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
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



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


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Pop Albums 195


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