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J. Geils Band — Give It To Me
Album: Bloodshot
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1406









Released: 1973
Length: 6:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Yeah, now don't touch the knobs
Cause I think we're gonna
Have some with this one here

Oh, yeah
You got to give it to me
You got to give it to me
You got to give it to me
You got to give it to me

You're so slick, honey
Know every trick now
You know I want it
I want it so bad
You know I need it
I can't believe it
So come on baby
Please relieve it

Got to give it to me
You got to give it to me
Got to give it to me
You got to give it to me

You've been bugging me
Every night now
You say you want it
You want it right now
I can't get through it
And I can't get to it
So come on, baby, please

Got to get it up (get it up)
Come on, you got to
Get it up (get it up)
You got to get it up (get it up)
Babe, you got to give it to me
(Give it to me)
You got to give it to me
(Give it to me)
You got to give it to me
(Give it to me)
You got to give it to me
(Give it to me)

Why keep me cold
When it's so warm inside
Come on, baby, your love
Is too good to hide
Woah, yeah
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Any Band with a sax player named 'Magic Dick' gets atleast a 9!
J.  Geils was my neighbor  in 1994 -1999 when I moved. Real chill guy.
Irresistible chair dancing!!!
Most underrated. Their stuff pre-Centerfold was R&R at its best. HOF now please.
 kurthelf915 wrote:

How does anyone downvote this GIF?  Her moves sync well with the song, as they uncannily seem to with many songs, and her joie de vivre is infectious.  Plus, Crom, she's stunningly beautiful. 
 

I think it might just be a case of stickupmyass syndrome. Or they may not be Beyonce fans?
Saw these guys live several times. Once they opened for BB KING at a local college. GREAT shows always.
 mread wrote:

No idea, "it" is so ambiguous.
 
Ambiguity is the mother of conception.
 uksminas wrote:
 
How does anyone downvote this GIF?  Her moves sync well with the song, as they uncannily seem to with many songs, and her joie de vivre is infectious.  Plus, Crom, she's stunningly beautiful. 
I saw the J. Geils Band in an after-hours show at Bookies in Detroit back in 1983 or 84. They had played four straight nights at Pine Knob. Their contract said they could play no other shows in Detroit, so they played as Jimmy and the Juke Joints. No more than 100 people in the place. I walked out at 2 a.m. with my ears ringing and a smile on my face. 
Probably happened before but I am a relatively new listener - this following Sly's Dance To The Music was sheer genius Bill!
LLRP
Crap. My mom was right--R-n-R is all about sex.
Totally AGREE!!! Shaggy27 wrote:
Why aren’t they in HOF again?
 

Saw them years ago and will say that this concert was top 5 of all concerts I have had the experience to see.  Totally interactive with the audience.  AWESOME group!
Why aren’t they in HOF again?
 dancindan wrote:


Ummm...i think it's about sex.
 
If I knew you better I'd comment about how a 6:09 tune would be your sex track; since I don't know you well enough, I'll just laugh at my attempt at humor and keep on bopping...LLRP!! ;-) 
hey gyp; 


give it to me; 


horizontal bop; 

don't hear those songs much

they might make a good middle for a playlist for my new date tonight

...or, is that far to blatant?  ...or, will the humor be appreciated

...or would adding "Big 10 Inch Record", somewhere, kick it into jocularity?
 lizardking wrote:

It's about 6 minutes and 10 seconds of awesomeness!  I'm at an 8 and will go +1 today....Long Live RP and RIP J. Geils!!
 

Ummm...i think it's about sex.
 ziakut wrote:

Feeling your pain...but remember...it's oh so difficult to dress up a turd.
 

So bad!
 aelfheld wrote:
I hated this song when it came out.

It hasn't improved one whit in 4 decades.
 
Feeling your pain...but remember...it's oh so difficult to dress up a turd.
Initial influences included James Cotton and Little Walter

Cool, got to see Mr. Cotton three times in Florida in the 80s, so good.
I had no idea this was J. Geils. How is that possible...

On vinyl, this album was a transparent bloodshot red. Very funky on the turntable. And this single didn't have the long play out at the end, they just repeated the first few verses and faded out.
 NWNative wrote:
Does anyone know what this song is about?
 
