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(Reuters)   J. Geils sues J. Geils for using the name J. Geils while J. Geils goes on tour despite not having J. Geils in the band. J. Geils unavailable for comment, but J.Geils was willing to discuss the lawsuit   (uk.reuters.com) divider line 54
    More: Strange, J. Geils Band, John Geils, studio albums, Mr. Klein  
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2012-08-04 11:35:59 AM  
Oktoberfests and county fairs around the country scramble to find new *ahem* entertainment
 
2012-08-04 11:56:21 AM  
I read that headline in Tyler Perry's voice.
 
2012-08-04 12:04:45 PM  
That stinks

/yeah, yeah
 
2012-08-04 12:31:27 PM  
What about Magic Dick?
 
2012-08-04 12:54:24 PM  
That's no bowling ball!
 
2012-08-04 01:29:53 PM  
First album I ever bought was a J.Geils Band album.
 
2012-08-04 02:17:14 PM  
So this article is about... who again?

I forgot.
 
2012-08-04 02:25:09 PM  

brerrabbit: First album I ever bought was a J.Geils Band album.


First concert I ever saw was the J Geils Band. With the Motels.

It was actually a decent show, despite my mom trying to hustle me away from all the pot smoke.
 
2012-08-04 03:07:33 PM  
I heart Mr Geils is a bit cold blooded.
 
2012-08-04 03:35:32 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I read that headline in Tyler Perry's voice.


As did I.
 
2012-08-04 03:41:50 PM  
So just tour as J Geil's band
 
2012-08-04 03:41:57 PM  
I went to rock concert and shark fighting broke out
 
2012-08-04 03:42:28 PM  
I heard that Peter Wolf invited him, saying 'come as you are, or don't come at all!' and when Geils said 'no' that make Wolf hopping mad!
 
2012-08-04 03:45:34 PM  
Their friendship must have got lost, somewhere down the line.
 
2012-08-04 04:59:04 PM  
hbk72777: So just tour as J Geil's band

Ha! F#cking awesome workaround. And to really drive it home, Mr Geils could legally change his first name to "The."

/Got tickets to see The J. Geils' Band tonight
 
2012-08-04 05:09:09 PM  
Subby, you'll have to try harder next time if you want my brain to burst into flames.
 
2012-08-04 05:13:10 PM  
Pershing Square here in Los Angeles has had a few 80s bands performing recently as part of their free summer concert series- Berlin, Modern English, The Fixx, John Waite, The Bangles (playing tonight). I go to have fun and reminisce but, to be honest, most of the music is forgettable. This includes J Geils. It's music with an expiration date on it. And it has long since expired.

That said, there are a few bands who became popular in the 80s still capable of delivering the goods live. Some are even releasing decent recorded material. Public Image Limited, for example. They put on a stunning performance at Coachella and the new record is good. I just picked up tickets to see them here in LA in October. Can't wait!
 
2012-08-04 05:19:20 PM  
Oughtta just give it up.
 
2012-08-04 05:24:17 PM  
 
2012-08-04 05:35:46 PM  

sonnyboy11: Pershing Square here in Los Angeles has had a few 80s bands performing recently as part of their free summer concert series- Berlin, Modern English, The Fixx, John Waite, The Bangles (playing tonight). I go to have fun and reminisce but, to be honest, most of the music is forgettable. This includes J Geils. It's music with an expiration date on it. And it has long since expired.

That said, there are a few bands who became popular in the 80s still capable of delivering the goods live. Some are even releasing decent recorded material. Public Image Limited, for example. They put on a stunning performance at Coachella and the new record is good. I just picked up tickets to see them here in LA in October. Can't wait!


You just turned this thread into a PiL Zone.
 
2012-08-04 05:59:58 PM  
But what about wobba gobba and his green teeth?
 
2012-08-04 06:06:04 PM  

brerrabbit: First album I ever bought was a J.Geils Band album.


The very same here!!!
 
2012-08-04 06:08:28 PM  
In the Detroit suburbs of the 1970s, it was illegal to throw a party without J.Geils. Fact.
 
2012-08-04 06:24:26 PM  
Pink Floyd is now being sued by Pink,
Floyd was heard to say , " He didn't give a flying FARK. "

News at 11.
 
2012-08-04 06:40:38 PM  
I wish I had known that before I bought tickets for one of their September shows.
 
2012-08-04 06:47:18 PM  
Looks like J Geils got done like that...slow motion weekends probably still get him down
 
2012-08-04 07:00:57 PM  
My memories have just been sold.
 
2012-08-04 07:08:17 PM  
WE. ARE. GONNA. BLOW. YOUR. FACE. OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

J Geils and CCR tunes at a party. No one will be disappointed, and if they are, you don't want that kind of person at your party.
 
2012-08-04 07:28:22 PM  
Peter Wolf was married to Faye Dunaway.

Just thought I'd mention that.
 
2012-08-04 07:41:09 PM  
They told him to go piss off on the wall.
 
2012-08-04 07:53:48 PM  
www.leninimports.com
I am the real J. Geils you speak of.
 
2012-08-04 07:57:33 PM  
Come back ... bay-beeeee.

Seriously? No one yet?
 
