Tag: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

Thursday 12/8/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Like A Rock (1986)

Like a Rock is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger, released April 1986. The title track is best known for being featured in Chevrolet truck commercials throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

  1. “American Storm” 4:17
  2. “Like a Rock” 5:56
  3. “Miami” 4:40
  4. “The Ring” 5:35
  5. “Tightrope” 4:31
  6. “The Aftermath” 3:30
  7. “Sometimes” 3:31
  8. “It’s You” 4:03
  9. “Somewhere Tonight” 4:25
  10. “Fortunate Son” 3:20

Bob Seger – guitar (1), piano (3), acoustic guitar (4), vocals (all tracks)
Craig Frost – organ (1–4, 7), piano (4, 10), synthesizer (5, 6, 8, 9)
Chris Campbell – bass (all tracks)
Alto Reed – baritone saxophone (1, 7), tenor saxophone (3, 6), organ (10)
Pete Carr – guitar (1)
Dawayne Bailey – acoustic guitar (2), electric guitar (10)
Rick Vito – slide guitar (2, 5, 6), acoustic guitar (3, 4)
Fred Tackett – acoustic guitar (4, 9), guitar solo (7)
Dann Huff – guitar (7)
Mark Chatfield – electric guitar (10)
Russ Kunkel – drums (1, 2)
John Robinson – drums (3, 5–9)
Gary Mallaber – drums (4)
Don Brewer – drums (10)
Paulinho da Costa – percussion (3, 6, 8)
Bill Payne – piano (1, 2, 6–9), piano solo (8), synthesizer (3, 4, 8)
David Cole – synthesizer solo (8)
Gary Grant – trumpet (3)
Gary Herbig – saxophone (3)
Jerry Hey – trumpet (3, 6, 7)
Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone (3, 7)
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (3, 6, 7)
Marc Russo – saxophone (3, 6, 7)
Ernie Watts – saxophone (3, 6, 7)
Douglas Kibble – background vocals (2)
The Weather Girls (Izora Armstead and Martha Wash) – background vocals (2, 5, 6)
Don Henley – background vocals (3)
Timothy B. Schmit – background vocals (3)
Laura Creamer – background vocals (5, 6, 8, 9)
Mark Creamer – background vocals (5, 6, 8, 9)
Donny Gerrard – background vocals (5, 6, 8, 9)
Shaun Murphy – vocals (5), background vocals (6, 9), harmony vocals (7, 8)

Wednesday 6/8/22 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band – Live Bullet (1976)

‘Live’ Bullet is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, released April 12, 1976. It was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, during the heyday of that arena’s time as an important rock concert venue. The album is credited, along with Night Moves, with launching Seger’s mainstream popularity.

  1. “Nutbush City Limits” 4:37
  2. “Travelin’ Man” 4:53
  3. “Beautiful Loser” 4:00
  4. “Jody Girl” 4:28
  5. “I’ve Been Working” 4:35
  6. “Turn the Page” 5:05
  7. “U.M.C. (Upper Middle Class)” 3:17
  8. “Bo Diddley” 5:40
  9. “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” 3:01
  10. “Heavy Music” 8:14
  11. “Katmandu” 6:23
  12. “Lookin’ Back” 2:36
  13. “Get Out of Denver” 5:21
  14. “Let It Rock” 8:30
  15. “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” 3:05

Bob Seger – lead vocals, guitar, piano
Drew Abbott – lead guitar, background vocals
Alto Reed – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Robyn Robins – organ, clavinet, mellotron, piano on “Katmandu”
Chris Campbell – bass guitar, background vocals
Charlie Allen Martin – drums, background vocals, answer vocals on “Heavy Music”, harmony vocals on “Jody Girl” and “Get Out of Denver”

Thursday 5/5/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Top 30 Hits

Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his first album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (which contained his first national hit of the same name) in 1968. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the ‘System’ from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet (1976), recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger’s best-selling singles and albums.

A roots rocker with a classic raspy, powerful voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that dealt with love, women, and blue-collar themes, and is one of the best-known examples of a heartland rock artist. He has recorded many hits, including “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, “Mainstreet”, “Still the Same”, “Hollywood Nights”, “Against the Wind”, “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”, “Shame on the Moon”, “Roll Me Away”, “Like a Rock”, and “Shakedown”, the last of which was written for the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight”, and his recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.

With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard’s 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held November 18–19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He announced his farewell tour in September 2018.

