RELEASE
1984
LABEL
EMI Music Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

This doesn't sound like the J. Geils Band folks know and love, since Peter Wolf has left the band; You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd is mainly keyboardist Seth Justman's baby, and he uses banks and banks of synths along with more traditional keyboards to come up with the palette of sounds used here. The cut "Californicating" glides along courtesy of J. Geils' guitar and there's a slow blues titled "The Bite from Inside," but other than that, much of what's here is simply ordinary. Justman and drummer Stephen Bladd cover the vocals this time out, but they are no match for Wolf's old growl. Lots of production dazzle with none of the bite of old.
James Chrispell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Concealed Weapons
  2. Heavy Petting
  3. Wasted Youth
  4. Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe
  5. Tell 'Em, Jonesy
  6. You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd
  7. The Bite from Inside
  8. Californicatin'
  9. I Will Carry You Home