Monday, July 23, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #34 - "Mainstreet" (1977)

I was tempted to select "Night Moves," even though it wasn't a summer song (at least not in the way that I am defining them), just for these lines:

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off, I sat and wondered

Well, last night we "woke last night to the sound of thunder," except it had to have been right over our house.  It was 2:30 a.m., and I jumped out of bed, to be honest scared sh*tless, thinking that our neighbors behind us must have built a meth lab that had exploded.  It was that loud.  Of course, that pretty much killed the rest of the night as far as sleep went, since the thunderstorm lasted a good hour, and was followed by a torrential downpour.  Oh well.

But since Bob Seger is on my mind, I'll go with "Mainstreet," a song from the same album that was a summer song - in heavy rotation in these parts, during the summer of 1977.  This was the album where Bob finally made the leap from regional legend to national star, a status that he's never really given up since.  He's still out on the road today, and word is that we'll be seeing an album of new songs from him sometime soon. 

"Mainstreet," Bob Seger, from the summer of 1977.

1 comment:

le0pard13 said...

Love this one, Jeff. Pete Carr performed the guitar solo on this and it melded so smoothly with Seger's vocal and lyrics. Great stuff.