Freeze Frame (The J. Geils Band album)

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Studio album by The J. Geils Band
Released October 26, 1981 (1981-10-26)
Recorded 1980-1981
Studio Long View Farm, North Brookfield, Massachusetts
Genre Blues rock, new wave, pop rock, art rock
Length 40:56
Label EMI
Producer Seth Justman
The J. Geils Band chronology
Love Stinks
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars[3]
Rock 82(favorable)[4]

Freeze-Frame is the tenth studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, and the last one to feature original vocalist Peter Wolf. The album was released in 1981 and reached number one on the United States Billboard 200 album chart in February 1982, and remained at the top for four weeks. The album featured the hit singles "Centerfold" (No. 1 US; No. 3 UK) and "Freeze Frame" (No. 4 US). "Angel in Blue" also reached the US Top 40.

Keyboardist Seth Justman wrote or co-wrote all of the album as well as receiving credit as arranger and producer of the material.

The album was remastered in 1993 and reissued on BGO in the UK and was remastered in 2008 for the Japanese market, but has not been remastered in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seth Justman except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Freeze-Frame" (Justman, Peter Wolf) – 4:01
  2. "Rage in the Cage" (Justman, Wolf) – 4:56
  3. "Centerfold" – 3:36
  4. "Do You Remember When" (Justman, Wolf) – 4:45
  5. "Insane, Insane Again" – 4:43
Side two
  1. "Flamethrower" – 4:58
  2. "River Blindness" – 6:06
  3. "Angel in Blue" – 4:51
  4. "Piss on the Wall" (Justman, Wolf) – 3:02


The J. Geils Band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Seth Justman - producer, arrangements
  • David Thoener - engineer, mixing at Record Plant, New York
  • Jesse Henderson, Steve Marcantonio - assistant engineers
  • Joe Brescio - mastering


Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard 200 1

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Angel in Blue" Billboard Hot 100 40
1982 "Centerfold/Flamethrower" Club Play Singles 12
1982 "Centerfold" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1982 "Centerfold" Billboard Hot 100 1
1982 "Flamethrower" Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 25
1982 "Flamethrower" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30
1982 "Freeze-Frame" Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 25
1982 "Freeze-Frame" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
1982 "Freeze-Frame" Billboard Hot 100 4

In other media[edit]

  • "Centerfold" is included on the disc of Rock Band 3.
  • "Freeze-Frame" was released as downloadable content for the Guitar Hero series.
  • "Freeze-Frame" is offered as a downloadable song for Rock Band 3.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Freeze-Frame". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ Fricke, David (21 January 1982). "Album Reviews: J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  4. ^ Vesić, Dušan. "Freeze Frame, The J. Geils Band". Rock 82 (in Serbian). Belgrade: NIP Politika (5): 10.