Night Moves

The song “Night Moves” (from the 1976 album of the same name) by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet band is played frequently on the SiriusXM channel we often listen to in the car — or at least did — until the recent direction to stay at home to wait out the coronavirus. (I hope these posts provide a bit of a diversion in your day or evening, by the way!)

While I remember the song from when it was released, I learned of Seger a few years earlier. His 1972 solo album, Smokin’ O.P.’s was another one my brother played during those basement suite parties I was telling you about in my post on Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” I remember the Seger album cover, which mimics the look of a cigarette package. The title refers to smoking other people’s cigarettes. In the context of the record, the title riffed on the fact that Seger “smoked,” or covered, mostly other people’s songs on that album.

Every time “Night Moves” starts playing, its rhythm immediately makes me think of the backup singers, who come in later in the song, but whom I can envision on stage, swaying to the beat of the whole piece. 

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official lyric video for the song from the Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band YouTube channel:

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