These are my records: You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd

J. Geils Band: “You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd”

This – the only post-Peter Wolf release from the J. Geils Band – is by far the worst record in my entire collection, even worse than Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (which at least has camp value/irony-listening potential). It’s so bad that EMI Records deleted it from its catalog about six months after it came out, and the band itself has always tried to pretend it never existed. I owned a copy when I was 12 or so and thought it was terrible then, but when I spotted it in a Reno record shop last year, I wondered if it was really as bad as I remembered, and decided to spend the two bucks it would cost me to find out. Turns out, 12-year-old me was right.

(The These Are My Records series is a continuation of a Tumblr blog I used to have. The conceit was that I’d review all the albums in my collection in no more than four sentences each. I’ve recently moved all those posts to this blog, so if you look around a bit, you’ll find them.)

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