No idea, "it" is so ambiguous.
Every dern thing on this album is astonishingly amazing.  Just dig J. Geils Band so dang much!!!!
Oh man...that B3!! Can't be beat!
One of the best concerts I ever so.  Peter Wolf has TONS of energy!
 NWNative wrote:
Does anyone know what this song is about?
 
It's about 6 minutes and 10 seconds of awesomeness!  I'm at an 8 and will go +1 today....Long Live RP and RIP J. Geils!!
R.I.P. Mr. Geils.
Does anyone know what this song is about?
Should be in hof
 ziakut wrote:
Banal efforts. Pretty much everything that comes from J. Geils Band is of that mediocre borderline stupid category.
 
I don't tend to acknowledge critical assessments here, but this opinion hits the mark. Maybe it has to do with the adulation people in New England have for mediocre bands that somehow mean a lot to those who grew up in that atmosphere. As a relatively frequent visitor there, I repeatedly recognize that there is a love for local bands that really don't rise that much above background. Some of which pretty much never leave their backyards. This is likely true many other places, but the Boston area seems especially prone to this tendency. Sure, I am over-generalizing; so sue me!
 zenhead wrote:
shades of "black magic woman."

 
I was thinking along the lines of 10 CC's Dreadlock Holiday which BillG spins here too.  I've rated this J.Geils track 8 which makes the 10 CC song an 8.4.  Long Live RP!!
 Vogelfrei wrote:
I like the ska opening more than the funky playout, but at least the change adds variety.
 

u might like the ska cover then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6SeF8AMiAI
True Worcester, Mass music.
Love me some J. Geils!
OH YES!  One of my favorite albums of all time.  Turnin' it up now!{#Bananapiano}
Banal efforts. Pretty much everything that comes from J. Geils Band is of that mediocre borderline stupid category.
...now don't touch the knob   such an excellent jamming song !
The Fillmore East house band! Best rock ‘n’ roll band covering everything
Can you imagine what happens if/when #metoo hits the rock world? 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Paging Mr. Dick, Mr. Magic Dick.

 
"Get out your lickin' stick, Mr. Magic Dick!"
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Paging Mr. Dick, Mr. Magic Dick.

 
U Rang??
burdell wrote:
Love this. Can't help but bounce around the room when this song is on. Astonished by the curiously low ratings from so many listeners.
 Azrica wrote:

Me too ! 
 
me three......one of my favorite J Geils tunes
This makes me think: how could hybrid transhumans in 2063 criticize Rihanna or Adele? "They still needed human singers, and humans to write and record what they called songs, and cameras to shoot videos of other humans on a 2D thing called youtube, and even radios to use their ears... Ridiculously stupid and exhilaratingly limited, but relatively interesting from a historical point of view".
 burdell wrote:
Love this. Can't help but bounce around the room when this song is on. Astonished by the curiously low ratings from so many listeners.

 
Me too ! 
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! best name for a harp player ever !
Paging Mr. Dick, Mr. Magic Dick.
Snubbed again at the R&R Hall of Fame this year.
Kid Leo is not happy.




Favorite Rock concert ever.
 skyguy wrote:
dadadadum-deleeteleetelete-dadadadum-baawow!

 
PRECISELY  {#Bananasplit}
Local boy done did good!!!

And will be missed.

{#Cheers}
Thank you CHOM-FM (Montréal) for playing so much J. Geils Band back in the day.  
Love it ! Album: Bloodshot Released: 1973 !
So long, J.G.  Your hot little bar band smoked along off and on for almost 50 years. 
 dragon1952 wrote:
Not much substance there.

 
Try Peter's new solo album, A Cure For Loneliness,  lots of good songs on there reflecting on his life and career and nothing about getting it up.
Not much substance there.
Saw them once back in '77 at the old Academy of Music in NYC.  They literally rocked the balcony!   
Saw J. Geils play with the Stones in the L.A. Coliseum in 1981. In my opinion, J. Geils stole the show.
 aelfheld wrote:
I hated this song when it came out.

It hasn't improved one whit in 4 decades.

 
It didn't have to improve. It's always been a great tune.
 aelfheld wrote:
I hated this song when it came out.

It hasn't improved one whit in 4 decades.

