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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday Music "American Storm" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

I heard this song over the weekend as we were  driving home from Port Canaveral after completing a 8 day 7 night cruise.  If you have never gone on a cruise, you need to go, we have gone on several cruises and "Royal Caribbean is pretty good, not as good as Disney but a more bang for the buck kinda thing.  I did a quick post last week after I found a WiFi Node and got a post in.  Well anyway we got back and I was real busy getting back into the routine and cleaning up the yard from the storms we had roll through here last week.  I also went on Monday to meet Old NFO at the original Chickfila in Hapeville Georgia.  He is a straight up nice guy and a class act and it is his fault that I am blogging so you can blame him for foisting me on the blogging world.
Back to the song, I got this on a Tuesday and I will do another edition of my "Red Storm Rising" equipment tomorrow.  Sorry about the delay.  I like blogging, but I like sleep also.    This is a good song and we played the mess out of this song while we were in Europe and when we got sent to the Persian Gulf for Desert Shield and Desert Storm we had this song dedicated to Saddam Hussain along with AC/DC "Thunderstuck".  I didn't know until I was doing the research for the song that it was related to dope....funny how we glom onto a lyric and carry it forward Lol.

"American Storm" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was recorded with The Silver Bullet Band and released in March 1986 as the lead single from their album Like a Rock. The single peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number 2 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Like a Rock is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). The title track is best known for being featured in Chevrolet truck commercials throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. "Fortunate Son" is a live cover of the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit, recorded March 31, 1983 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. It was originally available only as the B-side of the American Storm single, and was added as a bonus track to the CD release of the album. The vinyl version ends with "Somewhere Tonight". The song "Miami" is featured in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice. This is the first studio album credited to "Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band" that doesn't feature the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section replacing the Silver Bullet Band on any tracks.
Despite having sold upward of three million US copies, it has never been certified above Platinum status.

 In 1986, Seger told the New York Times that the song is about cocaine abuse. "I wrote it after reading 'Wired,' Bob Woodward's biography of John Belushi. That was two and a half years ago, when there was a lot of publicity about cocaine abuse in show business. At the time, I thought that it was just a trend that would quickly die out and that the song would be out of date when it came time to record. But the situation has gotten worse. Maybe cocaine isn't quite as fashionable on the East and West Coasts these days, but the plague has spread into the heartland -- into the Middle West and the South. The key line in 'American Storm' is 'You never feel the need.' You never feel anything when you're on drugs. You're numb. You're afraid to feel for one reason or another, and that's why you turn to drugs. I want to see people not do that."

The music video featured Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Randy Quaid and Scott Glenn.

1 comment:

  1. Good song, and I can't take ALL the credit! Great to see you as always!