Re: J Geils Band - Full House
Date: September 6, 2006 04:27
Yes, early J. Geils band, back when they were esentially a blues and R&B cover band, was great, high energy music. As they became successful and started writing their own material they became an embarrasment. That commercial stuff was/is terrible, especially when held up against all the earlier material. IMO the same is true of Led Zeppelin, great blues cover/rip off band but generally mediocre original material, at least after LZ IV.
Back in the early 1990's I saw "Blues Time", featuring J. Geils, Magic Dick, with drums and stand-up bass at a small club north of NYC called the Turning Point. Just doing blues classics, sounding like the Muddy waters band circa 1950, they were GREAT! Think may still be performing but have not seen them in over a decade.