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Bob Seger on Leno

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Not that big of a fan of the cover once I heard the original.
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I'm not a Turn The Page, Beautiful Loser or Katmandu fan, seems the longer his songs are, the less I like them.

    But those songs don't balance out good stuff like Night Moves (the exception to the long song thing), Mainstreet, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Roll Me Away, etc.

    I used to have the Night Moves album, but I sold so I could eat when I was at Ball State. Kind of wish I went hungry to keep it -- along with Steve Miller's Greatest Hits and Eazy E's Eazy Duz It -- all of those artists funded what was no doubt one glorious night of Hamburger Helper or something of that cheap-ass nature.

    And he was one of the few who could make a ballad work -- at least for a while -- his (original) version of We've Got Tonight is very, very good, as is Fire Lake, even though its kind of a re-write of Night Moves.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I still think the first side of Stranger In Town is one of the best sides to a record album ever.

    1. Hollywood Nights
    2. Still The Same
    3. Old Time Rock & Roll
    4. Till It Shines
    5. Feel Like A Number

    ...and then, you STILL had "We've Got Tonight" on the B side.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Forgot about Still The Same -- good song.
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Fire Lake is a great song.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Great call. That's as good as it gets.

    I've said this before, but as Smasher pointed out, we've got tour groups here tonight. Seger's "You'll Accompany Me" contributed to the most perfect television scene ever: Bill Haverchuck making out with the cheerleader in the closet during a game of truth or dare on "Freaks and Geeks."

    Some people say that love's a losin' game
    You start with fire but you lose the flame

    The ashes smolder but the warmth's soon gone
    You end up cold and lonely on your own

    I'll take my chances babe i'ii risk it all
    I'll win your love or i'ii take the fall
    I've made my mind up girl it's meant to be
    Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me
    Someday lady you'll accomp'ny me

    Riles me up just cutting-and-pasting the lyrics.
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    What the fuck happened to us....?

    Now, I'm agreeing with almost every word of your schlock.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Wait til you see what I wrote about Freaks and Geeks, you inbred fuck.
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Squeal like a pig!
  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Does that mean he was never on "Upbeat" with Don Webster when he was starting out as The Bob Seger System?
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No idea, but Leno said it was his first broadcast appearance ever.

    Seger excused it as they could never fit in a TV appearance between doing album-tour-album-tour, but that doesn't explain the last 24 YEARS!!!

    Only a guess, but he strikes me as a real old-timer who is reluctant to embrace new promotional opportunities. As someone else noted earlier, he was perhaps the last big-name artist to agree to sell his songs online.

    Then again, he did make enough money for several lifetimes off Chevy and his "Shakedown" video is imbedded in my head. So there you go.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Metallica's cover of Turn the Page is a poor imitation. However, the video with porn star Ginger Lynn Allen is a very grimy reality check about the women you ogle and whose g-strings you stuff. And Live Bullet gets a lot of love, but I think the studio versions of Rambling Man and Turn the Page are better. And Old Time Rock and Roll was the point when he got on the skies and headed toward the shark-infested waters, ready to soar above.
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