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18
Mar

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind (1980) – Lp

Robert ClarkBobSeger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the “System” from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Title:  Against The Wind
Year:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  Capitol Records
Catalog#  1A 062-86097

Against the Wind is the eleventh album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. It was released in February 1980. It is Seger’s only number-one album to date.

Though there are still some traces of the confessionals that underpinned Beautiful Loser through Stranger in Town, Against the Wind finds Bob Seger turning toward craft. Perhaps he had to, since Against the Wind arrived after three blockbuster albums and never-ending tours. Even so, this record winds up not feeling as immediate or soulful as its predecessors, especially since it begins with a tossed-off rocker called “The Horizontal Bop,” possibly his most careless tune since “Noah.” It’s fun, but once it’s done, the record really starts to kick into high gear with “You’ll Accomp’ny Me,” a ballad the equal of anything on its two predecessors. Throughout Against the Wind, Seger winds up performing better on the ballads than the rockers, which, while good, tend to sound a little formulaic. Still, Seger‘s formula is good and if “Her Strut” and “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ out Tonight” would have been second stringers on Stranger in Town, they offer a nice balance here, and the rest of the record alternates between similarly well-constructed rockers and introspective ballads like “Against the Wind” and “Fire Lake.” Compared to its predecessors, this does feel a little weak, but compared with its peers, it’s a strong, varied heartland rock album that finds Seger at a near peak.

 

Side one
1.  The Horizontal Bop  (4:00)
2.  You’ll Accomp’ny Me  (3:58)
3.  Her Strut  (3:52)
4.  No Man’s Land  (3:41)
5.  Long Twin Silver Line  (4:15)

Side two
1.  Against The Wind  (5:32)
2.  Good For Me  (4:01)
3.  Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight  (2:53)
4.  Fire Lake  (3:32)
5.  Shinin’ Brightly  (4:25)

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8
Sep

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Nine Tonight (1981) – 2Lp

Robert Clark “Bob” Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the “System” from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians.

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Artist:  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Title:  Nine Tonight
Year:  1981
Format:  2LP
Label:  Capitol Records
Catalog#  400046

Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981. The album was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in June 1980 and at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1980. With the exception of three tracks – “Nine Tonight”, “Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You” and “Let It Rock” – the album is composed entirely of songs drawn from Seger’s three previous studio albums. Only “Let It Rock” was repeated from the previous live album Live Bullet.
Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You” came in as a single, (45 RPM record), was a U.S. top 5 pop hit, peaking at #5. The album’s title track was originally recorded for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack album.

This was Bob’s second live album, and as is the case with most sequels, this one isn’t quite as good as the first one.
After that, the album served as a sort of “Greatest Hits” at that time. For the most part though, I prefer the studio versions. The notable exception here is “Old Time Rock And Roll,” which puts the much over-played studio version to shame. Featuring a :45 second rockin’ guitar intro, as opposed to the short piano intro on the studio version, THIS is how the tune SHOULD sound!

 

Side one
1.   Nine Tonight   (5:14)
2.   Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You   (4:03)
3.   You’ll Accomp’ny Me   (4:12)
4.   Hollywood Nights   (4:49)

Side two
1.   Old Time Rock & Roll   (5:17)
2.   Mainstreet   (4:12)
3.   Against the Wind   (5:27)
4.   The Fire Down Below   (4:47)

Side three
1.   Her Strut   (3:57)
2.   Feel Like a Number   (4:10)
3.   Fire Lake   (3:51)
4.   Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight   (2:59)
5.   We’ve Got Tonight   (4:55)

Side four
1.   Night Moves   (5:44)
2.   Rock and Roll Never Forgets   (3:35)
3.   Let It Rock   (10:36)

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