Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame

by J. Geils BandJ. Geils Band


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Tempering their bar band R&B with a touch of new wave pop production, the J. Geils Band finally broke through into the big leagues with Freeze Frame. Fans of the hard-driving rock of the group's '70s albums will find the sleek sound of Freeze Frame slightly disorienting, but the production gives the album cohesion. Good-time rock & roll remains at the core of the group's music, but the sound of the record is glossier, shining with synthesizers and big pop hooks. With its singalong chorus, "Centerfold" exemplifies this trend, but it's merely the tip of the iceberg. "Freeze Frame" has a great stop-start chorus, "Flamethrower" and "Piss on the Wall" rush along on hard-boogie riffs, and "Angel in Blue" is terrific neo-doo wop. There are still a handful of throwaways, but even the filler has a stylized, synthesized flair that makes it enjoyable, and the keepers are among the band's best.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2006
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261201966
catalogNumber: 196

Album Credits

Performance Credits

J. Geils Band   Primary Artist
Luther Vandross   Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Wolf   Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Horn,Saxophone
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn
George Young   Horn
Tawatha Agee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephen Bladd   Drums,Vocals
Randy Brecker   Horn
Cissy Houston   Vocals,Background Vocals
Magic Dick   Harmonica,Trumpet,Saxophone
J. Geils   Guitar
Seth Justman   Keyboards,Vocals
Danny Klein   Bass
Lou Marini   Horn
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
Alan Rubin   Trumpet,Horn
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Cengiz Yaltkaya   Conductor
Kenny Williams   Background Vocals
Ken Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Wolf   Composer
Seth Justman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Thoener   Engineer
Georganne Deen   Original Illustration

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