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CAPITOL RECORDS RELEASES REMASTERED VERSION OF
BOB SEGER'S CLASSIC 1972 ALBUM, SMOKIN' O.P.'S, ON JUNE 7TH

Capitol Cites Increased Demand From Online Fan Community For Seger Reissues


Fans have kept Bob Seger's Greatest Hits album on the charts since its 1994
release (it was #8 on Billboard's Pop Catalog chart for the week of May 7th
- its 550th consecutive week on the charts). Now Capitol Records is
responding to requests from the Detroit rocker's online fan community for
reissues of Seger's more obscure works by releasing a newly remastered
version of his 1972 release, Smokin' O.P.'s, on June 7th.

With a career spanning almost 40 years and nearly 50 million records sold,
Grammy winner Bob Seger is known for his extraordinary depth of songs that
capture both the hope and the heartbreak implicit in the American Dream.
With the release of Smokin' O.P.'s, he took a month long break from
songwriting and constant touring to record an album of rock classics with
Teegarden & Van Winkle of "God, Love and Rock & Roll" fame. (The
title is
Seger shorthand for "smoking other people's songs.") The album was recorded
at Pampa Studios in Detroit which resided in the basement of the Pampa Lanes
Bowling Alley. The bowlers had to be stopped from time to time in order to
record the tracks. As Punch Andrews, Seger's longtime manager, recalls
"sometimes the bass was enhanced by the rumble of the bowlers on Lane 17".
As Stephen Thomas Erlewine notes on allmusic.com:

"...it [Smokin' O.P.'s] reveals that Seger isn't just a first-class
bandleader and rock songwriter, but that he's a terrific interpreter of
other writer's songs. Even well-worn tunes like 'Bo Diddley' and 'If I Were
a Carpenter' get made fresh by internalizing the hooks, turning them into
something fresh and original. That's also true of songs by such
contemporaries as Stephen Stills ('Love the One You're With') and Leon
Russell ('Humming Bird'), and he also breathes fire into blues and rock
stalwarts like 'Let It Rock,' 'Turn on Your Love Light,' and 'Jesse James.'"

In addition to his funk-rock interpretations of some of rock's best loved
standards, Smokin' O.P.'s included a "cover" of his own "Heavy Music"
and
"Someday," which Seger had recently penned about the hardships encountered
in the music industry.

Seger made his Capitol debut in 1968 and has remained with the label ever
since - except for a three-year break. Touring almost continually, Seger set
up his own distribution company, Palladium, for the release of Smokin'
O.P.'s. With the success of the single "If I Were A Carpenter," an
immediate hit in Detroit, Seger's career seemed to be rejuvenated. In fact,
the record began to take off so well that independent distributors like Arc
Jay Kay and AMI Distributors were screaming for more records. When Seger
and company ran out of resources to press records, they signed on to the
Reprise label for distribution through Warner Bros., but by the time Warner
Bros. plants were up and running the momentum had passed and Seger would
have to struggle for three more years before his music would receive
widespread commercial success.

The track listing for Smokin' O.P.'s is as follows:

1. Bo Diddley/Who Do You Love
2. Love The One You're With
3. If I Were A Carpenter
4. Hummin' Bird
5. Let It Rock
6. Turn On Your Love Light
7. Jesse James
8. Someday
9. Heavy Music

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's a step in some sort of right direction.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But still NOT ENOUGH.

Regardless, Chuck to thread. Even though I know he hates that phrase.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The covers are just ok but "Heavy Music" lives up to its title!

How about Mongrel next please Capitol?

m coleman (lovebug starski), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Dunno if there's been a thread about this, but some of the Cameo stuff is on the forthcoming Cameo-Parkway box on ABKCO.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the first and last tunes on this album are amazing. the Bob Seger System album I have is better tho...

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 2 May 2005 23:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

woah, what's the "Cameo/Parkway box"?? Details please!

Stormy Davis (diamond), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Four CDs, with tons of the major singles Klein has been holding back on since the '70s. Not as much Seger as I remember from looking at the track listing before, but still, pretty prime:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00081U6IW/ref=pm_dp_ln_m_2/104-2836217-1475920?v=glance&s=music&vi=samples

I love "Ride!" by Dee Dee Sharp.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So what's the deal, does Klein need money for dialysis or something?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Given that he put out separate CD compilations on some of the Spector acts after 'Back to Mono,' I'm sure he'll do the same here. Maybe we'll finally see a pre-Capitol Seger best-of.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Someone seriously needs to reissue Ramblin' Gamblin' Man!

