Greetings to everyone surfing over from Jefito
today - welcome and please, pull up a seat.
Seriously, you're gonna wanna sit down for this one. And don't judge me.
We've talked about the unfortunate final fate of The J. Geils Band here before
, but there's an additional little footnote to add to the story. After ...Odd's
resounding belly flop, the group was tapped to contribute the theme to the classic '80s vampire-fest Fright Night
. "Fright Night"
the song was yet another tilt towards total novelty for the group, a gimmicky, somewhat embarrassing affair with a Seth Justman vocal just this side of sleepwalking - I will say I'm sort of a sucker for the squiggly synth hook in the chorus, though. There was a video complete with movie clips that I can't find online anywhere to share (no loss), but all the band got for their final recorded effort was two weeks in the Hot 100 and a puny peak at #91. An ignoble end to one of rock's funkier combos.
As a bonus/punishment, here's the Extended Dance Mix
for "Concealed Weapons". Enjoy it/hate me forever for it!"Fright Night" peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985.
Labels: 1985, j geils band