Friday, February 03, 2012
American Top 40 Flashback - J. Geils Band
After years of cult status, the J. Geils Band absolutely exploded in the early 1980s. First there was "Love Stinks," the album that put them on mainstream radio. But then there was "Freeze Frame," which catapulted them, at least for a little while, into superstardom.
And then, it was pretty much all over. Peter Wolf, one half of the band's creative center with Seth Justman, parted acrimoniously, and neither him nor the band ever enjoyed that kind of success again.
But it was fun while it lasted. "Centerfold," the #1 song this week in 1982.