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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Ramblin', Gamblin' Bob Seger

Posted by on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 9:42 AM

(Tacoma Dome) Like Kraftwerk, Bob Seger refuses to acknowledge his best work. His 1969 debut LP, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, is an all-time garage-psych classic and the Detroit troubadour's pre-'69 singles contained some of the hardest, most indelible riffs ever. Seger also had a quintessential, Midwestern-white-boy soul voice—gruff, feral, libidinous. Of course, he blanded out and wrote some of the most annoyingly ubiquitous songs to which you've ever broken speed records to get away from: "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Katmandu," "Like a Rock," etc. Now 67 and comfortably wealthy, Seger can't be expected not to play it safe, so don't hold your breath waiting for searing psych cuts like "White Wall," cutthroat garage burners like "Heavy Music," or bizarre freak-outs like "Cat."


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Max Solomon 1
i never knew there was good bob sever. and you're dead on about escaping his music - i went 30 years without hearing night moves all the way through.
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