Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Freeze-Frame" by J. Geils Band

Top 10 Alert!
Gold Record Alert!
Song#:  0928
Date:  02/20/1982
Debut:  67
Peak:  4
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The J. Geils Band successfully followed up their big #1 hit "Centerfold" with this title track from their LP. It would also be their second gold record in a row. This would be the peak era of the group and this single would be their last to reach the Top 10.

ReduxReview:  This was a great follow-up to a classic #1 hit. I don't think they could do a 1-2 punch any better than this. And obviously they couldn't even come close to trying to replicate this feat. It seemed that after the fame hit, the group kind of imploded in a way. But these two songs plus "Love Stinks" pretty much cemented their place in rock.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Although the band's blues-rock sound was influenced by R&B, they were mainly considered a rock band and were kept to the pop and rock charts. However, the b-side to "Freeze-Frame," the album track "Flamethrower," somehow got the attention of Black radio and it ended up making an appearance on the R&B chart. It ended up reaching #25 becoming their lone R&B hit.


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