1 – We’ve Got Tonite – 1978
2 – Like a Rock – 1986
3 – The Real Love – 1991
4 – Shakedown – 1987
5 – Fire Lake – 1980
6 – Understanding – 1984
7 – Shame on the Moon – 1982
8 – Still the Same – 1978
9 – You’ll Accomp’ny Me – 1980
10 – Landing in London (3 Doors Down) – 2005
11 – Night Moves – 1976
12 – It’s You – 1986
13 – Even Now – 1983
14 – Against the Wind – 1980
15 – Hollywood Nights – 1978
16 – American Storm – 1986
17 – The Fire Inside (radio edit) – 1991
18 – Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You (live) – 1981
19 – Rock and Roll Never Forgets – 1977
20 – Mainstreet – 1977
21 – Roll Me Away – 1983
22 – Her Strut – 1980
23 – Old Time Rock and Roll – 1983
24 – Chances Are (with Martina McBride) – 1998
25 – Katmandu – 1975
26 – Miami – 1986
27 – Take a Chance – 1991
28 – Wait for Me – 2006
29 – Downtown Train – 2011
30 – Nutbush City Limits – 1976

Friday 3/4/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind (1980)

Against the Wind is the eleventh studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. It was released February 25, 1980. It is Seger’s only number-one album to date, spending six weeks at the top of the Billboard Top LPs chart, knocking Pink Floyd’s The Wall from the top spot.

  1. “The Horizontal Bop” 4:03
  2. “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” 4:00
  3. “Her Strut” 3:51
  4. “No Man’s Land” 3:43
  5. “Long Twin Silver Line” 4:18
  6. “Against the Wind” 5:34
  7. “Good for Me” 4:03
  8. “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight” 2:52
  9. “Fire Lake” 3:30
  10. “Shinin’ Brightly” 4:30

Bob Seger – guitar, vocals, background vocals, guitar solos on “The Horizontal Bop” (intro and outro) and “Her Strut”, outro guitar solo on “No Man’s Land”

The Silver Bullet Band
Drew Abbott – guitar, central guitar solo on “The Horizontal Bop”
Chris Campbell – bass
Alto Reed – saxophone on “The Horizontal Bop”, “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight” and “Shinin’ Brightly”
David Teegarden – drums, percussion

Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Barry Beckett – piano on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”
Pete Carr – guitar on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line” (including solos), “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”
Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”
David Hood – bass on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”
Jimmy Johnson – guitar on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”
Randy McCormick – organ on “No Man’s Land”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Good for Me”, “Fire Lake”, “Shinin’ Brightly”

Additional musicians
Ginger Blake – backing vocals on “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” “Good For Me” and “Shinin’ Brightly”
Sam Clayton – percussion on “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”
Laura Creamer – backing vocals on “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” “Good For Me” and “Shinin’ Brightly”
Linda Dillard – backing vocals on “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” “Good For Me” and “Shinin’ Brightly”
Glenn Frey – harmony vocals on “Fire Lake” and “Against the Wind”
Paul Harris – piano on “Against the Wind” and “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight”, organ on “Against the Wind”
Don Henley – harmony vocals on “Fire Lake”
Dr. John – keyboards on “The Horizontal Bop”
Bill Payne – organ, synthesizer, piano on “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”
Doug Riley – synthesizer on “No Man’s Land”
Timothy B. Schmit – harmony vocals on “Fire Lake”

Tuesday 2/15/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Night Moves (1976)

Night Moves is the ninth studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bob Seger, and his first studio album to credit the Silver Bullet Band. The album was released by Capitol Records on October 22, 1976. Although the front cover only credits backing by the Silver Bullet Band, four of the nine songs on the album feature backing by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

The album was well received by critics, and brought Bob Seger nationwide success. Three singles were released from the album; two of them made the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album 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.

  1. “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” 3:52
  2. “Night Moves” 5:25
  3. “The Fire Down Below” 4:28
  4. “Sunburst” 5:13
  5. “Sunspot Baby” 4:38
  6. “Mainstreet” 3:43
  7. “Come to Poppa” 3:11
  8. “Ship of Fools” 3:24
  9. “Mary Lou” 2:56

Bob Seger – vocals, guitar, production

The Silver Bullet Band
Drew Abbott – guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9); background vocals on “Mary Lou” (track 9)
Robyn Robbins – piano, organ (tracks 1, 3, 4, 9)
Alto Reed – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9)
Chris Campbell – bass (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9); background vocals on “Mary Lou” (track 9)
Charlie Allen Martin – drums, tambourine, maracas (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9); background vocals on “Mary Lou” (track 9)

Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Pete Carr – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, production (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Jimmy Johnson – rhythm guitar, production (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Barry Beckett – piano, organ, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, melodica, production (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
David Hood – bass, production (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Roger Hawkins – drums, tambourine, maracas, congas, timpani, production (tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)

Jerry Luck – accordion on “Ship of Fools” (track 8)
Joe Miquelon – guitar on “Night Moves” (track 2)
Doug Riley – piano, organ on “Night Moves” (track 2)
Sharon Lee Williams – backing vocals on “Night Moves” (track 2)
Rhonda Silver – backing vocals on “Night Moves” (track 2)
Laurel Ward – backing vocals on “Night Moves” (track 2)

Wednesday 9/1/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – The Distance (1983)

The Distance is the twelfth studio album by US-American rock singer Bob Seger. It was released in the final week of 1982. It peaked at #5 on Billboard’s album chart and sold close to two million copies in the United States.

