Bob Seger On Tour

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    I like Seger.The first time I saw him,Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band were opening for ZZ Top in late 1974 or early 75.I was a fan from then on.I've been to a few of his shows and they never disappoint,at least not the ones I went to."Live Bullet" is probably one of the best live albums recorded.If you haven't heard his "9 tonight" live album,that's also excellent. I also happened to be there when they recorded part of it at the Boston Gardens in 1980.

    A couple of fun facts.Glen Frey got his first studio gig doing back up vocals for the song "Ramblin',gamblin' man".Seger also co-wrote the Eagles hit "Heartache tonight".

    One of my favorite Seger songs which to me captures the essence of his rock and roll music roots before the "commercialism":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiapLNsB5fE

     

    Just to add,I happen to like a lot of his songs that are considered "commercial".

     
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    Still have never seen them and the Silver Bullets, but he opens shows with Roll Me Away. Hard to beat that.

    Take some time to celebrate the underrated genius of this legend.

    From 1996, and I get goosebumps every time:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEBwq4A1wsU



    Not a huge fan, but his talent is undeniable.   The song from this link is an amazing performance (loved reading some of the comments, too).

    Just read up a bit on Seger, and saw he went on a hiatus for a while, and came back strong, upon his return a few years ago.   If he can still belt out a song the way he used to (or close), then all power to him.   His fans await.  

     
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    I'm a huge fan. He has so much great stuff.

    Among my favorites:

    Famous Final Scene

    Still the Same

    Feels Like a Number

    Understanding (from the Nick Nolte move "Teachers")

    Old Time Rock and Roll

    American Storm 

    ... and so many, so many, so many more.

     
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    Ahhhhh the 80's............

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk-W_i7Z59I

     
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    I really liked the album Live Bullet when that came out in the 70's and then bought his next three albums, Night Moves, Stranger in Town and Against the Wind. It's good to hear he's still doing well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdTK2MtvJe4

     
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    We were offered a gig by the Moving Sidewalks recently.  The booker's a mate and we were honoured to be given the option.....but the money expectations were insane....

    The Sidewalks were dead cool, loads of great songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICJ1NaSS1ZE)....and ZZ Top made Billy Gibbons a household name.....but the money suggested was absurd.....

     
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    I really liked the album Live Bullet when that came out in the 70's and then bought his next three albums, Night Moves, Stranger in Town and Against the Wind. It's good to hear he's still doing well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdTK2MtvJe4



    Digger,you should check out the album"The Distance" from 1982 too.He had a couple of hits off it  like "Even Now" and "Shame on the Moon",but some of the real gems from the album are rarely heard.This song had a little play on MTV,but never really got the chance to become well known:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBjtRkAy2lc

    Against the wind was a great,but under rated album.This is a song off of it that's one of my standard "Summer" songs.I'll play this song in my car at full blast whenever I hear it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbmxmGMuVQo

    BTW,I'm more into his more rocking songs rather than his ballad type of songs.Just a personal preference but I really do like both

     
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    Did not know that Heartache Tonight note. Interesting. I know he's friendly with Henley, so that makes sense.

     

    He just seems like a really good dude, too. No pretense, no garbage, typical Midwestern type.

    Yeah, I have Nine Tonight, but I think Live Bullet is a tad better.  Yeah, I think they recorded some of the Nine Tonight material at the Garden and I want to say in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena, maybe?

    There was a clip of Hollywood Nights on You Tube from the Garden, from that show you were at, that is from that run of shows.

    Place just goes beserk when he comes out and says "Good to be back in Boston!"

    Classic stuff.

     

     

     



    I think the rest of the album was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit,although that might be  the same place as Joe Louis Arena.I'm not really sure.

     

      Live Bullet was a killer album,not a bad song on it.The album 9 tonight had some great stuff on it too.It was more of "commercial" type of hits album that seemed like it was carefully orchestrated,where as Live Bullet was kind of a "F- it,let's just rock" type of presentation.

     But I agree,I do like Live Bullet better too.

     
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    I'm a huge fan. He has so much great stuff.

    Among my favorites:

    Famous Final Scene

    Still the Same

    Feels Like a Number

    Understanding (from the Nick Nolte move "Teachers")

    Old Time Rock and Roll

    American Storm 

    ... and so many, so many, so many more.

     




    Of the Midwestern anthemic type songwriters from the blue collar type rock genre, he might be my favorite. I think he destroys Bruce Springsteen in the songwrtiting department.

     

    Petty (yes, from Florida), Seger (MI), Mellencamp (IN)..............................Springsteen (NJ) is a distant, distant 4th for me in this sort of genre.

    He has some older outtake comp albums like Smokin OPs and Back in '72. things like that, pre his emergence onto the scene in the late 70s/early 80s, but what a class act and consummate professional.

    Great voice, he really nails the imagery in his lyrics, too.  Very underrated in the discussion of really great American songwriters.

    Also, his keyboard work on The Fire Inside from '91 is spine tingling, IMO.   Not a very good album overall, but what a killer song.

