Born and raised in the Detroit area (Dearborn/Ann Arbor), Bob Seger is a roots rocker with a classic raspy voice who most commonly deals with blue-collar themes. This album was his tenth project released but only the second LP with The Silver Bullet Band who was comprised of an evolving list of musicians from his hometown. The lead single, “Still The Same” wound up becoming the album’s highest charting record at #4 on Billboard. The third single, “Old Time Rock n’ Roll”, didn’t do so well at the time but would later become iconic when Tom Cruise danced to it pant-less in Risky Business.
Side A: Side B:
Hollywood Nights Ain’t Got No Money
Still The Same We’ve Got Tonite
Old Time Rock n’ Roll Brave Strangers
Till It Shines The Famous Final Scene
Feel Like A Number
Nelson: I thrftd this album years ago right after I moved to Chicago. At the time, I didn’t realize how much I really loved the record but over the years it has earned a special place in my collection.
Brianna: This record always seems to be a go-to at our apartment because it just feels right for so many situations and we can play it whether we’re cooking or just cleaning the apartment. I always sing “Still The Same” (if you can call it singing) any time it comes on the radio and Nelson will tell you that it’s probably the reason he’s partially deaf now. I love that song so much and it’s definitely one of my favorites from Bob.
Rock and Roll Never Forgets by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Much like my discovery of Aerosmith, I had not known much about Bob Seger, until my old man bought me the Night Moves album for Christmas one year. After months of hesitation, I finally tried it out. The first verse from the album “So you’re a little bit older and a lot less bolder than you used to be” just somehow hit me. It was love at first sound, now the Silver Bullets dominate a fair portion of my record collection and this song still remains one of my more played. There’s just nothing like that Old Time Rock n Roll.
On this playlist you will find almost every single song ever played on Supernatural, as well as tracks that had episodes named after them, songs that were referenced on the show, and pieces from the score. There is also a “lite version” for those of you who don’t want the instrumentals, anemic pop music, or “Carry On Wayward Son” repeated more than ten times.
I hope you enjoy rocking out to this playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together. The entire very long track listing is below!
On this day in music history: October 22, 1976 - “Night Moves”, the ninth studio album by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band is released. Produced by Bob Seger, Punch Andrews, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Jack Richardson, it is recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, AL, Pampa Studios in Detroit, MI and Nimbus Nine Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Early - Mid 1976. After the release of the double live album “Live Bullet” in the Spring of 1976, Bob Seger begins recording the follow up to the previous studio album “Beautiful Loser”. The recording sessions begin in Toronto with co-producer Jack Richardson signed on to work on four tracks. When the results of the first three tracks are disappointing, guitarist Drew Abbott and keyboardist Robyn Robins are sent back home to Detroit, and session musicians are hired in their place to record the fourth song. The title track “Night Moves” (#4 Pop) is written largely in the studio by Seger, reminiscing about coming of age in Detroit, trying to overcome his shyness with girls, and the experience of having his first real girlfriend. The basic track is recorded in roughly ten takes, with the best three sections spliced together on the two-inch multi-track master tape. The rest of the album is completed in Detroit with the Silver Bullet Band, and at Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama with members of the studio’s famed rhythm section. Like the title track, the album becomes Seger’s long awaited breakthrough, after more than a decade of struggling to achieve success in the music business. It spins off three singles including “Rock & Roll Never Forgets” (#41 Pop) and “Mainstreet” (#24 Pop). Originally released on CD in the mid 80’s, the album is remastered and reissued in 1999 in a standard jewel case and limited edition mini-LP cardboard sleeve, replicating the original vinyl LP packaging. It is also reissued on vinyl by Capitol/UMe in 2015, making the rock classic available in that format for the first time in over two decades. “Night Moves” peaks at number eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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