 

You can feel your brain cells dying in agony when you listen to this.
....gotta love the fade
Saw Peter Wolf at the Lockn Festival last weekend.  This track was, of course, in the playlist along with a bluegrass version of Love Stinks that was excellent.

He's still got it and he has a new disc just out.
I hated this song when it came out.

It hasn't improved one whit in 4 decades.

This song was an 8, the a bongo solo happened. Strong 9.


I was a huge J. Geils fan back in the college days.  My best friend had a limited pressing of this album that was red vinyl.  And of course we saw them in concert every chance we got.  They were the ultimate house rocking party band before they became famous on MTV.
Funky {#Dancingbanana} 7 -> 8
J Geils...ALWAYS!
classic............. very
wow{#Notworthy}
I saw Geils play at the old Boston Garden back in "73". Great time...
 
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}{#Drummer}
Saw JGB at the Auditorium Theater in Chicaga 1973 and they rocked it. Full House live album is a great audio representation of what they were like.
 ShaunJ wrote:

Whammer Jammer next {#Bananajam}

 
blow your face off Dickie!
BTW, if I recall correctly, the vinyl I had of this was a translucent red. {#Good-vibes}
dadadadum-deleeteleetelete-dadadadum-baawow!
Magic Dick on the harmonica!
Didn't know these guys were into ska....like it....I know it's not 'proper' ska but who cares?
 Hannio wrote:
Mullet rock.

 
Whammer Jammer next {#Bananajam}
Mullet rock.
J. Geils (doing "party reggae") > J. Geils (MTV era).  NOT EVEN CLOSE!!
 hayduke2 wrote:
so cool  (whoa, that album photo quite the fashion template!)

 
Well, it was 1973.

Saw them open for Bob Seger a few months back.  Still kickin' it.


Saw them play a couple of times at Md U.
Magic had a fro that some would die for.
Man that was back in the day. Loads of fun though.
Just wish I had gone to school.  {#Cheers}  
 hayduke2 wrote:
so cool  (whoa, that album photo quite the fashion template!)

 
That plaid (or is it stripped) jacket is killer!
I saw these guys when they were still playing bars and a few years later when they were playing huge venus - and they were still true to their roots. Still a great bar band, still pumping out a great show - just in bigger rooms.
Wow, cool funky drums at the end!  Don't remember that from back in the day. 
so cool  (whoa, that album photo quite the fashion template!)

nice.


J Geils on RP, luv surprises
Only a dead person could sit thru this! Great song!
Magic Dick, play that harp!
{#Dancingbanana} 
Best Harmonica jam yet...in my youth, it was rare to get the long version on the radio
 WonderLizard wrote:
I've never heard this before. Small wonder. J. Geils seldom made it west of the Mississippi. Great, vintage track.

 
Saw them in Reno. late '80s if I recall correctly. 
Motor city shakedown!
I've never heard this before. Small wonder. J. Geils seldom made it west of the Mississippi. Great, vintage track.
1973?

No-o-o-o-o-o-o!
Fun music from college days when I first moved to Halifax and discovered I'd moved to Willy Wonka world: 30 cm of snow on Oct 14 that year, and the downtown always smelled of chocolate!
 idahoTux wrote:

Full House, recorded at Cobo Arena in Detroit was indeed a great "live" album.


 

Full House was indeed recorded in Detroit but the venue was the Cinderella Ballroom. "Blow Your Face Out" was the other disk recorded in Detroit and that one was recorded at Cobo.
shades of "black magic woman."
Love this. Can't help but bounce around the room when this song is on. Astonished by the curiously low ratings from so many listeners.
Got this on red vinyl in my parents basement!! Forgot the title of the album it was on?{#Bananajumprope}
 MassivRuss wrote:
Wicked pisssah!!!!
 
Chesah...
 jhorton wrote:

CC Coliseum '77 or '78?

Wait a minute? willrobinson? The TX/CC willrobinson? Black 328iX coupe? Brother John?
 
Anyone who grew up in the Boston area saw J. Geils at least a 1/2 dozen times.  When you are in your teens/early 20's party music was what it was about!  Saw them perform over the summer at Fenway with Aerosmith.  The Wooba Gooba (?) brought it all back. 


