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The J. Geils Band: Bloodshot

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, July 1973

EVER SINCE the first Butterfield Blues Band album I’ve been waiting and hoping for a group that could combine gut mangling excitement with instrumental virtuosity ...

The J. Geils Band: The J. Geils Band

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, November 1989

WHILE I DON'T think there is a single instance of great, enduring songwriting on this disc -- don't look for any Hall of Fame nominations ...

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The J. Geils Band

Profile by Ben Edmonds, ZigZag, 1971

If you don't have the J. Geils Band album, don't try to talk to me about what's happening ...

The J. Geils Band: The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)

Review by Todd Everett, Phonograph Record, February 1971

VARIOUS MEMBERS of the J. Geils Band have been playing around, separately or together, in the Boston area for a number of years. It's rumored ...

J Geils Band: Beantown Get-down

Profile by Ben Edmonds, Creem, March 1971

JANUARY 17, 1970 would have been its fourth birthday, but that hardly matters now. The Boston Tea Party is no more. Since the beginning of ...

J. Geils Band, Dreams: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 2 April 1971


J. Geils Band: J. Geils Band (Atlantic 2400 105)

Review by Royston Eldridge, Sounds, 17 April 1971


The J. Geils Band: The Morning After (Atlantic)

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1971

Call ‘em the best new band of 1971, if you will, ‘cause that’s what they are, and here’s the goods to prove it: The Morning ...

J. Geils Band: The Morning After (Atlantic)

Review by Nick Tosches, Phonograph Record, January 1972

GOOD HARD fast kool kat musick is the best kind. Anything without any metaphysical pretentions and with a lot of rebop raunch. ...

J Geils Band: Rude Noises

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 8 July 1972

J. GEILS make the sort of rude music Jagger and his band specialised in before they started showering regularly and holidaying in the South of ...

The J. Geils Band, Brinsley Schwarz, Brewer's Droop: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 8 July 1972

WHEN THE J. Geils Band team up with Brinsley Schwarz and Brewer's Droop for a night's rockanroll, you can be sure that you're going to ...

J. Geils Band: "All The Kids Get Turned Into Peanut Butter"

Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, December 1972

It wasn't Flash Gordon and Doctor Zharkov descending from the spaced ship, but rather the leering members of The J. Geils Band setting foot on Bronx soil, ...

J. Geils Band: Full House (Atlantic)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, January 1973

MUCH AS I love it, this album tends to piss me off. ...

J. Geils Band: Live — Full House (Atlantic)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 6 January 1973

THERE COMES a time in each man's life when he needs to have his brain tissues reduced to absolute smouldering wreckage. ...

The J. Geils Band: Hard Drivin' Sweet Soundin' Rock and Roll

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 20 January 1973

TAKE A LOOK at the cover of the first J. Geils Band album on Atlantic. The sleeve itself simply contains two plain, no-nonsense black-and-white photographs ...


Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, June 1973

EDITOR'S NOTE: After many months of intensive negotiations with his career advisors and financial counselors, Phonograph Record Magazine is pleased to announce the acquisition of ...

J Geils Band: Bloodshot

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 21 June 1973

During the last two years, Boston's J. Geils Band has built itself a national reputation as a tight, energetic, popular and extremely good-humored touring band. ...

J Geils Band: Bloodshot (Atlantic)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, August 1973

FROM THE guitar blitz that ushers in ‘House Party,’ you know that, after a couple of false starts, Bloodshot is the record which finally begins ...

J. Geils Band: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA

Live Review by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 22 November 1973

"HOPE YOU GUYS have tickets for tonight's show," advised the cop as we hurried for the Arena entrance. We nodded our assent, smiled and kept ...

J. Geils Band: Ladies Invited (Atlantic)

Review by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, March 1974

WHAT'S A french-fried Fidel doing in a place like Boston? Not eating brown bread and beans, I'll grant you. ...

J. Geils Band, PFM, Peter Frampton: The Forum, Inglewood CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 1974

Geils Band Goes Through Its Paces ...

J. Geils Band: Still Looking at the Purse

Report and Interview by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 16 January 1975

NEW YORK — "We have just begun to fight," bellows Peter Wolf, lead singer and songwriter for the J. Geils Band, banging his fist to ...

J. Geils Band: Howlin' At The Moon

Live Review by John Morthland, Creem, February 1975

J. Geils Band: Cobo Hall, Detroit ...

J. Geils Band: Hot Line

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 15 November 1975

THERE WAS a time, I guess it must have been a couple of years ago now, when the J. Geils band were being hailed as ...

The J. Geils Band: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 3 January 1976

PETER WOLF, singer with the J. Geils Band, has a reputation as a wildman on stage and a roughhouse interviewee off it. ...

Backroom Stuff From J. Geils' Peter Wolf

Interview by Mick Brown, Street Life, 10 January 1976

PETER WOLF lopes across his Savoy Hotel Suite to a tape-deck and slots in a cassette of Arthur Conley singing 'Sweet Soul Music'. "That opening ...

J Geils Band: Blow Your Face Out (Atlantic)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 3 July 1976

FOR A BAND who've been as ludicrously misrepresented by their critics as the incomparable J. Geils Brew, Blow Your Face Out must be the best ...

At The Zoo With The J Geils Band

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, October 1977

IT WAS time for a big Rock Show at the monolith just outside of Detroit, Pontiac Stadium, and this wasn't no rock 'n' roll at ...

J. Geils Band: Sanctuary

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 1978

"TAKE OUTCHA false teeth, mama...I wanna sssssssssuck on your gums!" ...

J. Geils Band: Return Of The Hard-Drivin' Man

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 19 May 1979

"I'm a creature of the night. I don't wake up till it gets dark. D'ja wanna drink?" PETER WOLF of the J. GEILS BAND is ...

Juke Joint Jimmy in Midlife Crisis: GEIL-itis Still Got a Hold on Me

Report by Richard Riegel, Creem, July 1980

DON'T ASK ME where we were going, as I can't remember now, but I know it was the Saturday morning before the Sunday evening J. ...

J Geils Band: Freeze Frame (EMI America)

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 6 February 1982

THESE GUYS have moved over the last decade from being celebrated white R&B critical fave raves on Atlantic (hardworking moderate successes), to a recent megachart ...

J. Geils Band: Freeze Frame (EMI America)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 13 February 1982

THE AMERICAN rock show business appears to have discovered some uncanny knack of bringing wilderness-bound rock groups back into the limelight. No one could have ...

J. Geils Band

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 26 June 1982

DAZED AND sweltering in the blazing afternoon sun thousands of young Dutch people make their way around the edge of the huge Feyenoord Stadium. ...

The J. Geils Band

Profile and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, July 1982

TUCSON’S GOT McDonalds’s and bars and Sears and Taco Belles, but there any resemblance to life as we know it stops. It’s hot as a ...

J. Geils Band: Exclusive Interview with Peter Wolf

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, 1 October 1983

1967 HAS GONE down in history as the Summer of Love, not as the year for great white R&B bands forming. But it was during ...

see also Peter Wolf


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