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Posted by bigvein 
OT J Geils
April 13, 2017 10:25PM
Re: OT J Geils
April 18, 2017 07:07PM
Wow - first I've heard of this! They were one of the best live acts for sure. Another one gone on to the next...
Re: OT J Geils
April 18, 2017 07:13PM
yeah.. i remember being in elementary school and they always played these songs on 'the mighty 690'
when 690am was a pop station..

:-)
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 04:23PM
J. Geils Band?? Two words -- Monkey Island.
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 09:59PM
With lyrics like this it was easy for me to ignore them:

Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine
And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in-between
My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

Love that reggae!
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 10:32PM
i was probably 6 or 7 when that song came out.. i seem to remember he was talking about center field.. or whatever..
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 10:54PM
lol! BV that has happened to me so many times in my life i've stopped counting. Once had a blow out argument over the lyrics to the grateful dead tune 'loser', 'don't you push me baby, blank blank blank blank.' it was hilarious, we were both wrong. for me it just reinforces that much of the power of music is the instruments, even the voice as instrument, rather than the meaning of the words necessarily.

Love that reggae!
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 11:10PM
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nomotrouble
With lyrics like this it was easy for me to ignore them:

What's wrong with those lyrics? I think the point was it changes your perception when you KNOW the centerfold. winking smiley
Re: OT J Geils
April 19, 2017 11:55PM
i thought the point was your dream girl is now the dream of every 13 year old boy in the country. Hey it was a very popular song, i guess lots of people could relate.

Love that reggae!
Re: OT J Geils
May 24, 2017 09:14PM
Diff generations have diff opinions/ takaways / needs----here's my take on the J. Geils Band:

Some gritty, gifted, HARD WORKING stage performers---doing so in an era when blues & deep-dish rhythm and blues was waning--- not only with the black audience, but the white audience also. Did these guys care?? No---and in an era when I found an enormity of 70s white Rock LAME as* precious-pretty boy twaddle, THESE GUYS are covering Dyke And The Blazers, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker. Doing it better than any of the good British bands of the previous decade by a stone city mile.

They weren't self-conscious, they weren't hippies, they WERE the 180 degree opposite of mellow West Coast rock fare at the time. And they also wrote good material. The song quoted above by nomotrouble?? That was from a cash-out & Get Paid album made for radio play, after 15 years of playing buckets of blood and having men such as Muddy Waters saying their harmonica player was a certified Bad MF. Like the city they came from (Boston), they looked street, wrapped in leather and wearing shades, with the chops to back up the attitude.

So in an era where I listen to endless Folky-Lite-sh*t by Indi 'Rock Bands banjo & ukulele in hand, sounding like what I would hear at a 1971 Unitarian Coffee House(with all the stage-craft, charisma and swagger of a bored hipster barista at Starbucks), yeah, I'll take the J. Geils Band any day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2017 09:17PM by papa ray.
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