“Freeze Frame”, The J. Geils Band

A great song!

What I Like Is Sounds

Freeze Frame

I love everything about this song, including the super 80s video that makes no sense at all!  MTV was only a few months old when this song was released, and though The J. Geils Band had been around formore than a decade by that time this was their first number one album and only the second of their top twenty hits. 

 

I was eight years old when I first heard this song.  I had started watching MTV from pretty much the first day, even though I was still pretty unaware of a lot of contemporary music in 1982.  My music knowledge was based on the 50s and 60s records my mother and uncle loved, and those were the records I played every day on my pretend radio station in our basement.  I watched Solid Gold, American Bandstand, and Dance Fever, so I was aware that…

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