Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Music: Night Moves

 

The title track from his ninth album, becoming a #4 hit that put Bob Seger on the map as a national artist.

Oh...the wonder.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Great song. Great album. A true artist. Never saw him live and I've heard he was better live than in a studio, like Kansas and BOC.

Fiddlin John Carson

FredLewers said...

Blast from the past! The memories that song brings back. Thanks bro.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

That does bring back a ton of memories. Very iconic song, representative of an age.

Georgiaboy61 said...

@ Unknown - Saw Bob Seger and the SBB three times back during their glory days in the 1980s, and they were a killer show. Seger has always been a working man's rock star, a guy who never forget where he came from or eventually grew into a grotesque parody of himself like Springsteen did. And the Silver Bullet Band were road-seasoned pros who cut their teeth on old R&B records and not just the 'Stones and the like. Tremendous band with an instantly-identifiable sound. The band was tasty all by itself, but was even better when a horn section and "amen corner" (gospel-influenced female back-up singers)were added to the act.

One of the reasons I always dug Seger so much is that when his moment in the limelight was over, he didn't complain, bitch or make a fuss like so many past-their-prime stars do. He said thanks to his fans for the support, waved good-bye and got back on his Harley and rode away. He's aged gracefully, I guess is what I'm saying.

I have always loved the fact that "Night Moves" was recorded as two LP sides, one with his touring band, and one at Muscle Shoals Sound. Two contrasting styles of music and sound, but both equally fulfilling and musical. I heard "Ship of Fools" on the stereo the other day for the first time in a long time, and I still like that tune....

Jim Wetzel said...

"Night Moves." "The Fire Down Below." "Main Street." "Against the Wind." I can't say which is best. Pick one.

MAJack said...

Saw Bob Seeger at the Boston Garden in October of 1980, it was mesmerizing. Night Moves was the one song I particularly remember, as a single spot light hit a large mirror ball at the pause.

Third Boxcar Midnight Train said...

But "Rambln' Gamblin' Man" though...