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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Finally, some good news out of Detroit: Bob Seger is releasing his first new album in eight years this October. LIKE A ROCK   (ultimateclassicrock.com ) divider line
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2014-08-19 12:54:15 AM  
Bob Seger is to 'rock' as Pearl Jam is to 'alternative'.  Old and faking it.
 
2014-08-19 02:53:46 AM  
How is this good news?
 
2014-08-19 03:02:14 AM  
I never cared that Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake.
 
2014-08-19 03:34:01 AM  

Rhaab: How is this good news?


Some of us like Seger.
Good news to me
 
2014-08-19 03:59:22 AM  
Not a huge fan of overplayed commercial radio music, but if at the age of 92 I can continue to play live shows with as much energy as he, i would consider myself lucky.
 
2014-08-19 04:14:49 AM  

Rhaab: How is this good news?


The only good part is that since I don't listen to the radio I'll never hear any of it.
 
2014-08-19 04:42:16 AM  

Lord of the Highway: I never cared that Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake.


That's an odd line, true.
 
2014-08-19 04:45:06 AM  
Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?

CSB - my Bro used to have a Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band belt buckle.  It was awesome in a '70s kind of way.
 
2014-08-19 05:24:32 AM  

gfid: Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?


Dude, listen to the words. He was trying to get lucky:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/nightmoves.html
 
2014-08-19 05:44:22 AM  

bostonguy: gfid: Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?

Dude, listen to the words. He was trying to get lucky:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/nightmoves.html


I got lost somewhere around firm and high
 
2014-08-19 05:51:51 AM  
Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.
 
2014-08-19 05:52:35 AM  
addendum.

I farking hate Old Time Rock and Roll.
 
2014-08-19 06:32:58 AM  

Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.


Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.
 
2014-08-19 07:05:32 AM  
My dad sat in with Bob and the Last Heard at a show many, many years ago so Im getting a kickout of these replies.

/Ballad of the Yellow Beret  cracks me up
 
2014-08-19 07:12:01 AM  

cantsleep: Rhaab: How is this good news?

Some of us like Seger.
Good news to me


Try playing his music around bedtime.
 
2014-08-19 07:31:30 AM  

Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.


I don't mind "Night Moves." Everything else I've ever heard from him is sub-Jimmy Buffet.

/Yes, that's possible.

//Barely.
 
2014-08-19 07:51:02 AM  
bostonguy:
Dude, listen to the words. He was trying to get lucky:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/nightmoves.html

Pure poppycock... Bob Seger never writes songs about trying to get laid as a young man. In Detroit.
 
2014-08-19 08:08:34 AM  

ghare: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.


This. It's almost as annoyingly self-indulgent as "Piano Man".
 
2014-08-19 08:12:21 AM  
Yay! New commercial jingles for the next 25 years!!
 
2014-08-19 08:14:52 AM  

phaseolus: ghare: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.

This. It's almost as annoyingly self-indulgent as "Piano Man".


assets.forexlive.com

You could at least have called out "The Entertainer", instead...
 
2014-08-19 08:15:29 AM  
Huh, I just learned that Fark hates Bob Seger. I knew we could find a little hate in our hearts for just about anything, but Seger?

Maybe it's because I'm from Michigan. It's against my nature to dislike him in the same way I'll never be able to own a foreign car. My home town would likely stone me for admitting to either offense.
 
2014-08-19 08:15:38 AM  

Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.


Seger was only known locally in Detroit until "Frampton Comes Alive" hit #1 on the Billboard charts and the record companies went big on promoting any live albums they had in the production queue.  Seger's "Live Bullet" happened to catch that wave. I guess Seger was a touring rock musician already but probably only in the Upper Midwest.
 
2014-08-19 08:17:42 AM  

ghare: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.


THIS. Oh, boo-hoo, is traveling and playing your art on a daily basis such an ordeal, you poor widdle thing? Try being an office slave like the rest of the world, douchebag.
 
2014-08-19 08:19:23 AM  
His song "Mainstreet" is much more interesting if you imagine it from the point of view of a serial killer.
 
2014-08-19 08:22:20 AM  

CarnySaur: His song "Mainstreet" is much more interesting if you imagine it from the point of view of a serial killer.


Same with "Kathmandu."
 
2014-08-19 08:23:13 AM  
Seger isn't bad.  He's certainly talented and can write some good rock songs.  Not my thing, but he deserves respect.  It does seem almost pointless for a "classic rock" artist to put out a new album these days.  There's really not much hope of getting any significant amount of airplay to drive sales.  Regular rock stations won't play it, and "classic rock" stations probably won't play it either.

Good example is the new album from Yes.  Although I guess I should mention that it is pretty weak material.
 
2014-08-19 08:23:31 AM  
FTA "...I don't want to overstay my welcome."

Too late.

