Centerfold was released on October 26th 1981, and eventually went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 on February 6th 1982, and stayed there for six weeks. The bands album ‘Freeze- Frame‘ started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart on the same day.
August 1977. ‘Free’ Pop Top Magazine (The Record Buyer’s Guide). Published by Little Face Inc. 909 Beacon St. Boston MA.
Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2010
1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A., Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty ///
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don
“It’s music based on the influences that I enjoy and grew up with,” the J. Geils Band frontman tells Billboard.com about the 14-song set, which will be released by Verve/UMe. “There’s some country elements, some Philly sound to it, some just good ol’ straight back rockin’ stuff. You try to absorb the influences but reshape it in a way it doesn’t come off sounding like a museum piece.”
The J.Geils Band’s EMI America Records album “Freeze-Frame” is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and will be certified Platinum on January 11, 1982. EMI America’s catalog is currently distributed by Capitol Records and owned by EMI Music.
Former J. Geils Band lead, Peter Wolf, is back with his seventh solo album, Midnight Souvenirs, due on April 6 from Verve/UMe. The album mixes rock, R & B, blues, folk and country and includes guest appearances from Merle Haggard, Shelby Lynne and Neko Case.
The album is produced by Wolf and Kenny White, who also collaborated on the albums Sleepless and Fool’s Parade. The majority of the songs were co-written with Will Jennings (Up Where We Belong, Tears From Heaven, Higher Love) with additional work from Angelo Petraglia and Taylor Rhodes.
Wolf said in a press release for the album, “I never obsess about the commercial aspect of my music, just like with my artwork. What matters is if the painting is interesting to keep or show to somebody. It’s the same with the songs; you hope people will make an emotional connection. I absorb the influences and reshape them. The act of creation is what gives meaning to my life and keeps me going–in music and in art.”