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The J. Geils Band — Give It To Me
Album: Bloodshot
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1940









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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 lizardking wrote:

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!!

Keeping in mind that this song preceded "Dreadlock Holiday" by about 5 years.
Earlier, Blow Your Face Out era J Geils, would be nice to hear
 bkrans9 wrote:

Is there anybody here who rated this song above a 6--ok, above 7--who lived through the merciless beating to death that disk jockeys gave this song in the '70s?




I AGREE!!!  I will listen to it in it's entirety, on the Rock Mix.  But I would NOT rate it above 6!!! ...I don't want it on my Favorites List!!!
 CoYoT51 wrote:

is this reggae?



This is psychedelic ska-countrybluesrock-early&late new age. Of course.


mikedgreene wrote:Any Band with a sax player named 'Magic Dick' gets atleast a 9!  silby wrote:


He was the harmonica player :-)

He was such a Magic Dick that he would blow a sax and harmonica sounds came out!  
 mikedgreene wrote:
Any Band with a sax player named 'Magic Dick' gets atleast a 9!


He was the harmonica player :-)
Is there anybody here who rated this song above a 6--ok, above 7--who lived through the merciless beating to death that disk jockeys gave this song in the '70s?
Its a crime these guys are not in the Rock HoF.
 CoYoT51 wrote:

is this reggae?




Ska IMHO
 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. 


Both guns are out and she's got the groove!
Dig those crazy bell bottom pants on the cover.
is this reggae?
 idiot_wind wrote:

you just can't beat Magic Dick




LOL! Pun intended? ...eh? GREAT TUNE!
you just can't beat Magic Dick
this really rocks...
 birdman42 wrote:

Crap. My mom was right--R-n-R is all about sex.


It was the way she said it. Made it sound bad or sumthin'.
 jimtyrrell wrote:

Give it to meee!




You bet!
My first concert at the san diego sports arena...some guy named peter frampton with his band camel opened the show...1972?
smoked my first joint listening to this band at Schaefer Stadium. The joint was better than the band but it was an interesting evening. 
 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. 



She's right-handed.
 DrMacDaddy wrote:
 
 
I just did the same from 8 to 10 ! 
 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. 



Just when I thought it might be wearing thin, she took it to the bridge. Have they even seen the bridge? Has anybody seen the bridge?
 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!!
 
I just up'd my 8 to a 9.  I forgot just how awesome this song was and just added it to my reggae playlist. Hot damn.
Give it to meee!
 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. 
 

Because GIFs are really fucking annoying.
 Zep wrote:

That and the cowbell.
 

 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. 
 By downvoting all  GIF since they are an annoying distraction.

Best part is the part after the lyrics end, featuring harmonica, and other solos. OMG. Anybody know if J. Geils Band ever made something more out of that bit?
 NWNative wrote:
Does anyone know what this song is about?
 
i believe that it is about....Jellyrolls.  yep, pastry
 NWNative wrote:
Does anyone know what this song is about?
 
if you dont know by now, its too late for your dad to explain it to ya!!
 NWNative wrote:
Does anyone know what this song is about?
 

Cats. You're welcome. 



Saw them in HOTlanta at the Fox Theater in...hmmm...1978? The Fabulous Poodles open and the sound kinda sucked. The Fox was supposed to have great sound....then J. Geils came on...and WOW...what a great sounding show. 
The Percussion on this song is much more enjoyable (to me) than I remembered.   
Any Band with a sax player named 'Magic Dick' gets atleast a 9!
J.  Geils was my neighbor in Tulsa between 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.