Steve Gertz (sgertz), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That box only has three of the tracks. Here's the Cameo discography:

East Side Story/East Side Sound (Cameo 438) 1966
Sock It To Me, Santa/Florida Time (Cameo 444) 1966
Persecution Smith/Chain Smokin' (Cameo 465) 1966
Vagrant Winter/Very Few (Cameo 743) 1967
Heavy Music/Heavy Music, pt 2 (Cameo 494) 1967

"Persecution Smith," "Vagrant Winter," "Very Few" -- that's some of the best U.S. rock and roll of the mid-sixties. The stuff is in league with, say, Beefheart's Safe as Milk.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow, that box just went immediately to the want list!

I still haven't dug out my "Vagrant Winter" 45 since that noize board thread, Tim! I will try to tonite.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Not to mention "East Side Story," which is tops. (That one's on the box. The Santa Claus song -- also on there -- is actually really good, too.!)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, I know "East Side Story" by heart. I've played that one a million times. Remember, I ended up agreeing with you! I think. Anyway, it was "Vagrant Winter" / "Very Few" where my memory was a bit foggy.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Cameo-Parkway: Holy fucking shit. Teen idols, the twist, proto Philly soul and primo garage bands on the same box. Could be more Seger, true, but 99% of this stuff has never been out on CD here.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(x-post: No, I just meant that I was including "East Side Story" amongst the great tracks!)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Then there are the albums Seger did for Warner Brothers in the early 70s, Noah and Back in 72 are supposed to be pretty good, too.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

roffling at the Pete Best track on there.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I sorta want to hear it -- once.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Fascinating account from The Tapestry of Delights!

"Pete Best was, as many of you will know, the original drummer with The Beatles, who was ousted to make way for Ringo Starr. Decca were quick to sign his new outfit but they lacked the talent to make it. Pete Best also recorded 45s and albums in the US for labels like Cameo, Mr. Maestro and Happening. One of his best, The Way I Feel About You, was a pretty grungy beat-punk effort.

Best also made some recordings with Joe Meek shortly after departing the Beatles, however none have subsequently seen the light of day."

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

In the meantime, there's always this one:

THE BEST OF HIDEOUT RECORDS

1 Bob Seger & The Last Heard East Side Story
2 Underdogs Get Down On Your Knees
3 Pleasure Seekers Never Thought You'd Leave Me
4 Henchmen Please Tell Me
5 Mushrooms Burned
6 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Heavy Music
7 Underdogs Don't Pretend
8 Bottle Company Lives For No One
9 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Persecution Smith
10 Yorkshires I Go Crazy
11 Mushrooms Such A Lovely Child
12 Underdogs The Man In The Glass
13 4 Of Us You're Gonna Be Mine
14 Yorkshires Hey, Hey, Hey
15 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Chain Smokin'
16 Underdogs Friday At The Hideout
17 Underdogs Surprise, Surprise
18 Bob Seger System Lookin' Back
19 D. Dodger Ballad Of The Yellow Beret
20 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Vagrant Winter
21 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Florida Time
22 Bob Seger & The Last Heard East Side Sound
23 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Heavy Music, Part 2
24 Bob Seger & The Last Heard Sock It To Me, Santa

It's available from the address at the bottom of this page (or so I think. . .I got my copy a year or so ago):

http://www.psychotronic.info/ioam/hideout_records.htm

Sang Freud (jeff_s), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 00:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wow.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 00:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Then there are the albums Seger did for Warner Brothers in the early 70s, Noah and Back in 72 are supposed to be pretty good, too.
-- m coleman (lovebug...), May 3rd, 2005 7:53 PM. (lovebug starski)

Back in '72 is great!! Noah is ... not so hot. Neither is Brand New Morning for that matter. I think he was still getting his head together. I actually found a nice Back in '72 for .50 at this university divinity school book sale where they had a small pile of like 50 records. And there was Back in '72 just waiting for me! It kinda made up for the fact that I paid through the nose for my Noah...

