HRH: “Who’s Bob Seger”?
HRH: “Who’s Bob Seger?”
Kelly: “Honey, you better bring up some Bob Seger!”
Okay, so that what we’re listening to this evening, ‘Night Moves‘ by, yes, Bob Seger.
I don’t profess to be a huge Bob Seger fan. In fact, I’m no fan at all but I do have a rather embarrassing affinity for the album’s popular title track so, yes, I do own this one album.
Maybe I just bought for the really amazing band photo on the back cover.
Seriously, nice ascot dude.
Throughout much of the album, he’s coming to grips with being on the other side of 30 and still rocking. He floats back in time, turning in high-school memories, remembering when wandering down ‘Mainstreet‘ was the highlight of an evening, mourns for late night make out session in ‘Night Moves‘ and even covering a rockabilly favorite in ‘Mary Lou‘.
The album was released on October 22nd, 1976 by Capitol Records. Although the front cover only credits backing by the Silver Bullet Band, four of the nine songs on the album (basically, most of Side Two) feature backing by the infamous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. The album was well received by critics and gave Bob Seger nationwide success and became Seger’s second to become certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and was his first to be certified platinum by the same association.
It later achieved a certification of sextuple platinum…whatever the fuck that means.
Anyway, did I love it any more this evening? No, not really. Was HRH duly impressed. No, no really. But I did see Kelly tapping a toe along in time with the music for pretty much the entire spin so, yeah, that’s kind of interesting.
Who woulda thunk it?
I married a Bob Seger fan.