    He also has choice covers, too. 

     



    Agree overall, except, I don't like Mellancamp. He's got a couple of songs that are OK, but overall, I'm not a big fan.

     
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    I'm a huge fan. He has so much great stuff.

    Among my favorites:

    Famous Final Scene

    Still the Same

    Feels Like a Number

    Understanding (from the Nick Nolte move "Teachers")

    Old Time Rock and Roll

    American Storm 

    ... and so many, so many, so many more.

     




    Of the Midwestern anthemic type songwriters from the blue collar type rock genre, he might be my favorite. I think he destroys Bruce Springsteen in the songwrtiting department.

     

    Petty (yes, from Florida), Seger (MI), Mellencamp (IN)..............................Springsteen (NJ) is a distant, distant 4th for me in this sort of genre.

    He has some older outtake comp albums like Smokin OPs and Back in '72. things like that, pre his emergence onto the scene in the late 70s/early 80s, but what a class act and consummate professional.

    Great voice, he really nails the imagery in his lyrics, too.  Very underrated in the discussion of really great American songwriters.

    Also, his keyboard work on The Fire Inside from '91 is spine tingling, IMO.   Not a very good album overall, but what a killer song.

    He also has choice covers, too. 

     

     



    Agree overall, except, I don't like Mellancamp. He's got a couple of songs that are OK, but overall, I'm not a big fan.

     

     



    Scarecrow and Lonseome Jubilee are his peak years, IMO.  He brought in that gal on fiddle and it just changed his sound from that pop rock thing to more of an Americana style. I also think he's got some good, solid rock songs on Whenever We Wanted from '91, too.

     

    Saw Willie, Dylan and him on that minor league ballpark tour in 2009. It was fun.

     



    I did see him in concert when he went by John Cougar. He was the second act of a Rock Super Bowl event in Orlando in 1982 -- John Waite, John Cougar, Loverboy, Fleetwood Mac. Can't believe tickets were just $15 in advance.

     
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    I just saw this on yahoo.com:

     Against the odds and "Against the Wind," one Michigan woman has come back from the brink to fulfill a rock n' roll fantasy.

    In 2011, a Michigan woman awoke from a coma after five years and immediately had one simple request, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert."

    And now, two years later, she’s going to be showing off her night moves in style with a limo and after-party tickets for Seger’s upcoming concert on Thursday at the Palace in Auburn Hills.

    The Detroit News reports that 79-year-old Evie Branan’s first words upon regaining consciousness back in May, 2011, even took her by surprise.

    "Why would I say that?" Branan said, laughing, in a separate interview with the Flint Journal. "Maybe my last thoughts were Bob Seger before I had my stroke."

    Branan went into a coma after falling down a flight of stairs in 2007. Since awakening, she has been working on her physical therapy, recovering most of her memory and progressing to walking about 150 steps per day. She's even getting a new set of hearing aids in advance of the concert.

    "I'm so excited I can hardly breathe," she said. "What am I looking forward to the most? Hugging Bob Seger and giving him a big smooch."

    Punch Entertainment, the company that manages Seger, helped put together the concert after-party for Branan, including a dinner with Seger’s band and crew. Though the singer himself is not confirmed to attend, it’s possible he may also join Branan.

    Her story "was definitely nothing I had heard before," said Ann Tenbrusch, who works for Punch Enterprises. "I always want to try to help out with stories like that because Bob loves his fans. It's such a cool story I just wanted to help out in any way I could."

    And while Branan is personally thrilled to be attending the concert, she also said she helps her approach to recovering from the coma can help inspire other patients in similar situations.

    “Eventually I will get up on my own because I won't give up," she said. "Hopefully, people who have had a stroke read this and won't give up."

     
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    Follow up story from yahoo.com:

     

    When 79-year-old Evie Branan suffered a massive stroke six years ago, it left her in a semicomatose state. Branan was unable to eat, speak, or move on her own, and she became a resident of Willowbrook Manor, a long-term care facility in Flint, Michigan.

    With the help of her family and the caregivers at Willowbrook, Branan started to come out of her semicoma in May 2011. She has slowly regained her speech and mobility, but it's not just Branan's motor skills that are reigniting. Her personality and memory are also coming to the surface again.

    The first thing Branan said when she awoke was, "I want to go to a Bob Seger concert." And that's exactly what she did on Thursday night, accompanied by a couple of staff members from her residence. Branan also got to go backstage, attend an afterparty, and even meet Bob Seger himself. The fun did not stop there.

    Seger walked up to Branan and hugged her. "I never thought I would ever see this day. Oh man, it was a lot better than I thought it would be," she said. Branan planted a kiss on each of Seger's cheeks, just as she had promised she would.

    Branan has another aspiration. She wants to find love, but says she's not interested in the men at Willowbrook. She says she does not want "an old, old man that's got one foot on a banana peel and one on the grave." Branan said she wants somebody who enjoys life, because she's full of pep, she likes doing things, and she loves to dance.

    We certainly hope that Branan's wish comes true.

     

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