Yeah, re: Hideout, there's also this slightly more above-ground looking thing on Norton --

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NKIC/qid%3D1115082877/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-4204839-3895845

the Underdogs were great! actually Tim, I thought of you the other day when I scouring the dollar bin, cuz I found a copy of the second ROMANTICS album, and it turns out they do a cover of "Friday at the Hideout" on it!! See, the Romantics were cool. I didn't buy it though, for some strange reason.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 00:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never heard the Underdogs, actually.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 01:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

like a rock

charleston charge (chaki), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 01:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow that sucks

corey c (shock of daylight), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 06:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

>Chuck to thread. Even though I know he hates that phrase. <

Um, I was here. I think people kinda already know what I think (same thing lots of others here might think): It's great that some of the stuff is resurfacing, but Seger will not be able to claim the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Album in the History of the Universe Award until all his early mid '60s to mid '70s punk rock singles are compiled in one place (and probably some tracks like "Lucifer" or "U.M.C." that may never have been actual singles per se'; I dunno, I'm too lazy to check now.)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 3 May 2005 16:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ps) The couple Underdogs tracks I've heard on compilations were really good. And that second Romantics LP (with "Tomboy" and "Stone Pony" and "21 and Over") is great; up there with *Outburst* by the Nomads as one of the best '60s-garage-style album of the '80s, and head and tails above the Romantics' other albums (which aren't bad.)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 3 May 2005 16:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I know Lucifer was a single bcz I own it. What a great track - rocking, soulful, impassioned and supercatchy like all the best Seger. 2+2= is my fave though (and it has diff. mono/stereo mixes with extra gtr dubs on one of them.)

Someone was telling me about a clip they'd seen of Seger doing Ramblin' Gamblin' Man on TV w/him switching between gtr and organ on the verses and choruses. I'd love to see that.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 16:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just bought Mongrel on GEMM. Is my world going to be ROCKED or what?

Keith C (kcraw916), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 16:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there was the briefest -- five seconds, maybe -- of early Seger clips in his Hall of Fame induction film last year. VH1 Classic to thread!

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 21:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but what about "hollywood nights" (a lovely guitar progression from which is currently looped in a country radio hit by somebody, but i haven't figured out who yet), "still the same," and "feel like a number," rickey? i agree *night moves* is better than *stranger in town,* but not *that* much better...the slippage is pretty slight!

xhuxk, Tuesday, 3 May 2005 22:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oops; wrong seger thread - meant to post that here (and, redundantly, i will):

Bob Seger's "Night Moves": C or D

xhuxk, Tuesday, 3 May 2005 22:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I went on an early out-of-print Seger download spree last night, managed to find 3 or 4 of the first 7. I was surprised that I knew a number of the songs, I guess living in Michigan in the 70s they'd play occasional "regional hits" on the radio. Bob was really pushing his voice to the limit in those days.

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 15:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I will buy this. Is there any other artist of Seger's stature whose catalog is in such disarray?

brianiac (briania), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 15:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Anyone got $150 for a sealed CD of "Mongrel" still in the long box?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=307&item=4723111324&rd=1

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 16:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Seger will not be able to claim the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Album in the History of the Universe Award until all his early mid '60s to mid '70s punk rock singles are compiled in one place

Would something like this qualify?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=307&item=4726135862&rd=1

It seems to be a pretty obvious boot. Is there really a "Hall of Fame" records in Europe?

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 16:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Anyone got $5 for a nice vinyl copy of "Mongrel"?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=306&item=4725110613&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

screw CDs.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but I can't listen to records in the car, and that's where I do most of my listening these days, thanks to a 2hr/day commute.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But still $5 for a nice vinyl copy seems like a great deal.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That's how much I paid for a nice vinyl copy of the "Ramblin Gamblin Man" LP at the WFMU record fair.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You can always find cheap vinyl copies of mongrel, and ramblin' gmablin on vinyl cuz they made them into the 80's. Noah is hard to find though. and pricier. same with brand new morning.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was gonna say, why the fuck would somebody pay $150 for a CD reissue of an early '70s album that you could find a used copy for a few bucks if you just went to a few flea markets or used record stores? Because the CD is, like, "the real" reissue or something? That's completely moronic....it makes no sense at all.

(xp)

The Hall of Fame comp that o.nate linked to looks great, but is missing a lot of tracks that i'd consider mandatory (lucifer, back in '72, u.m.c., ramblin gamblin man, rosalie, etc). A couple times on this board I've mentioned a vinyl bootleg best of seger's early years album i passed up at sam's jams in ferndale (which had a big pile of them) sometime in the early '80s, because i was to cheap to shell out 15 bucks or whatever. easily the dumbest missed record purchase of my life, and the last few times i checked, there was no evidence on the internet that such a record had ever even existed (assuming i didn't dream it in the first place, which is seeming more and more like a possibility, the older i get.) (i think it *may* have been on "seeds and stems records," also responsible for the legedary *michigan rocks* compilation, but maybe not.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

holy crap, cameo/parkway reissues! pigs do fly!

time to sell off those ? and the mysterians boots!!

