My memory has just been sold,
My angel is the centerfold,
(Angel is the centerfold).
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 Seventies, 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:
- Alliterative Title: Freeze Frame.
- 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.
- From 2012 until their final performances in 2015, the band toured 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: In the video for "Freeze Frame".
- Crossdresser: Peter Wolf does this in a part of Love Stinks.
- Epic Rocking: A few songs went past the 6:00 mark. Oddly, one of them, "Give it to Me", became their first Top 30 hit in America.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: The chimpanzee at the end of the video for "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"
- Live Album: Live Full House, Blow Your Face Out, Showtime!
- Love Triangle: "Love Stinks"
- Lyrical Cold Open: "Freeze Frame"
- 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
- Passing Notes in Class: "Centerfold" mentions "Slipping notes under the desk."
- Rouge Angles of Satin: "Must of Got Lost" (instead of "must've").
- 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
- Temporary Name Change: For the 1977 record, Monkey Island, the band shortened their name to just "Geils". They changed it back on the following record.