"Ladies Invited" is the fourth studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band. The model for the cover artwork, illustrated by the noted fashion artist Antonio, was reportedly actress Faye Dunaway, who married lead singer Peter Wolf the following year.
The J. Geils Band was a rock band that rose to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s. They were known for their energetic live shows, bluesy rock sound, and charismatic frontman Peter Wolf. One of their most popular albums is "Ladies Invited," which was released in 1973 on a 12" vinyl LP.
The J. Geils Band was formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The band consisted of lead vocalist Peter Wolf, guitarist J. Geils, bassist Danny Klein, keyboardist Seth Justman, and drummer Stephen Jo Bladd. They began playing around Boston and gained a reputation for their high-energy live shows. In 1970, they released their debut album, "The J. Geils Band." The album received positive reviews but did not sell well.
In 1973, they released "Ladies Invited," which would become one of their most popular albums. The album showcased the band's bluesy rock sound and featured several songs that became staples of their live shows.
"Ladies Invited" was a critical and commercial success for The J. Geils Band. The album reached #27 on the Billboard 200 chart and helped to establish the band as one of the most popular live acts of the 1970s. The album's bluesy rock sound and energetic performances influenced many other bands of the era, and several of the album's tracks remain popular among classic rock fans today.
The album: "THE J. GEILS BAND – Ladies Invited" was produced by: Bill Szymczyk for Pandora Productions
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Allan Blazek, Bill Szymczyk
This album was recorded at: The Hit Factory ( New York City )
Mixed at The Caribou Ranch ( Colorado )
Album cover design: Ira Friedlander
Album cover artwork: Douglas T. Slade, Antonio
Album cover photography: Robert Agriopoulos
Blues Rock, Pop Rock
Atlantic SD 7286
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram