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Bob Seger

Bob Seger

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Bob Seger: Back in '72 (Palladium / Warners)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1973

BOB SEGER'S 'Rosalie' is so strong it could break you in half. But it is the only song here that is close to what I ...

Bob Seger: The Distance

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1983

THERE'S A NEW furrowed-brow earnestness now emerging in American rock 'n' roll, a grainy neo-realism that depicts workaday lives in ways that were once the ...


Bob Seger (1991)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1991

The blue collar rocker talks about his early days in Detroit, and about Detroit now; expresses his admiration for, and his parallels with, Bruce Springsteen; on his life as a road warrior, and his big breakthrough with the Live Bullet and Night Moves albums.

File format: mp3; file size: 53.2mb, interview length: 58' 04" sound quality: ***

Bob Seger (2015)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 2015

The veteran rocker talks about his long relationship with Capitol Records: the wonderful building and studios; the many people who have been so supportive of him over the four decades he was on the label, and what Los Angeles came to mean to him.

File format: mp3; file size: 24.4mb, interview length: 25' 24" sound quality: ** (phoner)


Bob Seger & the Last Heard: Coming Up — 'Persecution Smith'

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 30 September 1966

WHAT'S 'EAST Side Story' about? Ask Bob Seger, 21, from Ann Arbor — he's the guy who wrote it and sings it. ...

Loraine Alterman on Records: The Fascinating Sounds Of a Group Called Love

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 29 January 1967

THE TREMENDOUSLY talented West Coast group called Love still hasn't made it into the bright spotlight of fame like the Beach Boys or the Lovin' ...

Detroit's Bob Seger and Heavy Music

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 1967

CALIFORNIA MAY be giving the world flower music, but Detroit's Bob Seger has created heavy music which promises to spark a lot of national excitement. ...

The Bob Seger System: Mongrel (Capitol)

Review by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 29 September 1970

Underrated Bob Seger LP Deserves Attention ...

The Bob Seger System: Mongrel (Capitol SKAO-49Q)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1971

WHEN VIEWED in the context of his two previous albums, Bob Seger's Mongrel fares very favorably. It's easily his best overall work to date, but ...

Bob Seger: Mongrel

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 21 January 1971

When viewed in the context of his two previous albums, Bob Seger's Mongrel fares very favorably. It's easily his best over-all work to date, but ...

Bob Seger: Doncha Ever Listen To The Radio…

Profile and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, May 1972

How To Remain Obscure Through Better Rock 'n' Roll ...

Bob Seger: System-Atic Steps to Julia

Profile and Interview by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 11 September 1972

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This has to be one of the first interviews I'd ever done, one of the first stories I ever wrote. I remember interviewing ...

Detroit's Rock Culture

Overview by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, December 1972

DETROIT, FOUNDED in 1736 by a turncoat (to both sides) halfbreed Indian named Quazimodo from the Kuitee tribe which dwelled circa 1670-1777 on the shores ...

Bob Seger: Live at the Highway 5 Screen (Air-Conditioned) Drive-In Movie Theater

Report by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, July 1973

WHEN YOU really stop to, think about it, a drive-in theatre is the perfect place to see Bob Seger. After all, he is the hallowed ...

Bob Seger: Seven

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, May 1974

THIS ALBUM has a subtitle, Contrasts, and it's a good word for Bob Seger. At times one of the most no-nonsense rockers the country has ...

Bob Seger: Beautiful Loser

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 5 June 1975

BOB SEGER is a superb songwriter and Midwestern rocker who's been ignored for far too long. He had a hit, 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man' in 1968, ...

Bob Seger: Beautiful Loser

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 20 September 1975

THE LATEST IN a long line of good albums from the largely ignored Bob Seger sees him returning to Muscle Shoals, scene of the Back ...

Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band: Live Bullet

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 17 July 1976

I GUESS YOU could say that Bob Seger and Ted Nugent are the last of the Michigan cowboys. ...

Detroit '77: Seger's Open For Business

Live Review by Lester Bangs, Creem, August 1976

DETROIT– Pontiac Stadium is bigger than the Houston Astrodome. When they have football games here, they seat 80,000. ...

Candy-Coated Summer for Bob Seger

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 29 August 1976

"UP UNTIL three years ago, we did a lot of things wrong," explains Bob Seger, whose strong drawing power (he has headlined to an audience ...

