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The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, that had a successful R&B-influenced blues-rock sound in the 1970s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s, which brought them MTV airplay and their 1982 international hit single, "Centerfold."
Their songs include:
- Anti-Love Song: "Love Stinks"
- The Band Minus the Face: Soldiered on without Peter Wolf. Not the same, although they did do the Fright Night theme song.
- Claymation: A part of "Freeze Frame" some of this.
- Cross Dresser: Peter Wolf does this in a part of Love Stinks.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Saxophone/harmonica player Richard Salwitz is better known by his nickname: Magic Dick.
- Love Triangle: "Love Stinks".
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: "Centerfold" - the singer/protaganist of the song is throwing a massive hissy fit over the fact that a girl he knew in HIGH SCHOOL is now a Playboy model
- Nice Hat
- Playing to The Fetishes: Sexy schoolgirls in "Centerfold". It appears that sexy schoolgirls are not only a cross-cultural fetish, but a cross-generational one as well.
- Stop and Go: "Centerfold", in which it is covered by crowd noises
- Sweater Girl: "Centerfold", yet again:
Those soft and fuzzy sweaters
Too magical to touch