ARTIST: The J. Geils Band
TITLE: The Morning After
YEAR RELEASED: 1971
CHART ACTION: #64
SINGLES: Looking for a Love (#39), I Don’t Need You No More
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Whammer Jammer, Cry One More Time
LINEUP: Peter Wolf, J. Geils, Seth Justman, Danny Klein, Magic Dick, Stepehen Jo Bladd.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Followup record for R&B and blues revivalists has some decent tracks, but some sound as hazy and lazy as the album cover.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: The hottest cut of this record “It Ain’t What You Do (It’s How You Do It)” is the final cut, and by then it’s a little too late to save this overall.
The covers seem a bit flat, and a few originals (like “Looking for a Love”) are fine, but overall this just seems a bit…off.
Most of these tracks probably sounded great live, but this time they were flat on record. “Whammer Jammer” also probably needed to just be a live cut since those versions smoke the studio version like crazy.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Gram Parsons covered “Cry One More Time” on a solo record.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: B-: The few hot cuts save this from being a totally cold record.