The J. Geils Band (album)

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The J. Geils Band
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Studio album by The J. Geils Band
Released November 16, 1970
Recorded August 1970
Studio A&R Studios, NYC
Genre Blues rock
Length 33:22
Label Atlantic
Producer Dave Crawford
Brad Shapiro
The J. Geils Band chronology
The J. Geils Band
(1970)
The Morning After
(1971)The Morning After1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) link

The J. Geils Band is the self-titled debut album by American rock band the J. Geils Band, released in 1970.

"First I Look at the Purse" is one of the songs featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Wait" (Seth Justman, Peter Wolf) – 3:25
  2. "Ice Breaker (For The Big "M")" (J. Geils) – 2:15
  3. "Cruisin' For A Love" (Juke Joint Jimmy) – 2:32
  4. "Hard Drivin' Man" (Wolf, Geils) – 2:18
  5. "Serves You Right To Suffer" (John Lee Hooker) – 5:01

Side two[edit]

  1. "Homework" (Otis Rush, Al Perkins, Dave Clark) – 2:45
  2. "First I Look at the Purse" (Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson) – 3:54
  3. "What's Your Hurry" (Wolf, Justman) – 2:44
  4. "On Borrowed Time" (Wolf, Justman) – 3:03
  5. "Pack Fair and Square" (Big Walter Price) – 2:01
  6. "Sno-Cone" (Albert Collins) – 3:24

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Dave Crawford, Brad Shapiro
  • Engineers: Jay Messina, Geoffrey Haslam

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop Albums 195

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The J. Geils Band". Robert Christgau.