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(my point isn't just vinyl vs. CD; it's original vs. reissue. i mean, i'm no record collector, and i hardly pay more than a couple bucks for any record, ever, but if i were to pay a ton, i think getting a reissue of an old album would make me feel completely ripped off!)

xp

xhuxk, Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

was it this one, chuck:

http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=2597702098

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Super-Cool Cover

well hell, that *is* a super-cool cover! why did he ever grow a beard?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

maybe! that actually looks pretty familiar, scott!! (though in my rose-colored memory it has more early '70s stuff on it, of course!)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That's weird. If you search for "mongrel seger" on ebay, that LP scott points to above doesn't come back in the results. Stupid computers.

Keith C (kcraw916), Wednesday, 4 May 2005 17:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a facebook friend of mine who's a veteran of the late 60s/early 70s detroit scene recently posted an "east side story" utube and commented that seger hates his old stuff and has never wanted it released. i find this credible, not only considering the source but seger's comments upthread feel evasive.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 1 April 2012 12:10 (five years ago) Permalink

blaming allan klein is a convenient dodge. "the devil won't let me" not the first (or last time) a great musician fails to appreciate his own best work

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Sunday, 1 April 2012 12:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I wonder if Seger even knows that Abkco finally reissued some of those songs?

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

a facebook friend of mine who's a veteran of the late 60s/early 70s detroit scene recently posted an "east side story" utube and commented that seger hates his old stuff and has never wanted it released. i find this credible, not only considering the source but seger's comments upthread feel evasive.

Except he still does "Heavy Music" in concert.

Also, if the Rolling fucking Stones can't even wrest control of their 60s catalog from Klein's cold, dead hands, I doubt Seger has much of a shot.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Except he still does "Heavy Music" in concert.

He didn't when I saw him in '07 - it was a straight Greatest Hits of the '70s and '80s show, with maybe three songs from Face the Promise thrown in.

誤訳侮辱, Sunday, 1 April 2012 17:44 (five years ago) Permalink

i think klein has the pre-capitol singles, probably not those early LPs though no?

i think seger is dodging the question.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 1 April 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

come on guys who needs bullshit like 'ramblin gamblin man' when we have 'like a rock'?

omar little, Sunday, 1 April 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

What not to do.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:43 (five years ago) Permalink

rock and roll never forgives.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
two months pass...

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/79-year-old-coma-bob-seger/

scott seward, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:35 (four years ago) Permalink

That's awesome.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Evie otm

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:49 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://grantland.com/features/bob-seger-detroit-week-career/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:32 (three years ago) Permalink

“Is ‘Night Moves,’ all things considered, your best song?” posits Costas, his usual sports-broadcaster cadence uneasily downshifted into a more casual, conversational tone reserved for serious rock talk.

“I don’t know, um,” replies Seger, age 46, his unnaturally dark hair and beard forming a quizzical question mark. “I don’t like to say this is better than that.”

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:34 (three years ago) Permalink

No video here because this song isn’t online. Just imagine a very loud arena-rock song sung by a bearded Tina Turner.

Damnit Janet Weiss & The Riot Grrriel (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

“I don’t like to say this is better than that.”

Except, um, I don't want anyone to hear my early stuff.

his unnaturally dark hair and beard forming a quizzical question mark.

Pictures, please, I need to see this shapeshifting coiffure.

Assholes on Boats: A Billy Zane Retrospective (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:25 (three years ago) Permalink

a quizzical question mark

http://kaipopunohuamst317.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/bob-seger-system-22.jpg

brio, Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

The Bob Seger System, live on Washington, DC TV in 1970:

"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PWRVXOvqc

"Lucifer":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpAP7MF-uxU

"Song for Rufus":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mny3k9oku6k

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 February 2015 02:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Now that's what I call A FIND!

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 2 February 2015 02:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they popped up on my Facebook feed and my eyeballs basically melted.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 February 2015 02:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Wahoooooooh

Οὖτις, Monday, 2 February 2015 03:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Absolutely mindblowing.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 February 2015 12:32 (two years ago) Permalink

I posted this to fb, and my uncle commented that he saw the Bob Seger System in 1969...during an afternoon assembly at his high school.