Ending is reminiscent of Crosseyed and Painless by Talking Heads. I didn't realize how similar they are.
The 45-rpm single for this didn't have the long jam at the end. Or should I say, the second half. Goes on a bit too long. 

The LP was printed on translucent blood red vinyl.  
 run4more wrote:
Context (w/ statistics): Campground at Morro Bay. '61 Chevy (a beater with no head-liner but a brand new Craig 8-track mounted on the transmission hump). 25 watts and power to spare. 4 high-school guys with beer obtained from a ‘buyer' 90 miles inland. All 4 doors hanging ajar so that the sounds flow freely from the 8" Jensens mounted in the rear deck. 16-oz magnets? Bloodshot is brand new and it's cranked up for that organ solo. Sheet metal rattles. Singing "GIVE IT TO ME" and smoking Swisher Sweets. We have the power now. Let's get to the beach and find some women...

 
I want to read your novel!
 ziakut wrote:
Reliably banal J. Geils crapola. 

If Joe Jackson wasn't talented and couldn't write lyrically and started a mediocre rock band where they all performed in dirty underwear...this is what it would be like!
 
That some imagination you got going there!
 The J. Geils Band,
in the late 60's or early 70's saw them twice in Athens, Ohio loved them.
If you're not in party mode you most likely won't get what's happening!

ziakut wrote:
Reliably banal J. Geils crapola. 

If Joe Jackson wasn't talented and couldn't write lyrically and started a mediocre rock band where they all performed in dirty underwear...this is what it would be like!
 

Reliably banal J. Geils crapola. 

If Joe Jackson wasn't talented and couldn't write lyrically and started a mediocre rock band where they all performed in dirty underwear...this is what it would be like!
 bam23 wrote:
Well, yeah, loads of teenagers really liked this when it, and they, were new. But, for all the praise I read here, the "jam" towards the end and the really dynamic drumming remind me why I never saw much in this band. If you were into getting really loaded to loud and raucous sounds, this may have done the job. But, the technical proficiency in the percussion work seems remarkably amateurish. 
 
That and the cowbell.
Blow your face out baby.
 bam23 wrote:
Well, yeah, loads of teenagers really liked this when it, and they, were new. But, for all the praise I read here, the "jam" towards the end and the really dynamic drumming remind me why I never saw much in this band. If you were into getting really loaded to loud and raucous sounds, this may have done the job. But, the technical proficiency in the percussion work seems remarkably amateurish. Especially if you are exposed to real drumming. It's only rock and roll, but that does not mean that it cannot venture beyond the hackneyed. OK. I likely have pissed off legions from the Boston area, among other places.
 
The jam at the end and drumming is the bed for the harmonica to take off on and let the rest happen.  Its like two seperate songs fused together.  Sure like the second half, it gets me over the first half.
Wicked pisssah!!!!

Flawless transition from Lyle to J. Geils.  Nice one, Bill!


NEVER would have guess it was the SAME J Geils Band 
 tovarisch wrote:


Blasting down the road with "Full House" in the 8 track deck in my friends Celica... lighting one up before we got to class. RIP Ray.....thanks RedG for stirring up memories. No other J. Geils album touched that one, even "The Best of..."

 
Full House, recorded at Cobo Arena in Detroit was indeed a great "live" album.

Sorry folks - 'Surrender' 'Monkey Island' - THAT is essential J.Geils Band !!!
 RedGuitar wrote:
Used to crank their "Full House" album and rock out.
 

Blasting down the road with "Full House" in the 8 track deck in my friends Celica... lighting one up before we got to class. RIP Ray.....thanks RedG for stirring up memories. No other J. Geils album touched that one, even "The Best of..."

 run4more wrote:
Context (w/ statistics): Campground at Morro Bay. '61 Chevy (a beater with no head-liner but a brand new Craig 8-track mounted on the transmission hump). 25 watts and power to spare. 4 high-school guys with beer obtained from a ‘buyer' 90 miles inland. All 4 doors hanging ajar so that the sounds flow freely from the 8" Jensens mounted in the rear deck. 16-oz magnets? Bloodshot is brand new and it's cranked up for that organ solo. Sheet metal rattles. Singing "GIVE IT TO ME" and smoking Swisher Sweets. We have the power now. Let's get to the beach and find some women...

 
Nice word picture :o)