Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Final Tour

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    One of those occasions that i'd love to go back in time. :cool:
     
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    I have always LOVED Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's music! Even though I could play real guitar I used to play air guitar along with their recordings just to be a part of their songs. (Too much information about my fantasy life?) Anyway, I still listen to them on vinyl and CD. Grand Funk was one of my early favourites as well. It must have been a great concert. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    Don and Mel pulled kind of an "Eagles" move on him and wouldn't let him back in the band, wouldn't let him use the name Grand Funk and kept the band name and even sued him (and lost) for using Mark Farner's American Band.
     
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    Interesting bill. Did Don Brewer play in both bands?
     
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    No. Can't remember the guy's name, but he announced him as "someone you've heard on about a million country records"
     
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    Is album I bought, the FM soundtrack, had Night Moves on it. Love Bob Seger.
    FM_soundtrack.jpg
     
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    Those types of "music industry" stories really suck. I'll bet a book could be written about band breakups and ensuing legal action, sad stories.
    I saw an interesting concert in the early 70s in Germany. Staged for military personel only (army here) with Grand Funk, Humble Pie and a warm-up band i don't remember. Strange to sit in a crowd of several thousand and all dressed in olive green. Great show, but i've wondered if the US military paid for the show or if the bands volunteered their time?
     
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    Always liked Bob Seger, solid music with no pretense. Although there are a few tunes that I don't need to hear any time soon due to overplay, but that's not of his doing.

    As for Grand Funk...

    Farner was Grand Funk. No Farner, no Grand Funk in my world.
     
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    I saw Boband his band in 1975 on my 15th birthday.
    All day festival with Charlie Daniels, Bob Seger, J. Geils and Bachman Turner Overdrive.
    At the time Beautiful Loser was their only 'hit'.

    Mostly I remember that Bob's bass player used the same bass as Charlie Daniel's.
    (Bsb Fender '51 style but with the big humbucker).
    I always wondered about that backstory.
     
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    Saw Bob right after he released Live Bullet.
    They were a Force to be reckoned with!
     
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    Bob Seger has been one of my favorites since 78. Live Bullet (recorded I think in 75) may be the best live album ever.

    Finally saw him live about 3 years ago, with my now late wife. Fantastic show. He played not far away on this last tour. I decided not to go, to let my memory of how much she enjoyed that concert also be my memory of him.
     
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    Great to hear Ron, thanks for the mini-review. Always liked them.
     
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    I love this picture. Seger obviously loves being on stage and singing these songs. He comes off as a slightly goofy guy who loves to sing and is having the time of his life.

    Good for him to go out when he's still got it.
     
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    I have that album though I don't recall ever seeing the movie. :confused:

    I don't know that Bob Seger ever came to Australia, but I was a fan of his back around the Night Moves / Stranger In Town period.

    One of my favourite Bob Seger songs...

     
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    I too love “Live” Bullet , the drumming, Bobs vocals, Drew Abbot on guitar, and Traveling Man into Beautiful Loser .

    Fantastic.

    *Its a pretty heavily stepped on/overdubbed piece of product. Great record even with parts of it being less than live.

     
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    I used to see Seger (pre-Night Moves) playing on a flatbed truck stage at a Fort Lauderdale Drive-In every spring... usually with Ted Nugent in tow as well. Great shows and good times. The last time I saw him was at an arena show with Patti Smith opening... which nicely mirrored my changing taste at the time. Patti rocked me to the core that night.
     
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    I know I'm getting old, but the other day I found myself wondering "what was it that rock and roll never forgets?"
     
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    Yeah, and seeing Kevin out with Setzer is another bucket list event! I actually used to play with their sound guy decades ago, so we're all facetoob friends (even Delbert!) from back in the early FB days. I don't think they've caught on that they don't actually know me!!!
     
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    ***Spoiler alert***

    They're doing Traveling Man into Beautiful loser on this last go-round as well.
     
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    My wife & I saw Bob a few weeks ago in Jacksonville. It was a great show with all the favorites being played. This was a bucket list show for my wife & was glad I was able to get tickets. I was excited about Rob McNelley handling the lead work especially when he killed the slide solo for Like A Rock. Before the show, I was checking out the stage to see what everyone was playing. Rob had 2 small amps, looked like 1 x 12 combos & the rhythm guitar player had a wall of amps. It was a great show!
     
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