Freeze Frame (The J. Geils Band album)

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Freeze-Frame
Studio album by The J. Geils Band
ReleasedOctober 26, 1981 (1981-10-26)
RecordedLong View Farm, North Brookfield, MA, 1980-1981
Genrenew wave, pop rock, Art Rock
Length40:56
LabelEMI
ProducerSeth Justman
The J. Geils Band chronology
Love Stinks
(1980)
Freeze-Frame
(1981)
Showtime!
(1982)
 
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Freeze-Frame
Studio album by The J. Geils Band
ReleasedOctober 26, 1981 (1981-10-26)
RecordedLong View Farm, North Brookfield, MA, 1980-1981
Genrenew wave, pop rock, Art Rock
Length40:56
LabelEMI
ProducerSeth Justman
The J. Geils Band chronology
Love Stinks
(1980)
Freeze-Frame
(1981)
Showtime!
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Robert ChristgauB+[1]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars link
Rock 82(favorable)[2]

Freeze-Frame is the 12th album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). This was the band's only #1 album and their biggest seller.[citation needed] The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in February 1982, and remained at the top for four weeks. The album featured the hit singles "Centerfold" (#1 US; #3UK) and "Freeze Frame" (#4 US). "Angel in Blue" also reached the US Top 40.

This was the first album where songwriters Peter Wolf and Seth Justman, who provided the band with its original material, did not share credit on every song. Justman wrote or co-wrote all of the album as well as receiving credit as arranger and producer of the material.

The album was remastered in 1993 and reissued on BGO in the UK and was remastered in 2008 for the Japanese market, but has not been remastered in the U.S.

Part of the success of the album can be attributed to the videos that were run constantly on MTV including "Centerfold" and the title track from the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seth Justman except where noted.

  1. "Freeze-Frame" (Justman, Peter Wolf) – 4:01
  2. "Rage in the Cage" (Justman, Wolf) – 4:56
  3. "Centerfold" – 3:36
  4. "Do You Remember When?" (Justman, Wolf) – 4:45
  5. "Insane, Insane Again" – 4:43
  6. "Flamethrower" – 4:58
  7. "River Blindness" – 6:06
  8. "Angel in Blue" – 4:51
  9. "Piss on the Wall" (Justman, Wolf) – 3:02

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

YearChartPosition
1982Pop Albums1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

YearSingleChartPosition
1982"Angel in Blue"Billboard Hot 10040
1982"Centerfold/Flamethrower"Club Play Singles12
1982"Centerfold"Mainstream Rock Tracks1
1982"Centerfold"Billboard Hot 1001
1982"Flamethrower"Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks25
1982"Flamethrower"Mainstream Rock Tracks30
1982"Freeze-Frame"Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks25
1982"Freeze-Frame"Mainstream Rock Tracks8
1982"Freeze-Frame"Billboard Hot 1004
Preceded by
4 by Foreigner
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 6, 1982 - February 27, 1982
Succeeded by
Beauty and the Beat by Go-Go's

In other media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Freeze-Frame". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ Vesić, Dušan. "Freeze Frame, The J. Geils Band". Rock 82 (in Serbian) (Belgrade: NIP Politika) (5): 10.