J. Geils Band is just one of those bands I really need to make more of an effort to get into. Being a huge supporter of the Boston music scene, it's a deep shame that I haven't gotten more into them, especially considering how many artists I love and respect regularly cover their songs. The latest is Andrea Gillis, who has released a rollicking cover of "I Don't Need You No More." Gillis's version is a little more smooth and modern, and is mostly missing the 1970's grime. (Hey, in the 70's everything was a little sleazy, especially Boston.) You can feel the love Andrea Gillis has for J. Geils Band in this cover, and it sounds like it was an absolute blast to record.
Peter Wolf, the writer of "I Don't Need You No More," gives his thoughts on Andrea Gillis's cover:
“Andrea Gillis takes this Geils’ tune and rocks the house with it in a way that Etta James might ‘ve done…She kicks it high!”
You can listen to Andrea Gillis's version of "I Don't Need You No More" below. The song is available as a single via Red On Red Records, and can be downloaded through Bandcamp. For more on Andrea Gillis, check out the artist on Facebook.