Sunday, 23 March 2008

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

Mike, is this you on the cover? ;-)

They knew how to grow their hair back in the Seventies didn't they! Here's Bob in his full blow dried glory back in 1978, knocking out 'Hollywood Nights' which has been hard wired into my brain from way back despite me having never having checked out the rest of ole Bob's back catalogue before. To be honest, 'Stranger In Town' is a fairly standard slab of L.A raaawk, that could have come out of an F.M car radio on the freeway at any point in that decade, but I have a soft spot for this no nonsense genre: it's an intoxicating mixture of guitars, girls in bikinis, open topped cars, pool parties in the Hollywood hills and out of control coke habits. So it got me thinking about whisking up the perfect soundtrack for such a scenario. To qualify, the contributing artists have to be predominantly based/big in America and been recorded in the 1970's to qualify. So hair we go..

  1. Eagles - Take It Easy from Eagles (1971)

  2. The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin' from The Captain and Me (1973)

  3. Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years from Can't Buy a Thrill (1972)

  4. Steppenwolf - The Pusher from Steppenwolf Live (1970) (1968 really I know :-))

  5. Heart - Dreamboat Annie from Dreamboat Annie (1976)

  6. Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time from Foreigner (1977)

  7. Golden Earring - Radar Love from Moontan (1973)

  8. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion from Toys in the Attic (1975)

  9. Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love from Van Halen (1978)

  10. Grand Funk Railroad - Pass It On from Good Singin', Good Playin' (1976)

  11. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone from Pronounced... (1973)

  12. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon from Fleetwood Mac (1975)

  13. Linda Ronstadt - Desperado from Don't Cry Now (1973)

  14. Alice Cooper - No More Mister Nice Guy from Billion Dollar Babies (1973)

  15. Free - Be My Friend from Highway (1970)

  16. Little Feat - Willin' from Sailin' Shoes (1972)

  17. Big Star - Thirteen from #1 Record (1972)
  18. Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris - Love Hurts from Grevious Angel (1974)
  19. Gene Clark - Some Misunderstanding from No Other (1974)
  20. Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights from Stranger In Town (1978)

1 comment:

Mike said...

Well, Scratchy,
I would say my facial deecoration is more "Osama Lee Marvin" at the moment but am deeply flattered you think I look as handsome and butch as Silky Bob.