Sunday, September 16, 2012

Music: Bob Seger

I don't mind dating myself with a music review here. It is what it is, baby!

Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer who put the Silver Bullet Band together and in 1976, achieved national break-out with the album Night Moves. A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with blue collar themes and was an exemplar of heartland rock

Fire Lake is a song about taking risks. Gypsy leathers refers to the notion that you are not affiliated with a gang and that you're going to take life by the horns. Playing cards and accepting it if it comes up, "Eights and Aces".

Uncle Joe was married to Aunt Sarah but he decided to bag the marriage, jump on his motorcycle and run off to Fire Lake.

Night Moves is about -- night moves.


Opus #6 said...

I remember the song "night moves". I hummed it walking home after I kissed the neighbor boy. I think I was in high school or jr high or something. Youngest son of a family of 6 italian boys. Devilishly handsome, every one of them.

LL said...

Workin' on our night moves
Trying to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin' on out night moves
In the summertime
And oh the wonder
Felt the lightning
And we waited on the thunder
Waited on the thunder

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered
Started humming a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves

WoFat said...

Bob Seger's father was Pete Segar, the Commie folk singer. We used to listen to him - and his ilk - in the early and mid sixties. Then we'd go out and plot killing Commies, but we didn't hold it against them. Most of the music all the GIs listened to was anti-military crap, but we like it.

LL said...

I don't think that Bob was a communist. At least his music wasn't at all in that realm. He would seem to be the type who wanted to roam around on a motorcycle and be cool.

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