2012-08-04 08:42:09 PM  
sonnyboy11: Pershing Square here in Los Angeles has had a few 80s bands performing recently as part of their free summer concert series- Berlin, Modern English, The Fixx, John Waite, The Bangles (playing tonight). I go to have fun and reminisce but, to be honest, most of the music is forgettable. This includes J Geils. It's music with an expiration date on it. And it has long since expired.

What's sad is that to use Berlin as an example, the current group has none of the guys who made the band a success in the first place (John Crawford and Dave Diamond), the same with Modern English. I finally reached a point where I stopped going to concerts by old bands I liked after an Echo & The Bunnymen show years ago, the energy and the spirit and feel that were there in 1982 were gone, it was just Ian & Mac and anonymous guys playing "the hits".

[Looks up PiL tour dates] Woah, they're playing the 2,300 capacity Club Nokia downtown, that might be worth checking out.
 
2012-08-04 09:22:43 PM  

Henry Holland:

[Looks up PiL tour dates] Woah, they're playing the 2,300 capacity Club Nokia downtown, that might be worth checking out.


I'm going to get my tickets for Boston on Monday. I bought the new album today and am listening to it right now.

I saw them '010. It was good times.
 
2012-08-04 09:24:12 PM  
Yo dawg, I herd you like Geils...
 
2012-08-04 09:39:34 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: That's no bowling ball!


No anchovies please.
 
2012-08-04 09:59:27 PM  
Peter, Seth, and Magic Dick are all I need for a good show.
 
2012-08-04 10:13:56 PM  
Best live band on the planet. But without J., don't waste my time. If they really, really, really need a new name though, I'd suggest just using a different band member's name: Anybody ready for the D. Klein Band?
 
2012-08-04 10:33:45 PM  
Anyone else stunned they came out in 1967?
 
2012-08-04 11:49:08 PM  

gilgigamesh: brerrabbit: First album I ever bought was a J.Geils Band album.

First concert I ever saw was the J Geils Band. With the Motels.

It was actually a decent show, despite my mom trying to hustle me away from all the pot smoke.


Sounds like we saw the same tour... March 1982 here, and it was my first paid concert (saw Weird Al at a free show first).
 
2012-08-05 12:19:54 AM  

sonnyboy11: Pershing Square here in Los Angeles has had a few 80s bands performing recently as part of their free summer concert series- Berlin, Modern English, The Fixx, John Waite, The Bangles (playing tonight). I go to have fun and reminisce but, to be honest, most of the music is forgettable. This includes J Geils. It's music with an expiration date on it. And it has long since expired.

That said, there are a few bands who became popular in the 80s still capable of delivering the goods live. Some are even releasing decent recorded material. Public Image Limited, for example. They put on a stunning performance at Coachella and the new record is good. I just picked up tickets to see them here in LA in October. Can't wait!


I saw The Fixx in 1990. One of the best shows ever. Only a half house show but they gave it their all and played 4 encores.
 
2012-08-05 12:46:48 AM  

Henry Holland:

What's sad is that to use Berlin as an example, the current group has none of the guys who made the band a success in the first place (John Crawford and Dave Diamond), the same with Modern English. I finally reached a point where I stopped going to concerts by old bands I liked after an Echo & The Bunnymen show years ago, the energy and the spirit and feel that were there in 1982 were gone, it was just Ian & Mac and anonymous guys playing "the hits".

[Looks up PiL tour dates] Woah, they're playing the 2,300 capacity Club Nokia downtown, that might be worth checking out.


Go! You won't be sorry. You can find some of the Coachella performance at Youtube. Albatross is/was powerful.

Clash City Farker, how do you like the new record? It is really growing on me. Need a bit more time with it.

SharkTrager:

I saw The Fixx in 1990. One of the best shows ever. Only a half house show but they gave it their all and played 4 encores.


Out of the bands I mentioned, The Fixx put on the best show. Even the new songs were ok and their guitar player was nailing it. Red Skies At Night was particularly good.

I skipped Bangles tonight. But John Doe and Rev Horton Heat are there the next two weekends at Pershing. I'll probably go to those.
 
2012-08-05 07:29:21 AM  

ertznay: Anyone else stunned they came out in 1967?


Yeah.
 
2012-08-05 08:44:54 AM  
Does he have two right hands?

/too obscure?
 
2012-08-05 11:43:57 AM  

offacue: Petit_Merdeux: That's no bowling ball!

No anchovies please.


991.com

Second LP I ever bought, still in my top 20 of all time.
 
2012-08-05 03:31:12 PM  
Who's going to introduce them charles laquidara from 1970's Boston radio? Their music sucked then, It can't be any better now.
 
2012-08-05 04:17:54 PM  
laid back w/bud light: Who's going to introduce them charles laquidara from 1970's Boston radio? Their music sucked then, It can't be any better now.

Turnabout is fair play. Laquidara could replace Peter Wolf.
 
2012-08-05 06:01:27 PM  

missiv: I am the real J. Geils you speak of.


And J. Geils went to high school with Meryl Streep.
 
2012-08-06 08:53:03 AM  
I don't think the subby understands about the name....

P.S. they had one of the best live albums of all time...
 
2012-08-06 10:22:55 AM  
what's the name of that chick with the long hair?
 
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