August 6, 2009 – 4:08 pm

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Full House 2009 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Fillmore, Detroit, MI, April 24-25, 2009. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to hits such as Centrefold and Freeze Frame and music videos and MTV, younger listeners will remember the J Geils Band as a ’80s pop-rock group. But back in the ’70s, they were a tight R&B outfit whom the Allman Brothers Band considered their favourite local band.

In 1972, the J Geils Band released Live Full House, recorded at the Cinderella Ballroom in Detroit on April 21-22, 1972. One fan noted: “When I was growing up the original Full House was a huge album in Detroit. This was when J Geils were a great R&B band before the MTV hits.”

Thirty-seven years later, the J Geils Band have lost none of their power and excitement and here is a recreated 2009 version of Full House from uncirculated soundboards. And a boogie good time to be had by all.

Thanks To Evil Dr. Louie for sharing the tracks.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 256 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you want to download them at a later date.

Track 01. First I Look At The Purse
Track 02. Homework
Track 03. Pack Fair & Square
Track 04. Whammer Jammer
Track 05. Hard Drivin’ Man
Track 06. Serves You Right To Suffer
Track 07. Cruisin’ For A Love
Track 08. Looking For A Love

Click here to order the J Geils Band’s Live Full House.

  1. 15 Responses to “J GEILS BAND - FULL HOUSE 2009”

  2. In their prime thes guys were the 2nd best band I’ve ever seen live - surpassed only by the Small Faces,

    By Jim Dickie on Aug 6, 2009

  3. There is a compleet set from 2009 on guitars101.

    J. Geils Band Live At The Fillmore, Detroit, MI, USA April 24 & 25 2009
    unknown taping equipment > received in trade (FLAC) >
    Including artwork.

    April 24 First Night.
    Disc 1
    01 - Karen Savelly Intro
    02 - First I Look At The Purse
    03 - Homework
    04 - Hard Drivin’ Man
    05 - Pack Fair And Square
    06 - Sanctuary
    07 - Night Time is the Right Time
    08 - Cruisin’ For A Love
    09 - She’s So Sharp
    10 - Detroit Breakdown
    11 - Serves You Right To Suffer
    12 - Give It To Me

    Disc 2
    01 - Must Got Lost
    02 - Love Stinks
    03 - Looking For A Love
    04 - Whammer Jammer
    05 - (Ain’t Nothin’ But a) Houseparty
    06 - Centerfold (With Kid Rock)
    07 - Where Did Our Love Go
    08 - Band Introductions
    09 - Freeze Frame
    10 - Just Cant Wait
    11 - Peachtree Street
    12 - Love Itis

    April 25 Second Night. (incomplete)
    Disc 3
    01 - First I Look At The Purse
    02 - Homework
    03 - Hard Drivin’ Man
    04 - Pack Fair And Square
    05 - Sanctuary
    06 - Night Time
    07 - Cruisin’ For A Love
    08 - So Sharp
    09 - Detroit Breakdown
    10 - Serves You Right To Suffer
    11 - Give It To Me
    12 - (Ain’t Nothin’ But A) Houseparty
    13 - Peter Wolf, of the J. Geils band called in to talk to D&D WCSX on April 8 2009

    By Feelgood on Aug 6, 2009

  4. The Hottest Band around. No one would want these guys opening for them and have to follow! Fantastic!

    Thanks To Evil Dr. Louie!!!!!!

    By ReV RuSSeLL on Aug 7, 2009

  5. Man I would love to have the complete show, but what’s that turd Kid Rock doing on stage with a great band like J. Geils? At least it was only on the poppy Centerfold and not one of the blues tracks….

    By Sluggo714 on Aug 7, 2009

  6. Encore une excellente surprise,OH YEAEEEHHH

    By BOB L INTERNAUTE on Aug 7, 2009

  7. no offense Jim, but “surpassed only by the Small Faces”? is that a backhanded crack or what? Geils was considered nothing less than “america’s Rolling Stones” in their prime! dude!

    sadly for diehards such as meself, their late-period commodification (talking about “Freeze-frame) was where their bad-assed live white R&B boogie cred went south. That said, they certainly deserved to rake in some green, they’d paid their dues so many times over.

    For my tastebuds, “sanctuary” was their high point in balancing musical sophistication and guts. Unfortunately, it became clear that they’d rather dance than bleed, but still, they did put it out there when they could.

    Thanks for the show, a pleasure to hear and a nifty little compilation concept.

    “surpassed only by the Small Faces”? argggh. barf. belch. grrrrr.

    By LowendBill on Aug 8, 2009

  8. For me, JGB started slipping after the original Full House album. Keep in mind I had thje luxury of seeing them frequently back in the days before they became commercially successful, so I’m using a different scale than one that even considers “Snctuary” or “Freeze Frame” or anything like it.

    It’s amazing what commercial success will do to one’s artistic endeavors.

    By O.B. Dan on Aug 8, 2009

  9. This is really good, not as good as the original, but it still packs a punch. The sound is fine and the performances let you know this ain’t no oldies review. Kudos to whoever pieced this together. Good work. And to the band, of course.

    By Dave C. on Aug 8, 2009

  10. hey bigo, i’m not real familiar with the j. geils band, other than their two mtv hits. however, i listened to samples of full house on amazon, and it sounded pretty good so i downloaded this.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 8, 2009

  11. how do I get a cd made of this show FULL HOUSE 2009,,,,,,,,,,not the old version.. thank you

    By Danny on Aug 8, 2009

  12. Great stuff… I saw them 1 time only =( 1980 on the Love Stinks tour in Poughkeepsie, NY and they tore the place down and had 6 (!) encores… They put the lights on after the 5th encore and 5 minutes later, as half of the crowd had gone and they turned the lights back off for the last number…. I was 2nd row center and in total amazement of one of America’s premier rock n roll bands. Peter was a total maniac. After that came Freeze Frame and the pop MTV hype and then the breakup that followed… Long live the J. Geils Band.

    By Woodstock on Aug 9, 2009

  13. I don’t care for Kid Rock either but he did take Peter Wolf on tour with him to introduce a new audience to one of the all time greatest frontman and singer the USA has ever produced.

    By ReV RuSSeLL on Aug 10, 2009

  14. Back in early 1972, while in college in Madison, WI, I was hitching a ride to see Ten Years After at the Dane County Coliseum. A limo pulled over on the causeway and, from inside, came a head with black hair and sun glasses. “Do you know how to get to a White Castle?” the head asked? I did. “Get in.” I did. I then spent the rest of the evening in the company of Peter Wolf and the J. Geils Band. They blew my face out. And they are still able to blow faces out 37 years later. A great post in very good quality sound. The complete show is available as a B-/C+ audience tape on another blog. BigO rules.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Sep 1, 2009

  15. anyone know how to get more of the tunes from that show than the 8 here ?

    By Danny on Sep 12, 2009

  16. I was fortunate enough to be at the recording of Full House at the Cinderella Ballroom. Stood right in front of the stage!!!! It was so cool.

    By Judy on Jul 12, 2010

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