Bob Seger: 31 With A Bullet

Profile and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 23 October 1976

EARLIER this summer, Bob Seger appeared in concert at Pontiac Stadium, a giant indoor arena on the outskirts of Detroit, attracting some 70,000 crazed Michigan ...

Bob Seger (And The Silver Bullet Band): Night Moves (Capitol) *****

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 6 November 1976

THE SAME WEEK Graham Parker proved his real worth with a headlining London theatre date, Capitol release the new Bob Seger album. Seger is to ...

Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band: Night Moves (Capitol)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 6 November 1976

WHEN YOU'VE just made one of the year's classic live albums, following it can be a bit of a problem. ...

Boston, Bob Seger: State Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg PA

Live Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 8 January 1977

AMAZING WHAT a platinum album can do, isn't it? ...

Bob Seger: Rock 'n' Roll's Mr Nice Guy

Interview by Susin Shapiro, Sounds, 14 May 1977

He's modest, he's humorous, he cares for his fans and he says he's very dull... yes, he's BOB SEGER ...

Bob Seger Conquers The World (And About Time!)

Interview by John Morthland, Creem, July 1977

BY ALL ACCOUNTS, Bob Seger is your archetypal Nice Guy – polite, friendly, low key, easy-going, self-effacing, able to laugh at himself with ease. Despite ...

Cruisin' with Seger

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 15 October 1977

Detroit rocker Bob Seger, who starts his first British tour tomorrow (Friday), talks to Harvey Kubernik in Los Angeles ...

Bob Seger: Palace Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 22 October 1977

THAT IT should have taken Bob Seger so long to receive his just reward is in itself one of the more disgraceful cases of rock ...

Bob Seger: The Michigan Marvel

Interview by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 12 November 1977

ON THE covers of several of Bob Seger's albums there's this curious production credit to "Punch". ...

Bob Seger: Live At The Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena!

Report and Interview by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 6 May 1978


Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Stranger In Town

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 20 May 1978

Meanwhile BACK IN '78 ...

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Stranger In Town (Capitol)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, August 1978

Bob Seger grimaces as a blackmailer confronts him with videotapes of old Upbeat appearances ...

Bob Seger: Against The Wind

Review by Deborah Frost, The Boston Phoenix, 15 April 1980

DEAR BOB: It's about your album. A funny thing happened to you on the way to the pantheon. You forgot you wrote most of the ...

Bob Seger Bops Horizontally

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, September 1980

DON'T LET anybody tell you Bob Seger is not a cool guy. ...

Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band: The Distance (Capitol)

Review by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 8 January 1983

THE RECENT US chart successes of Springsteen, Geils and relative newcomer John Cougar demonstrates that American worship of the great god Raaack 'n' Rawl continues ...

Bob Seger: Big Victories

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, May 1983

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN a little difficult for me to perceive Bob Seger as a major rock 'n' roll star. That isn't meant in any negative ...

The Creem Interview: Bob Seger

Interview by Roy Trakin, Creem, September 1986

"My hands were steady/My eyes were clear and bright/My walk had purpose/My steps were quick and light/And I held firmly/To what I felt was right/Like ...

Bob Seger: Ha Ha Ha!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1991

Bob Seger is a hard-rockin' evergreen with a scrub of grizzly beard and a laugh like one of his native Detroit gas-guzzlers starting up on ...

Bob Seger: Turning The Page

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, September 1994

A new greatest hits collection, featuring many, but not all, your Seger favorites, should make it ten platinum albums in a row for the blue-collar ...

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Greatest Hits

Review by Rob Steen, MOJO, March 1995

THE VOICE IS ALL GRAVEL AND FIVE o'clock shadow, crumbling with every line. The piano caresses. The organ surges and swirls. The guitar soars like ...

Bob Seger: Still The Same

Interview by Susan Whitall, MOJO, March 1995

High in the US charts with his Greatest Hits album, leather-lunged god of heartland AOR Bob Seger talks to Susan Whittall about punk rock, "ferocious" ...

Bob Seger's 'Night Moves'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, February 2004


 'Night Moves

 Bob Seger

 LABEL: Capitol

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Dow Event Center, Saginaw

Live Review by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, 29 March 2011

Seger in Saginaw: Michigan's original rock 'n' roll son "officially" kicks off his tour ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...


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