/ fan of his older stuff
 
2014-08-19 08:56:17 AM  
If you only know Seger from soundtracks (and that's usually what's played on the radio), you miss out. This is my favorite Seger song, and if you didn't live in the Detroit area in the early/mid seventies, you probably never got a chance to hear it. This is the Seger I grew up with.
 
2014-08-19 08:58:34 AM  

EyeballKid: ghare: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.

THIS. Oh, boo-hoo, is traveling and playing your art on a daily basis such an ordeal, you poor widdle thing? Try being an office slave like the rest of the world, douchebag.


It was a much different time going to bar and restaurants in the early 70s when you had long hair and stood out from the rest of the crowd. He wasn't a star at the time he was still struggling. Here's the original .
 
2014-08-19 09:00:09 AM  

bostonguy: gfid: Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?

Dude, listen to the words. He was trying to get lucky:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/nightmoves.html


I kinda think the bigger theme of the song is approaching middle age and wistfully remembering the great sex you had as a teenager and how you can never recapture that sense of fun and discovery. "With autumn closing in...." etc...

Really a good song.  But this is Fark, so it sucks and we all must listen to Radiohead for 24hrs a day.
 
2014-08-19 09:01:29 AM  
Bob Seger has a batch of about 15 songs that have been played to absolute farkin' death. I remember when those 70's albums were first released nearly forty years ago and they were overplayed THEN! There are a handful that classic rock radio has run into the ground, plus you have the lite rock adult contemporary retreads like "You'll Accompany Me" that just won't go away. The songs weren't that great to begin with and they've just been played too damned much to generate any response other than to try to get away from wherever the music is coming from.

I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.
 
2014-08-19 09:02:05 AM  

aNihilV10L8tr: Not a huge fan of overplayed commercial radio music, but if at the age of 92 I can continue to play live shows with as much energy as he, i would consider myself lucky.


As Segar aged, he went from 18 to 60. That's the only way I can explain how a man my age could suddenly write all those mournful songs about getting old, In what should have been his 30s.
 
2014-08-19 09:03:41 AM  

steve_wmn: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Seger was only known locally in Detroit until "Frampton Comes Alive" hit #1 on the Billboard charts and the record companies went big on promoting any live albums they had in the production queue.  Seger's "Live Bullet" happened to catch that wave. I guess Seger was a touring rock musician already but probably only in the Upper Midwest.


Live Bullet is one of the great rock & roll live albums.

From Wiki:
In June 1976, he was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit in front of nearly 80,000 fans. The next night, Seger played before fewer than a thousand people in Chicago.
 
2014-08-19 09:03:45 AM  

gfid: Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?

CSB - my Bro used to have a Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band belt buckle.  It was awesome in a '70s kind of way.


Otherwise known as "making out", or "trying to get some".
 
2014-08-19 09:05:36 AM  

zappaisfrank: I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.


But at least you got Kid Rock, too! I heard he brought Detroit city back on the map! And, there's the Insane Clown Posse! Huh? Huh? Huh?

/Yeah, I'd stick with claiming there were no Michigan musicians after the MC5.
 
2014-08-19 09:06:05 AM  

CarnySaur: His song "Mainstreet" is much more interesting if you imagine it from the point of view of a serial killer.


I do that with a lot of songs.  For example, Keith Whitley's "Dont Close Your Eyes" takes on a whole new meaning if you try to imagine it as being sung by a serial rapist.
 
2014-08-19 09:06:56 AM  

EyeballKid: ghare: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Turn the page is a whiny little punk's lament and fills me with near-murderous rage whenever I hear someone cover it. Or hear the original.

THIS. Oh, boo-hoo, is traveling and playing your art on a daily basis such an ordeal, you poor widdle thing? Try being an office slave like the rest of the world, douchebag.


Clearly you've never seen 200 Motels, or you'd know touring can make you crazy.

/would you like a snack?
//or a tuna fish sandwich?
 
2014-08-19 09:08:22 AM  

DeaH: If you only know Seger from soundtracks (and that's usually what's played on the radio), you miss out. This is my favorite Seger song, and if you didn't live in the Detroit area in the early/mid seventies, you probably never got a chance to hear it. This is the Seger I grew up with.


Wow I havent heard that in forever! I grew up in St Clair County but WRIF and WLLZ were on all the time in my house.
 
2014-08-19 09:08:52 AM  

DeaH: If you only know Seger from soundtracks (and that's usually what's played on the radio), you miss out. This is my favorite Seger song, and if you didn't live in the Detroit area in the early/mid seventies, you probably never got a chance to hear it. This is the Seger I grew up with.


That and ramblin' gamblin' man.

Also live bullet has some gems. Other than that, I grow tired of some of the slower stuff
 
2014-08-19 09:09:50 AM  

FLMountainMan: bostonguy: gfid: Working on a night move.....wtf does that even mean?

