37 years ago today, the mighty J. Geils Band returned to the CCCC for the second time. It was the Love Stinks tour and the first of many sold out shows in the 80s here in Portland on May 2nd.The title track and Come Back were getting plenty of exposure on WBLM and I’m pretty sure I copied the album from vinyl to cassette so I could listen to it on my little boom box strapped to my Schwinn. Being from Boston, The J. Geils Band was always popular up here in Maine and they’ve been real good to us. We count 10 times that they brought the 'Houseparty' to Blimpville from 1978 to 2015.

 

Electrifying front-man Peter Wolf toured last year to promote his solo album, A Cure for Loneliness.

Check out the bluegrass version of Love Stinks he included in the sets…wicked fun!

And here’s the original, featuring gas masks and glitter pants.