10 Songs, 34 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sonny Boy Freud ,

The Mysteries of Whammer Jammer

Just want to say, if you're looking for "Whammer Jammer" this album contains the definitve version, much richer, in my opinion, than the live "Full House" cut, which seems to be easier to find. If you want to learn to play "Whammer Jammer" this is what you NEED to be listening to. Magic Dick displays his mastery of tone and note shaping on this studio cut. And I mean cut, as in this work is a piece of musical sculpture. The harmonica's power and uniqueness lie in its incredibly malleable, shapable tone, and MD is a master sound carver. The tempo is just a bit slower compared to any live version I've heard, and every subtlety is clearly audible. In fact, and I'd like someone to comment on this, (and I betray the sheer number of times I've listened to WJ with this observation) at 1:02, left channel, (or, I just realized, at :17 in the I-Tunes sample clip) a woman's voice can be heard exclaiming "All right!" I had been listening to this song for years before I heard something, and then I had to listen on headphones in order to decode it, and now I can hear it plain as day. Who is she? Only the J. Geils Band know the secret.

Rick D. ,

Crazy Baby

As a young rock drummer (age 13) me and my band got on board with the J.Geils Band right after their first album was released. I think we were ahead of the curve for our age in terms of music appreciation. We went crazy when The Morning After came out in 1971. Played the LP all summer long. I went to see them in concert at least three times over the next few years. The J. Geils Band was such a great live, party band. But even this studio piece is epic and has stood the test of time.

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