Addicted To Vinyl Musical thoughts from the open road, with headphones on


Blow Your Face Out!

What if Peter Wolf and the J. Geils Band were to decide to come to Detroit and play a couple of random rare shows on a weekend? That would be awesome, right?

My friends, it certainly was.

I finally got to cross another band off of my list of "concert regrets" - bands that I should have gone to see, and didn't. I missed their late-90s reunion tour for financial reasons, and always had huge buckets of regret after that, the more that I got into J. Geils Band.

Having just seen Wolf last summer with Kid Rock, I knew that it was going to be great - it really is astounding how good Peter Wolf looks for his age (he is 63,) with the amount of energy that he still throws down on stage, and his voice still sounds JUST as good as it did in the heyday. The man might have found the fountain of youth, and I want directions to get there!

J. Geils Band played for two hours and fifteen minutes with a triple set of encores on the second night of their two night stand in the Motor City. Both shows sold out in minutes, and thanks to a very good friend, I was there to see it with my buddy Dan Kelley from Classic Rock FM and Okemos Brewing Company.

My camera phone managed to not suck just long enough for me to grab this very cool picture of the marquee outside the club.

P.S. - Fillmore? Nah, not according to Peter Wolf, who called it the State Theatre throughout the evening - as it should be!


Unexpected favorite of the night: "Just Can't Wait"

Song that I really loved: "Serves You Right To Suffer" - Serves you right to be ALONE! (I think I loved this one just as much as the first time that I heard Buddy Guy play "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues" live.)

Songs that really sounded unexpectedly good: "Freeze Frame" and "Centerfold" - just good cheesy 80s fun!

Undeniable jam of the night: "Ain't Nothin' But A House Party"

Song that I was surprised to hear in the setlist: "Sanctuary"

Number of times that Peter Wolf and Seth Justman hugged during the show: None.

Soundtrack driving in: A mix from D.X. Ferris (more on that later,) and live stuff from Indigo Girls (more on that later too,) and Kathleen Edwards.

Soundtrack driving home: Crowded House, Cowboy Junkies (Trinity Revisited,) and the live bonus disc from Sugar's Besides.

Number of record stores visits during trip: One (1) - Encore Recordings in Ann Arbor.

Updated: Thanks to FunkyJudge.Net, here is the setlist from last night's show, and also some video from both nights, including a guest appearance from Kid Rock on the first night.


One final bit: Here's an interview via Billboard with Peter Wolf about the reunion shows, and also Wolf's forthcoming solo album and tour.

  • Ann

    Maybe a soundboard recording of this show will show up on ATV someday.

    I’m glad it was a great show. “No sense wasting any time – let me hear ya, J.” I’ve always loved Peter Wolf. When I was in my early 20’s, I had a green Volkwagen Rabbit, and that’s what I named it: Wolf.

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    Jell. Us.

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  • Layla

    WOW!~ How totally great! I saw them open for the Stones in the 80’s but never had the pleasure again. Sounds like a great show, so glad you go to see it.

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