How the fuck do you go back to class after witnessing something like that?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 February 2015 16:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Somewhere Seger described being a poor kid going to high school with "rich kids"---they portrayed themselves that way, and they had cool cars etc.---and still doing that when he suddenly got his first local airplay/hits, becoming this novelty celebrity, and the in-crowd, who had left him in the dust, were suddenly scooping him up, to be their status symbol/good luck charm, their golden mascot, him instead of fuzzy dice, I guess---and he wanted it! Wanted the acceptance, anyway.

dow, Monday, 2 February 2015 16:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Think he was still mainly gigging, but some local airplay already.

dow, Monday, 2 February 2015 16:54 (two years ago) Permalink

I posted this to fb, and my uncle commented that he saw the Bob Seger System in 1969...during an afternoon assembly at his high school.

How the fuck do you go back to class after witnessing something like that?

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, February 2, 2015 10:38 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the answer is: you play hooky to smoke a cigarette in the parking lot across the street.

I dunno. (amateurist), Monday, 2 February 2015 23:32 (two years ago) Permalink

those videos are smokin btw.

I dunno. (amateurist), Monday, 2 February 2015 23:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh no, "those videos have been removed by the user"

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 14:35 (two years ago) Permalink

god damn it Bob

parakeetal pancreasface (sleeve), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:10 (two years ago) Permalink

well at least i can still watch that video for night moves starring joey from friends

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:12 (two years ago) Permalink

i was smart and downloaded those videos before the inevitable take down.

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:47 (two years ago) Permalink

arrrg fuck I wish I'd thought to download them.

Wonder if it was the tv station, or Allen Klein, or Seger himself. A friend of mine on Bob's suppression of his early shit said Bob probably doesn't want to hear "Man, you WERE so great 45 years ago!"

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

All of those videos are available on a DVD that came out in 2012 and was reviewed by David Fricke in Rolling Stone. So they're easily obtained. But yeah, I'd never seen em either!

jaywbabcock, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Couldn't have been Klein--All Abkco controls re:Segar is the original Hideout/Cameo-Parkway singles from '66-67.

Speaking of the Hideout stuff, would you believe that a copy of "East Side Story" made it over to Merry Olde and into the hands of a Mod Band? It's true!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU4Z3K7v_aY

Don A Henley And Get Over It (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 19:58 (two years ago) Permalink

can someone re-up Myonga's comp? I actually have the tracks but the tags are all messed up, missing song titles etc.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 17:38 (two years ago) Permalink

link still works here, i believe (and i think the tags are all correct) http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/86612418452/never-mind-the-bullets-bob-seger-1966-1974

tylerw, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 17:40 (two years ago) Permalink

ah yr the man tyler many thx!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone

a fantastic read.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's a great piece.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:01 (two months ago) Permalink

I can understand holding out against streaming services, but ffs, The Distance is out of print?

His management is obviously fucking up, but surely Seger must be somewhat aware of the deluxe boxes and vinyl reissues his contemporaries have been putting out. And if so, is he just thinking, "Welp, not for me"? If he's not careful, in a few years he's gonna end up like the Dave Clark Five -- once huge, now forgotten, due to factors that were completely and easily avoidable.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:39 (two months ago) Permalink

ha, good timing after that npr deep dive ... wonder if this is just a one-off or if third man has more seger in the works?

tylerw, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Gonna jump on this (not the yellow COLLECTIBLE one, the regular one). It's an encouraging sign, at least.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Bad News: The side that says it is "2+2=?" actually has "Seven Nation Army" on it.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:09 (two months ago) Permalink

no "Lookin' Back", no credibility

this is a good sign though

sleeve, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:34 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The following Seger albums are now on Spotify and iTunes, Apple Music, etc., etc.:

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Beautiful Loser, Live Bullet, Night Moves, Stranger in Town, Against the Wind, Nine Tonight, The Distance, Like a Rock, The Fire Inside

On Spotify at least, some are credited to Bob Seger, while others are credited to Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, so they don't all come up with a single search.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 16 June 2017 12:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Ramblin' Gamblin' has actually been reissued on vinyl! We've got it at work.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man should be the Bob Seger System

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 June 2017 14:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Ramblin' Man should be the Bob Seger Gamblin' System

Mark G, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:48 (one week ago) Permalink


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