Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quote of the Day (Tim Allen, on J. Geils, Concert Force)

“While J. Geils played, the whole room was sweaty, in a flurry, some drugged out, some drunk, some straight. And when it ended, you're looking around, and literally, there's spent syringes on the floor, shoes, and everybody's just, like: ‘What do we do now?’ When they finally said ‘good night,’ you were spent.

“It's the best live performance by a band I've ever seen.”—Comedian Tim Allen, reminiscing about catching the J. Geils Band at Detroit’s Cinderella Ballroom when he was a Central Michigan University student in 1972, quoted in Chris Kornelis, “Playlist: Last Student Standing,” The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2014

(Publicity photo of the J. Geils Band in March 1973, from Premiere Talent Associates.)

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