Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Dance-Rock

Album Review

The superb two-disc anthology Houseparty concentrates on the rousing, full-throttle blues-boogie of their heyday, including a full album's worth of live material (ten songs from their three live albums). The pop success of "Love Stinks" and "Freeze Frame" makes sense in the context of the set, but the songs that cut the deepest are the blues-rock numbers on the first disc and the live songs. Thankfully, the compilers (Trouser Press editor Ira Robbins and bandmembers Peter Wolf and Seth Justman) end Houseparty with three songs from Sanctuary, helping secure the image of the J. Geils Band as one of America's top rock & roll groups.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cruisin' for a Love
  2. Homework
  3. Looking for a Love
  4. It Ain't What You Do (It's How You Do It!) [*]
  5. The Usual Place [*]
  6. Cry One More Time
  7. Dead Presidents
  8. Give It to Me [Edit][Mix]
  9. Southside Shuffle
  10. Make Up Your Mind
  11. Gettin' Out [Single Edit]
  12. Detroit Breakdown
  13. Givin' It All Up
  14. Must of Got Lost [Single Edit]
  15. Believe in Me
  16. Love-Itis
  17. Where Did Our Love Go [*]
  18. Peanut Butter [*]
  19. Surrender [*]
  20. Sno-Cone [Live]
  21. Wait [Live]
  22. Hard Drivin' Man [Live]
  23. First I Look at the Purse [Live]
  24. Pack Fair and Square [Live]
  25. Whammer Jammer [Live]
  26. Must of Got Lost [Live]
  27. Start All Over Again [Live]
  28. Ain't Nothin' But a House Party [Live]
  29. I Do [Live]
  30. Just Can't Wait
  31. Love Stinks
  32. Night Time
  33. Flamethrower
  34. Centerfold
  35. Freeze-Frame
  36. Sanctuary
  37. One Last Kiss [*]
  38. Teresa [*]