Dienstag, April 25, 2017 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

J. Geils Band - Sanctuary. After the release of 1977's Monkey Island, the J. Geils Band severed ties with Atlantic and signed a fresh deal with EMI Records. The band's tenure with Atlantic only yielded a few successes, and on paper, teaming up with producer Joe Wissert, the man responsible for many of Earth, Wind & Fire's and Boz Scaggs' biggest hits, seemed like an odd choice. However, Sanctuary was a rebirth of sorts for the sextet: Wissert crystallized the band's attack, working off their leaner songwriting and simplifying their arrangements. Keeping their boogie-woogie bar band attack intact, Peter Wolf and Seth Justman delivered first-rate material, including the down and dirty opener "I Could Hurt You," the sublime title track and the lovely "One Last Kiss," which cracked the Top 40 in early 1978. The Stevie Wonder-ish "Take It Back," also a mild hit, predicted the commercial direction the band took on Freeze Frame three years later. The beautiful "Teresa," a heartbreaking ballad executed with help of a simple vocal/piano arrangement courtesy of the Wolf/Justman team, and "Wild Man,," which sounds like a leftover from the Atlantic years, are also highlights. Sanctuary's final song, the rollicking, Magic Dick-driven "Just Can't Stop Me," encapsulates everything magical (pun intended) and soulful about this band. With its effortless playing and a breakdown that'll have you on the edge of your seat, it served as the band's call into battle for the Freeze Frame tour. The Razor & Tie reissue features covers of "I Do" and "Land of a Thousand Dances" from the band's live record Showtime, recorded at the height of their Freeze Frame period. "Land of a Thousand Dances" in particular reminds you just how incredible these guys were live. ~

1. I could Hurt You
 
2. One Last Kiss
3. Take It Back
4. Sanctuary
5. Teresa
6. Wild Man
7. I Can't Believe You
8. I Don't Hang Around Much Anymore
9. Jus' Can't Stop Me



Peter Wolf - Vocals
Seth Justman - Keyb/Voc
Magic Dick - Harp
J.Geils - Guitar
Daniel Klein - Bass
Stephan Bladd - Drums/Voc

Gitarrist John Warren „Jerome“ Geils, der 1967 die J. Geils Band zunächst als Bluesrockformation mit ins Leben rief, ist tot. Der Musiker wurde leblos in seinem Anwesen im US-Bundesstaat Massachusetts aufgefunden, wie die Polizei laut der US-Ausgabe des ROLLING STONE meldete. Bisher ist die Todesursache noch nicht bekannt, werde aber derzeit untersucht. Hinweise auf ein Tötungsdelikt gebe es aber nicht. Geils wurde 71 Jahre alt.

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Samstag, März 18, 2017 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

Legendary musician Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, according to police. Rest in peace... abcn.ws/2mVBUr7 Legendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90 Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock and roll, has died.
 


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John Wetton died

Dienstag, Januar 31, 2017 / Eingestellt von peter / Kommentare (0)

John Wetton has died at the age of 67. The news was confirmed by his manager Martin Darvill, who said that the cause had been colon cancer. Wetton had undergone major surgery in 2015 to have a one-kilo malignant mass removed from his abdomen. Wetton was born in 1949 and played with a variety of bands including Family, Mogul Thrash, Uriah Heep, Asia, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash and King Crimson.

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