Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

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Yea
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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 06 Sep 2018, 14:52

LeBaron wrote:Yeah, as a matter of American Musical Geography, there’s almost nothing more midwestern than a Seger hit.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Twang » 06 Sep 2018, 15:29

Diamond Dog wrote:it's just that Bob Seger has a simply wretched voice


This is a simply wretched opinion

Bent Fabric wrote:Great arrangement choices (piano, organ, tambourine, acoustic guitar, prominent backing vocals)

fange wrote:The slow build-ups, the gentle rhythm and soul swing, the backing vocalists: there's an intangible rightness in those things and those changes here

I agree with all here except I could take or leave the backing vocals...which I guess is an accomplishment of itself when it comes to these type of backing vocals (see "Still the Same").


fange wrote:It's pure FM radio gold.


It sounds perfect coming on the radio on a hot summer night.

I'll also take Mainstreet, You'll Accomp'ny Me, and Beautiful Loser. Maybe a few others had they not been subjected to attrition by classic rock radio

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:34

Being lectured about geography by two citizens of the country where barely 10% of the people hold a pasport.

Yes, that sits well one must say.
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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:38

Twang wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:it's just that Bob Seger has a simply wretched voice


This is a simply wretched opinion

Bent Fabric wrote:Great arrangement choices (piano, organ, tambourine, acoustic guitar, prominent backing vocals)

fange wrote:The slow build-ups, the gentle rhythm and soul swing, the backing vocalists: there's an intangible rightness in those things and those changes here

I agree with all here except I could take or leave the backing vocals...which I guess is an accomplishment of itself when it comes to these type of backing vocals (see "Still the Same").


fange wrote:It's pure FM radio gold.


It sounds perfect coming on the radio on a hot summer night.

I'll also take Mainstreet, You'll Accomp'ny Me, and Beautiful Loser. Maybe a few others had they not been subjected to attrition by classic rock radio


Interesting.

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:39

Matt Wilson wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:To be honest it's pretty much the summation of what I think I dislike about that era.... but then I remember I like things like Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan etc... so I'm not averse to that (very loose) genre*.... it's just that Bob Seger has a simply wretched voice and writes and sings stuff like it's come direct from the pages of "The American West Coast Soft Rock Guide To Music". And does that fairly poorly too.

Besides that it's fine.

* I do realise this a ridiculous, sweeping generalisation.


The fact that he most definitely can sing and has absolutely nothing to do with the "American West Coast" notwithstanding.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby LeBaron » 06 Sep 2018, 15:40

Diamond Dog wrote:Being lectured about geography by two citizens of the country where barely 10% of the people hold a pasport.

Yes, that sits well one must say.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:40

LeBaron wrote:Yeah, as a matter of American Musical Geography, there’s almost nothing more midwestern than a Seger hit.


To the world outside of the US it goes like this :

New York - punky and spiky
South east - soul
Rest of the country - west coast FM rock.

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby pcqgod » 06 Sep 2018, 15:44

I don't mind some of Bob Seger's bigger hits. I like the female back up vocals on this one. I don't actually own any of his albums, and have no plans on getting any, though.
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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Twang » 06 Sep 2018, 15:44

Diamond Dog wrote:Especially as admins previously informed us all that you'd closed your BCB account down.


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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 06 Sep 2018, 15:45

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:47

Twang wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Especially as admins previously informed us all that you'd closed your BCB account down.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Sep 2018, 15:48

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:49

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 06 Sep 2018, 15:51

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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby fange » 06 Sep 2018, 15:52

Twang wrote: Beautiful Loser


Oh yes, i have a big soft spot for that one too, lovely tune. But somehow - or to me at least - if feels like the excellent dress rehearsal for 'Night Moves'; all the bits and pieces are falling into place very nicely, but it's just not as great as it's about to be.
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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby LeBaron » 06 Sep 2018, 15:57

Diamond Dog wrote:
LeBaron wrote:Yeah, as a matter of American Musical Geography, there’s almost nothing more midwestern than a Seger hit.


To the world outside of the US it goes like this :

New York - punky and spiky
South east - soul
Rest of the country - west coast FM rock.

My pleasure.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 15:59

LeBaron wrote:The world outside of the US is more ignorant than I ever dared imagine! What a pity that all those passports didn’t bestow greater worldliness and curiosity! Heaven help us all.


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby NMB » 06 Sep 2018, 16:11

I can't write as eloquently as Mr Fabric but my take on Bob Seeger is that he's a decent home cook working with basic ingredients. He won't serve you a cordon bleu meal but sometimes he makes a damn fine hamburger
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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 16:18

NMB wrote:I can't write as eloquently as Mr Fabric but my take on Bob Seeger is that he's a decent home cook working with basic ingredients. He won't serve you a cordon bleu meal but sometimes he makes a damn fine hamburger


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Re: Bob Seger - Night Moves: yea or nay?

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Sep 2018, 16:19

Diamond Dog wrote:Which part of "I do realise this a ridiculous, sweeping generalisation" was too much of a stretch for you, Lance?


It's hard to answer, as you should write that before everything you say.
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