Centerfold   J. Geils Band (#1 in 1982)

Does she walk? Does she talk?
Does she come complete?
My homeroom homeroom angel
Always pulled me from my seat

She was pure like snowflakes
No one could ever stain
The memory of my angel
Could never cause me pain

Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine
And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in-between

    My blood runs cold
    My memory has just been sold
    My angel is the centerfold
    Angel is the centerfold  (2x)

Slipped me notes under the desk
While I was thinkin' about her dress
I was shy I turned away
Before she caught my eye

I was shakin' in my shoes
Whenever she flashed those baby-blues
Something had a hold on me
When angel passed close by

Those soft and fuzzy sweaters
Too magical to touch
Too see her in that negligee
Is really just too much

It's okay I understand
This ain't no never-never land
I hope that when this issue's gone
I'll see you when your clothes are on

Take you car, Yes we will
We'll take your car and drive it
We'll take it to a motel room
And take 'em off in private

A part of me has just been ripped
The pages from my mind are stripped
Oh no, I can't deny it
Oh yea, I guess I gotta buy it!

A little something about J. Geils Band
It took the J. Geils band some fourteen years of constant touring and recording before they hit the big time. And like so many other pop success stories, the ties that had held the band together over so many years of hard work and adversity were torn apart as soon as their big break finally came. The J. Geils band came together in 1967 around Jerome Geils, Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz, Daniel Klein, Peter Wolf and Stephen Bladd, with Seth Justman joining up the following year. Unlike most acts that see a decade of musical styles come and go, these original six members stayed together through their R&B days of the 1970s, and into their pop days of the 1980s. Releasing new work almost annually, the J. Geils band built a sizable following with their live shows, despite limited record sales. In 1980 they turned to a more pop-friendly sound, and were rewarded with the success of "Love Stinks." 1981 was their year, with a number one single, "Centerfold," from their Freeze Frame album. The title track also brought them a top ten hit the following year, and the excellent sales of their well-timeded live album suggested that the band had made it. But as already noted, problems came from within. Singer Peter Wolf left the band, their next album tanked, and the J. Geils Band called it quits in 1985.