Bob Seger is currently on his farewell tour

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  1. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Bob Seger is currently on his farewell tour, at 73 he is ending his touring career with 6 sold out DTE shows in Clarkston, Mi outside Detroit. I joined his fan club to get a shot at the presale, I decided to attempt to get a ticket for his 2nd last show, figured it be the easiest, it was. Then I thought, let's see if I can score a ticket for his final concert, I did. So I can now sell the ticket for his 2nd last show and that should pay for the show I attending. I am super glad I got a ticket to his last so. Very fortunate.

    I have seen Seger 5 times previously. I just feel that the last show of a man's career is really special.
     
  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Parents wouldn't let me go, so I heard him play in the spring of 1975 from outside at my local high school just outside of Detroit.

    As I recall, I got to hear "Katmandu" and "Get out of Denver" several months before he recorded them at Cobo Hall in September of that year. Those recordings were part of his breakout album "Live Bullet" that was released in 1976.

    Good Times.
     
  3. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

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    Awesome writer and musician. His music has been a part of my life for 4 decades and will be with me to the end. Seems like a really good dude as a well.
    Enjoy the show.
     
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Some might disagree and you are entitled to your opinion as wrong as it might be:p

    But as great as he is, I still think he is underrated.

    I know many friends that really like his music but when you pull out a best of CD they forget how many good songs he actually has/had.

    And even most of his best of compilations still fall short of a song or a few songs that did not make it. For example his two cd set Ultimate Hits has a good number of great songs but there is a Song of his I love that is not on it...Come to Poppa.
     
  5. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Everyone and their grandmother is on a farewell tour.

    Not me though. I'm just getting started! Let's roll this *****!
     
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  6. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    Seger >Springsteen as far as I'm concerned.
     
  7. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    My cousin saw him at HS somewhere in Detroit...
     
  8. Silver Surfer

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    Heresy to some, I suppose. I also suppose it depends on who you heard first and where you come from. I've always viewed Springsteen as a "try hard guy", but have never found much of his music that compelling.

    I was listening to Seger (Heavy Music, 2+2, Lucifer, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man) well before Springsteen released his first album in 1973. I liked Seger's voice and his hooks better than Springsteen, and it didn't hurt that Seger was from my hometown area.

    I drifted away when Seger started doing more of the "pop" stuff. I'm sure it made him a great deal more money; but to me, he lost his edge.
     
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  9. Silver Surfer

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    Didn't realize what a happenin' place my area was back in the late 60's and early 70's for music. I was just a kid and really had no idea.

    Alice Cooper grew up about 25 miles away from my house. Motown Studios was about 10 miles away. Glenn Frey grew up about 15 miles away and hooked up with Seger before moving to California. I've read he sang background vocals on "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man".

    We had some great opportunities to see some stars in the making in my hometown back in the day.

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  10. Vtwin

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    I started listening to FM radio and was exposed to both of them around 1976 or so. Springsteen was hugely popular during high school and I got over saturated hearing it all the time at every party and in everybody's car but mine. I found it boring and affected while Seger seemed more heartfelt and honest. Was going to go see Springsteen with the boys when he toured for The River but I got a concussion playing hockey a couple days before and couldn't go. A few years later I took a date to a mega-show with U2, The Police, The Talking Heads and Springsteen. He went on last and I dozed off halfway through.

    Sadly, never did see Seger live.

    I'm in the northeast. Closer to Canada than Jersey but many here identified with that regular, workingman vibe Springsteen was selling.
     
  11. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    Nice, He'd carved out an commanding elavated niche in Rock Music that cannot be denied,ever:starspin::thumbup::starspin:


    * yer' bordering on that
    " Annie Wilkes #1 fan from Stephen King's Misery" in having enjoyed 5 live performances ,there
    Lukin2 double ought 6,,,:lmao:
    Man Alive, I know I've went& seen Ted Nugent 3 times too many,,,er,,,as I've caught 3 of his performanceso_O
     
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  12. Silver Surfer

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    Right, wrong or indifferent, I viewed Springsteen as largely a media creation. I kept hearing about this guy who was hugely popular in the North East, and how he was going to take the music world by storm. Like most everyone else who wasn't familiar with him, "Born to Run" hit the airwaves first in my area in 1975 and it was decent, probably better than average. I particularly liked the modulation in the middle and that kept the song interesting. But after that, everything I heard from the guy had no effect on me whatsoever.

    By 1975, I'd been listening to Seger, Bad Company (Rogers), Led Zeppelin (Plant), Steppenwolf (Kaye), Humble Pie (Marriott), The Who (Daltrey) and Aerosmith (Tyler). I found their music more interesting and their lead singers much more compelling.

    By comparison, Springsteen's music (to me) was pretty flaccid. Heck, I can make an argument that Joe Cocker and his "thrown together in four days band" put out stronger stuff on "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" in 1970 than Springsteen did five years later.
     
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  13. Melonfeud

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    Ya, I thought "come to poppa" always was a pretty good tune, I recall back when,,,that you'd more than likely find "it" listed(and getting regularly played) on a beer joints juke-box play list before you'd find " get outta' Denver" on one.
     
  14. Melonfeud

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    +3 points are hereby expeditiously awarded for finding competent utilization of the seriously useless word of "Flaccid" in an honest& thoughtful conversation

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    :lmao:o_O:lmao:
     
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  15. Melonfeud

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    That hilariously resurrected the dusty dead memories of an multi -band Sunday jam held on a baseball field( I can only remember .38 Special & the Dixie Dregs,but there was a couple of local bands from the Norfolk Va. A.O)
    And they'd held a Rebel Yell contest from the concert going enthusiasts, and this about 5'1" 120 lb bearded dude/shirtless but fashionably attired with a confederate stars&bars battle flag being utilized as a cape & a half a 5th of Jack Daniels whiskey had won it, but when they'd gotten around to announcing the WINNER squalling dude was dead passed out in the dirt at 2nd base, whiskey bottle laid out flat on the ground alongside him,flag cape wrapped around him in the dirt,,,Man, it was HILARIOUS seeing that once he was located:laugh:
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  16. lukin2006

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    This will be my 1st concert (maybe 2nd, if i go the who in may) since my marriage ended. So I am stoked. I love music, mostly classic rock...

    I think this will be a special night. Oddly, I am always skeptical when they say this is it. I think with Seger, he means it, he recently had back surgery, and he writes songs for other musicians...
     
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  17. Melonfeud

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    I recall reading or watching him being interviewed one time & the conversation was about when He'd exclusively signed with some music producer & terms were like x number of songs in x number of months he'd have to come up with,,,and you could tell he didn't really groove that kinda' pressure ,,,and I thought he was relaying " well Crap! this is gonna be all work& no fun" :lmao:
     
  18. ThemDangMartians

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    ..All said and done...How about some songs eh?...

     
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  19. Rockport

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    One of the greatest..
     
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  20. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    One of the “what have you done for me lately” crowd unable to appreciate the talent.:facepalm:
     

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