Dude, listen to the words. He was trying to get lucky:  http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobseger/nightmoves.html

I kinda think the bigger theme of the song is approaching middle age and wistfully remembering the great sex you had as a teenager and how you can never recapture that sense of fun and discovery. "With autumn closing in...." etc...

Really a good song.  But this is Fark, so it sucks and we all must listen to Radiohead for 24hrs a day.


It's the rock equivalent of "It Was a Very Good Year".

/Shatner version
 
2014-08-19 09:12:57 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Clearly you've never seen 200 Motels, or you'd know touring can make you crazy.


And working in a life-draining office can't?
 
2014-08-19 09:19:18 AM  

EyeballKid: Tyrone Slothrop: Clearly you've never seen 200 Motels, or you'd know touring can make you crazy.

And working in a life-draining office can't?


If you wrote a song called Turn The Page about your TPS reports, we'd call you a Whitney biach as well.

/unless it was satire, or Weird Al
 
2014-08-19 09:23:50 AM  

zappaisfrank: I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.


My relatives are all yoopers and OMG, did they love Bob Seger. I had an aunt who'd get drunk and drive around listening to Bob Seger full blast. I liked a few of his songs, but it's the weirdest thing--every time I go back there, the radio plays songs that I never ever hear out here. It's like an entire "industrial rock" genre or something. And Bob Seger is still in frequent rotation.
 
2014-08-19 09:24:13 AM  

EyeballKid: zappaisfrank: I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.

But at least you got Kid Rock, too! I heard he brought Detroit city back on the map! And, there's the Insane Clown Posse! Huh? Huh? Huh?

/Yeah, I'd stick with claiming there were no Michigan musicians after the MC5.


I would have said after Alice Cooper, but yeah...that's pretty much it.
 
2014-08-19 09:26:20 AM  

cryinoutloud: zappaisfrank: I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.

My relatives are all yoopers and OMG, did they love Bob Seger. I had an aunt who'd get drunk and drive around listening to Bob Seger full blast. I liked a few of his songs, but it's the weirdest thing--every time I go back there, the radio plays songs that I never ever hear out here. It's like an entire "industrial rock" genre or something. And Bob Seger is still in frequent rotation.


Oh yeah...you can't escape it.

Seger is Michigan's Bruce Springsteen.
 
2014-08-19 09:27:05 AM  

zappaisfrank: Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music.


Ewwww, no.

The Supremes
Smokey and the Miracles
Mary Wells
Stevie Wonder
The Temptations
The Four Tops
 
2014-08-19 09:27:34 AM  
I like his cover of Metallica's 'Turn the Page'.
 
2014-08-19 09:29:48 AM  

zappaisfrank: Bob Seger has a batch of about 15 songs that have been played to absolute farkin' death. I remember when those 70's albums were first released nearly forty years ago and they were overplayed THEN! There are a handful that classic rock radio has run into the ground, plus you have the lite rock adult contemporary retreads like "You'll Accompany Me" that just won't go away. The songs weren't that great to begin with and they've just been played too damned much to generate any response other than to try to get away from wherever the music is coming from.

I'm from Michigan and have always lamented the fact that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the first two people that come to mind when you mention Michigan music. At least Seger isn't a right wingnut.


I tend to avoid it so they're not overplayed when I hear them.
 
2014-08-19 09:33:31 AM  

ChrisDe: steve_wmn: Snapper Carr: Not a fan of Seger but he does a couple of good songs. Turn the Page is the quintessential "life as a touring rock musician" song and I've always liked Hollywood Nights, probably for the downer ending.

Seger was only known locally in Detroit until "Frampton Comes Alive" hit #1 on the Billboard charts and the record companies went big on promoting any live albums they had in the production queue.  Seger's "Live Bullet" happened to catch that wave. I guess Seger was a touring rock musician already but probably only in the Upper Midwest.

Live Bullet is one of the great rock & roll live albums.

From Wiki:
In June 1976, he was a featured performer at the Pontiac Silverdome outside Detroit in front of nearly 80,000 fans. The next night, Seger played before fewer than a thousand people in Chicago.

Live Bullet

was recorded at Cobo Hall ,it was a two day concert.I was there the second night.
 
2014-08-19 09:43:04 AM  

EyeballKid: Tyrone Slothrop: Clearly you've never seen 200 Motels, or you'd know touring can make you crazy.

And working in a life-draining office can't?


But the song isn't about working in a life-draining office.  Which is a boring topic, which is why lots of songs have been written about the travails of touring and very few about office life.  No one gives a shiat about how rough sitting behind a computer for eight hours a day is.  And frankly, if you tried to explain how tough you think your life is to most of the world they'd stab you to death in a jealous rage.
 
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