Seger, influenced by the Woody Allen film Annie Hall, originally intended the album to be built around the theme of relationships but eventually that fell apart when Seger decided that sticking to the theme too strictly would make the album “maudlin.” Several songs based on the original theme made it on the album: the hit single “Even Now,” “Love’s the Last to Know,” “House Behind a House” and the album closer “Little Victories.”

The album’s lead single, “Shame on the Moon”, was one of Seger’s biggest hits, holding at #2 for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. It also hit #1 Adult Contemporary and crossed over to #15 Country.

Capitol Records had stopped manufacturing albums in the 8-track tape cartridge format by the time this album was released. However, Seger asked the label to include that format for this album, knowing that many of his fans still used 8-track players.

  1. “Even Now” 4:31
  2. “Makin’ Thunderbirds” 2:58
  3. “Boomtown Blues” 3:38
  4. “Shame on the Moon” 4:55
  5. “Love’s the Last to Know” 4:26
  6. “Roll Me Away” 4:39
  7. “House Behind a House” 4:00
  8. “Comin’ Home” 6:06
  9. “Little Victories” 5:52

Bob Seger – vocals (all tracks), guitar (3, 8, 9)
Chris Campbell – bass (1-7, 9)
Craig Frost – organ (1, 3-6, 9), piano (2)
Alto Reed – saxophone (1-3, 7, 8)
Barry Beckett – piano and organ (8)
Pete Carr – guitar (8)
Roger Hawkins – drums (8)
David Hood – bass (8)
Randy McCormick – electric piano (8)
Drew Abbott – guitar (2, 4)
Roy Bittan – piano (1, 6)
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer (6)

Don Felder – guitar (1, 3)
Bobbye Hall – percussion (1-4, 6)
Davey Johnstone – guitar (5)
Danny Kortchmar – guitar (7)
Russ Kunkel – drums (1-7, 9)
Bill Payne – piano (4, 5), synthesizer (8)
Waddy Wachtel – guitar (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Additional vocals
Ginger Blake – background vocals (8)
Laura Creamer – background vocals (4, 8)
Linda Dillard – background vocals (8)
Glenn Frey – harmony vocals (4)
Shaun Murphy – background vocals (4, 7)
Bonnie Raitt – harmony vocals (2)
Joan Sliwin – background vocals (4)

Saturday 12/5/2020 12:30am ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Greatest Hits (1994)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, released in 1994. Certified Diamond by the RIAA, it is Seger’s most successful album to date. In December 2009, Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan confirmed that with nearly nine million copies sold, Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits was the decade’s best-selling catalog album in the United States, even out-selling The Beatles’ 1 and Michael Jackson’s Number Ones. By September 2011, the album had sold a total of 9,062,000 copies in the United States.

1. “Roll Me Away” 4:36
2. “Night Moves” 5:25
3. “Turn the Page (Live)” 5:03
4. “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” 3:59
5. “Hollywood Nights” 4:59
6. “Still the Same” 3:19
7. “Old Time Rock and Roll” 3:12
8. “We’ve Got Tonite” 4:38
9. “Against the Wind” 5:32
10. “Mainstreet” 3:42
11. “The Fire Inside” 5:53
12. “Like a Rock” 5:53
13. “C’est la Vie” (Chuck Berry) 2:58
14. “In Your Time” 3:05

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band – Stranger In Town (1978)

Stranger in Town is the tenth studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his second with the Silver Bullet Band, released by Capitol Records on May 5,1978. Like its predecessor, the Silver Bullet Band backed Seger on about half of the songs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section backed Seger on the other half.

The album became an instant success in the United States, being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America less than a month after the album’s release, and, like its predecessor Night Moves, it would later go 6× Platinum. It was also his first album to chart in the UK, where limited editions were released on silver vinyl and in picture disc format as well as standard black vinyl.

1. “Hollywood Nights” 4:59
2. “Still the Same” 3:18
3. “Old Time Rock and Roll” 3:14
4. “Till It Shines” 3:50
5. “Feel Like a Number” 3:42
6. “Ain’t Got No Money” 4:11
7. “We’ve Got Tonight” 4:38
8. “Brave Strangers” 6:20
9. “The Famous Final Scene” 5:09

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s:  Naked Eyes, Ramones, Hooters, Electric Light Orchestra, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Who, Rolling Stones, Juice Newton, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Bauhaus, Lou Gramm and more. . . 

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Bruce Willis, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Phil Collins, Daryl Hall and John Oates, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Lionel Richie, Journey, Corey Hart and many more . . .