After forming his Silver Bullet Band and touring relentlessly, Bob went Top 40 with a live LP before going Top 10 with this 1976 smash. From the album opener Rock and Roll Never Forgets to the two other hits here, the irresistible Night Moves and the bittersweet Mainstreet , this remains a certified classic of heartland rock!
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After more than 10 years working the Midwest club circuit, Detroit's Bob Seger hit mainstream American paydirt with this distillation of working-class values and juke-joint rock & roll. His regional success had been brewing throughout the mid-'70s, but after Bruce Springsteen connected with Born to Run (copping Seger's traditional rock values, to say nothing of his husky tone), it was only a matter of time before Seger found his ticket. Seger scores here with the nostalgic title track, the somber ballad "Mainstreet," the over-tanked rocker "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets," and the raunch standard "The Fire Down Below." --Rob O'Connor