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TimH
06-10-2011, 10:23 PM
Had a hankering to listen to some Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Went to Amazon and its all "in the style of bob seger" with none of his real music. Never seen anything like it.

bobbys
06-11-2011, 12:40 AM
I went to Pandora radio and listened to Night Moves.

ccmanuals
06-11-2011, 07:51 AM
First saw him back in the late sixties in Rochester, NY when it was the "Bob Seger System" and Ramblin Gamblin Man was at the top of the charts. What a band.

Tylerdurden
06-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Had a hankering to listen to some Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

There's your problem.... :)

Gerarddm
06-11-2011, 09:37 AM
Classic Bob Seger is classic, because "rock n roll never forgets". :-)

Flying Orca
06-11-2011, 10:06 AM
So get thee to a record store. Amazon is not the sole source of musical goodness, though it would like to position itself as such. I had an interesting time trying to find the American version of Mannfred Mann's Somewhere In Afrika there, or even a decent greatest hits compilation... no dice, and the crappy compilation they had was apparently mislabelled.

ron ll
06-11-2011, 10:07 AM
Went to Evergreen college graduation yesterday. Evergreen is notable as a pretty liberal liberal arts college (their mascot is a geoduck). The guest speaker was Angela Davis. For whatever reason the name Pete Seeger came up in a conversation later and one of the students asked me if that was Bob Seger's dad. Kids these days.

Flying Orca
06-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Hell, I'm surprised they knew who Bob was, let alone Pete.

Paul Pless
06-11-2011, 10:24 AM
Classic Bob Seger is classic, because "rock n roll never forgets". :-)
has dude ever written a song that went beyond the experience of a 20 year old

Dan McCosh
06-11-2011, 10:30 AM
has dude ever written a song that went beyond the experience of 20 year old They're all about being older, and wishing you weren't

Flying Orca
06-11-2011, 10:35 AM
has dude ever written a song that went beyond the experience of a 20 year old

Turn the Page. One of the best songs ever written about touring, and while the age isn't given, the guy's clearly been at it much longer than a 20-year-old.

Robert Meyer
06-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Always remember listening to Bob Seger at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit during the late 60's. Detroit was the hub for some really great Rock groups then.
You can look up the Grande's show archives via Google - many incredible performances. Seger's music has aged well.

http://www.sixtiesposters.com/images/G-G-700124-B.jpg

Paul Pless
06-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Turn the Page. One of the best songs ever written about touring, and while the age isn't given, the guy's clearly been at it much longer than a 20-year-old.
he wrote when he he was 25 and recorded it when he was 27

Flying Orca
06-11-2011, 12:13 PM
So there you go. Lotta miles in those 5 or 7 years or however long he'd been touring.

I would add Against the Wind as another from a perspective considerably older than 20.

isla
06-11-2011, 05:51 PM
Not exactly hi-fi but a decent example of the man's style.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Jt4J1FPLg&feature=fvwrel

botebum
06-12-2011, 08:11 AM
Saw BS&tSBB at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in '86 or '87.
Great show and met a really free spirited girl. Spent most of the concert under a blanket with her halfway up the hill.

Doug

Tylerdurden
06-12-2011, 08:38 AM
I saw Seger and he is a very good showman I would class with the likes of Tom Petty and Garth Brooks. Not exactly my music (all three) but very good all the same.