Friday lost and found: The 'other' hit off J. Geils Band 'Love Stinks'
In January we covered the J. Geils Band on Lost and Found with Concealed Weapons and song that has been featured in SIT80’s podcast intros and was the first single released after Peter Wolf left (or was fired) from the band. In fairness to the Wolf, the fast-talking, dancing machine and face of the J. Geils Band, we have to feature a forgotten hit during his glorious tenure.
Come Back was the first single off the 1980 Love Stinks album and made it as high as No. 32 on the singles chart. Like most J. Giels Band tunes, the song is a great dance party song and the video features Wolfs signature “illegal procedure” dance move and general hyperactivity.
The Love Stinks album would reach gold status and the title track has evolved as perhaps the J. Giels Band most iconic song (if not, then on even par with Centerfold) after being featured in The Wedding Singer and a Swiffer commercial. The album also features the spoken-word treat No Anchovies Please that defies description and still makes me chuckle after all these years.