Wolf rocks here too: “I Don’t Wanna Know,” with its big ringing guitars and wailing harmonica, is a betrayal song to dance to. “Watch Her Move” is a snaky, nocturnal old-school R&B tune that shakes in modern parlance. “There’s Still Time” is the album’s hinge piece. Slowly beginning with acoustic and electric guitars, it gradually soars, adding a string section and a gospel-ized backing chorus.
When Peter Wolf was the jive-talkin’, diddy-boppin’ frontman for the J. Geils Band, he presided over one of the greatest rock and roll house parties on the planet. Throughout the ‘70s and early ‘80s, the band’s live shows were sweaty, legendary, and faces were blown out every night. Wolf was the master of ceremonies, quick-witted, hyper-cool, and a ferocious showman who grabbed audiences by their collective jugular and wrung them dry.