Tag: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

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)

Wednesday 8/18/21 12am 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”

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 . . .