TC – 3 – Bob Seger – Nine Tonight

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Bob Seger was a fav back in the 1980’s but I don’t listen to him much anymore though as I’m listening to this tape maybe I should. Tape number three has his live album Nine Tonight that was recorded in 1981 and contained most of his good stuff.

The Detroit rocker could play down home rock n roll “The Fire down Below” or a sweet ballad like “We got Tonight” with equal skill.  Against the Wind was recorded in 1980 and while I was only 22, it would resonate with me then and more so the older and older I got.

The second track is “Trying to live my life without you” which might be my favorite cover that Bob ever did.  Some of my big favorites at the time were Hollywood Nights, We Got Tonight, You’ll Accomp’ny Me, Mainstreet, Feel like a Number, and Night Movies. As I’m listening to it now, I’d be hard-pressed to find a track here that I didn’t like.

I saw Bob at the old Fabulous Forum twice in 80’s, and the second show will always have a nice memory for me that I’ll keep to myself.

Sometimes Bob would be accused of sounding the same, and certainly,  Betty Lou has a lot in common with other Seger songs but when you record over 100 songs shit happens.

1. “Nine Tonight” 5:23
2. Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You Eugene Williams 4:00
3. “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” 4:13
4. Hollywood Nights 4:49
5. Old Time Rock & Roll George Jackson, Thomas Earl Jones III 5:12
6. “Mainstreet” 4:04
7. Against the Wind 5:35
8. “The Fire Down Below” 4:47
9. “Her Strut” 3:51
10. “Feel Like a Number” 4:10
11. Fire Lake 3:52
12. “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight” 2:59
13. We’ve Got Tonight 4:55
14. Night Moves 5:44
15. “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” 3:36
16. Let It Rock” (edited for CD – original LP version was 10:30.) Chuck Berry 5:58
17. “Brave Strangers”



  1. I’ve always liked Bob Seger, even if his career has been up and down. Stranger in Town was the second album I ever bought in my life, when I was about 9.


    • Great way to start an album collection, I have the album so it is possible it is on the list. I have a feeling I matched it with the Night Moves LP. The fun part of taping was trying to fill those 90 minutes.


  2. 68elcamino427

    Living to run
    Running to live


    • Mike Sacha

      I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.



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