Monkey Island (album)

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Monkey Island
J. Geils Band - Monkey Island.jpg
Studio album by The J. Geils Band
ReleasedJune 9, 1977
ProducerThe J. Geils Band
The J. Geils Band chronology
Blow Your Face Out
Monkey Island
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]

Monkey Island is the seventh studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band. The album was released on June 9, 1977, by Atlantic Records.

The album did not perform well in the marketplace, and would be the J. Geils Band's last original album for Atlantic Records after almost eight years with the label. It was, however, the band's first album on which they did not use an outside producer, as well as their first project with recording engineer David Thoener, with whom they later collaborated on their best-selling albums Love Stinks and Freeze Frame.

The album contains the studio version of "I Do," a live recording of which (from the album Showtime!) would be the J. Geils Band's last hit single in 1982.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman except as noted

1."Surrender" 3:49
2."You're the Only One" 3:05
3."I Do"Melvin Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Alfred Smith, Willie Stephenson3:09
4."Somebody" 5:13
5."I'm Falling" 5:41
6."Monkey Island" 9:02
7."I'm Not Rough"Louis Armstrong3:03
8."So Good" 3:19
9."Wreckage" 5:23


Additional personnel


  • Producers: J. Geils Band
  • Engineer: David Thoener
  • Assistant engineers: Jay Krugman, Rod O'Brien, Corky Stasiak
  • Mixing: David Thoener
  • Remastering: George Marino
  • Design: Peter Corriston
  • Photography: Alen MacWeeney


Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 51

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "You're The Only One" Pop Singles 83


  1. ^ Tim Sendra. "Monkey Island - J. Geils Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Monkey Island". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ Dave Marsh (1977-07-28). "J. Geils Band: Monkey Island". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-09-23.