Live Full House

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"Live" Full House
Live album by The J. Geils Band
Released September 26, 1972
Recorded April 21-22, 1972 at The Cinderella Ballroom, Detroit
Genre Rock
Length 35:45 (incl. stage announcements and crowd noise)
Label Atlantic
Producer Geoffrey Haslam, J. Geils Band
The J. Geils Band chronology
The Morning After
(1971)
"Live" Full House
(1972)
Bloodshot
(1973)

"Live" Full House is the first live album, and third album overall, by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1972.

The album peaked at #54 on the Billboard album chart in North America, with the tracks "Looking for a Love" and "Serves You Right to Suffer" enjoying considerable radio airplay, thus setting up the breakthrough success of the band's next album, 1973's Bloodshot.

The album's cover depicts a poker hand, but the hand shown is not a "full house" as defined by the rules of the game (this is intentional; the Queen in the poker hand is winking). The title is also a play on words, referring to a packed concert venue or "full house" by concert promoters.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "First I Look at the Purse" (Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson) – 3:56
  2. "Homework" (Dave Clark, Al Perkins, Otis Rush) – 2:34
  3. "Pack Fair and Square" (Walter Travis Price) – 1:41
  4. "Whammer Jammer" (Juke Joint Jimmy) – 2:21
  5. "Hard Drivin' Man" (J. Geils, Peter Wolf) – 4:23

Side two[edit]

  1. "Serves You Right to Suffer" (John Lee Hooker) – 9:32
  2. "Cruisin' for a Love" (Juke Joint Jimmy) – 3:32
  3. "Looking for a Love" (J. W. Alexander, Zelda Samuels) – 4:55

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

This was the first of three live albums recorded by the J. Geils Band. The others were Blow Your Face Out in 1976 and Showtime! in 1982.

Although living in Boston, the band had always considered Detroit their second home because of their enormous popularity there. Two of their three live albums were recorded in Detroit at various venues. The third live album was recorded in Detroit and Boston.

  • Producers: Geoffrey Haslam, J. Geils Band
  • Engineer: Geoffrey Haslam
  • Live mixing: Dinky Dawson
  • Arranger: J. Geils

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1972 Pop Albums 54