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5.0 out of 5 stars much more than just a one-hit-wonder..., 8 Nov 2002
This review is from: Freeze Frame (Audio CD)
Firstly, this is a re-issue; the cover blurb on the original recording is dated 1981. This has to be one of my all time favourite albums having fallen in love with the title track when they released it shortly after the smash hit Centrefold. I rushed out and spent my (back then) pocket money and have returned to it again and again over the intermediate years. The tracks are a real mixture, and although they bare the marks of the era they were recorded in the tracks are just sooo polished, it really is in a class of it's own amongst it's contemporaries. Listening to it today there are so many clues as to where the music industry was heading, with the heavy rock of 'Rage in a cage' and 'Flamethrower' sounding so similar to the later Bon Jovi phenomenon and the use of synthesisers in 'River Blindness' predicting the later club music of the '90s. 'Freeze Frame' itself is possibly my favourite track of all time, it certainly would be up there in my personal top 5, a perfect blend of melody, rhythm, brass, synth and vocals, all wrapped up with an 80's flavour - fantastic. 'Centrefold' is the track most people will recall and although a worldwide smash, in amongst the other album tracks it is occasionally outclassed. 'Insane Insane Again' sounds less off the wall today then it did back then and I can recall not liking it much originally, by today's standards though it is a fantastic track, full of experimentation that later became the norm. Buy it, you'll love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a one-hit wonder..., 8 Nov 2002
This review is from: Freeze Frame (Audio CD)
Firstly, this is a re-issue, the cover blurb on the original recording is dated 1981. This has to be one of my all time favourite albums having fallen in love with the title track when they released it shortly after the smash hit Centrefold. I rushed out and spent my (back then) pocket money and have returned to it again and again over the intermediate years. The tracks are a real mixture, and although they bare the marks of the era they were recorded in the tracks are just sooo polished, it really is in a class of it's own amongst it's contemporaries. Listening to it today there are so many clues as to where the music industry was heading, with the heavy rock of 'Rage in a cage' and 'Flamethrower' sounding so similar to the later Bon Jovi phenomenon and the use of synthesisers in 'River Blindness' predicting the later club music of the '90s. 'Freeze Frame' itself is possibly my favourite track of all time, it certainly would be up there in my personal top 5, a perfect blend of melody, rythm, brass, synth and vocals, all wrapped up with an 80's flavour - fantastic. 'Centrefold' is the track most people will recall and although a worldwide smash, in amongst the other album tracks it is occasionally outclassed. 'Insane Insane Again' sounds less off the wall today then it did back then and i can recall not liking it much originally, by today's standards though it is a fantastic track, full of experimentation that later became the norm. Buy it, you'll love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound!, 24 April 2010
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As for others; 'J. Geils Band' only came to my attention via the Chart Hit at the beginning of 1982: 'Centrefold'. This was also rather slow; as the Chart also reflected at the time when it only entered at Number 20, and then only crept to Number 17. It then rocketed to Number Three; likewise; it too had a slow impact upon me, but I grew to like it and thought that these guys had a great sound!

This Album is a good one, and although it produced only a minor follow-up hit in the title Track: 'Freeze Frame'; in my opinion, the best Song on the Album by far is: 'Do You Remember When'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound!, 24 April 2010
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As for others; 'J. Geils Band' only came to my attention via the Chart Hit at the beginning of 1982: 'Centrefold'. This was also rather slow; as the Chart also reflected at the time when it only entered at Number 20, and then only crept to Number 17. It then rocketed to Number Three; likewise; it too had a slow impact upon me, but I grew to like it and thought that these guys had a great sound!

This Album is a good one, and although it produced only a minor follow-up hit in the title Track: 'Freeze Frame'; in my opinion, the best Song on the Album by far is: 'Do You Remember When'.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only way was down after this..., 15 April 2011
This review is from: Freeze Frame (Audio CD)
This is the only record of J.Geils that I've owned. Apparently the success of the record led to a fall out and the singer got the boot. May explain the lack of group photo on CD sleeve. Been playing this on my turntable for 30 years,now have it on CD, although possibly dated for some folks,I think it still rocks! Freeze Frame is a great stand alone 80's record. Highly recommended.
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