The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, that had a successful R&B-influenced blues-rock sound in The '70s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in The '80s, which brought them MTV airplay and a series of hit singles. Founder member J. Geils died in April 2017.Their songs include:
- The J. Geils Band (1970)
- The Morning After (1971)
- Bloodshot (1973)
- Ladies Invited (1973)
- Nightmares...and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle (1974)
- Hotline (1975)
- Monkey Island (1977)
- Sanctuary (1978)
- Love Stinks (1980)
- Freeze Frame (1981)
- You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd (1984)
Love stinks, but not these tropes:
- Anti-Love Song: "Love Stinks"
- The Band Minus the Face: Soldiered on without Peter Wolf. Not the same, although they did do the Fright Night (1985) theme song.
- Since 2012, the band has been touring with Wolf...but without Geils, despite the whole "band literally named after him" thing. Geils sued the band for performing a short tour without him, the case was thrown out of court and he quit the band in acrimony.
- Claymation: A part of "Freeze Frame" some of this.
- Crossdresser: Peter Wolf does this in a part of Love Stinks.
- Fanservice: Sexy schoolgirls in "Centerfold". It appears that sexy schoolgirls are not only a cross-cultural fetish, but a cross-generational one as well.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Saxophone/harmonica player Richard Salwitz is better known by his nickname: Magic Dick.
- Horrifying the Horror: Peter Wolf was told in college to move out of his dorm room because he was creeping his roommate out. Said roomie asking for the move? David Lynch!
- Intercourse with You: "Give It to Me"
- Love Triangle: "Love Stinks"
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: "Centerfold" - the singer/protaganist of the song is throwing a massive hissy fit over the fact that a girl he knew in HIGH SCHOOL is now a Playboy model
- Nice Hat
- Something Completely Different: "No Anchovies Please," a spoken-word Audio Play on the album Love Stinks in which a housewife opens a can of anchovies, which leads to her being kidnapped and delivered to "three scientists engaged in diabolical, avant-garde experiments" who transform her into a bowling ball.
- Stop and Go: "Centerfold", in which it is covered by crowd noises
- Sweater Girl: "Centerfold", yet again:Those soft and fuzzy sweatersToo magical to touch