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.
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.