Bloodshot (album)

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Studio album by The J. Geils Band
Released April 12, 1973
Recorded The Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 36:45
Label Atlantic
Producer Bill Szymczyk
The J. Geils Band chronology
Live Full House
Ladies Invited
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C+[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) link

Bloodshot is the fourth album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). It was the breakthrough release for the band, reaching #10 on the Billboard album charts in North America - a peak that the band would not surpass until their 1981 multi-platinum album Freeze Frame.

Original pressings of Bloodshot were issued using red vinyl instead of the customary black, and utilized matching red 1950's style Atlantic Records labels. The band would continue to use these vintage-style Atlantic labels, in different colors with each album release, throughout their remaining tenure with the label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf, except where noted.

  1. "(Ain't Nothin' But a) House Party" (Del Sharh, Joseph Thomas) - 4:43
  2. "Make up Your Mind" - 3:31
  3. "Back to Get Ya" - 5:22
  4. "Struttin' With My Baby" - 3:16
  5. "Don't Try to Hide It" - 2:45
  6. "Southside Shuffle" - 3:43
  7. "Hold Your Loving" (Bernice Snelson, Titus Turner) - 2:30
  8. "Start All Over Again" - 4:15
  9. "Give It to Me" - 6:32


Additional personnel

  • Mike Hunt - saxophone


  • Producer: Bill Szymczyk
  • Assistant producer: Allan Blazek
  • Engineer: Bill Szymczyk
  • Digital remastering: George Marino
  • Special assistance: Juke Joint Jimmy
  • Arranger: J. Geils
  • Design: Richard Mantel
  • Photography: David Gahr


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1973 Pop Albums 10

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1973 "Give It To Me" Pop Singles 30
1973 "Make Up Your Mind" Pop Singles 98


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Bloodshot". Robert Christgau.