watch them play, so enraptured was he with them) to animated impersonations of Robert De Niro in Mean Streets.

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... ne_9,_1979


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