Written By Braddon S. Williams
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Night Moves
1976 was the United States Bicentennial, and Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band broke through on a national scale with Night Moves. I can’t think of a more American rock and roll song than Night Moves, so perhaps it was fitting that Seger made his biggest success to date with that amazing song.
I saw the band live just 2 months before NIght Moves came out and there was a palpable feeling in the air that Seger was done opening shows…he was already a star.
Night Moves came out and proved that feeling was no fluke. Apparently, this was the first album that the Silver Bullet Band appeared on. They rocked side one, and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section handled most of side two.
The album as a whole featured Seger in fine voice; confident and full of swagger, and displaying a range of emotions from ballads for flat out rockers.
In addition to the legend making title song, other classics included Sunspot Baby, The Fire Down Below, Rock And Roll Never Forgets, Come To Poppa, and Mainstreet.
Bob Seger was no overnight sensation, either. The man had been around for a good long while paying his rock ‘n roll dues. Night Moves was his 9th studio album. Perseverance pays off…never give up on a dream!