What can you say about Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band? Bob was a popular Detroit area singer-songwriter who performed and recorded under various band names in the late 60’s and early 70’s until he put together the Silver Bullet Band with a group of other Michigan musicians in 1973. He and the boys were launched onto the national state in 1976 with the release of Live Bullet recorded live in 1975 at–where else?–Cobo Hall in Detroit.
“Sunspot Baby” was part of his Night Moves album released in 1976. It included a number of popular hits, including “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” “Night Moves” and “The Fire Down Below.” And, while “Sunspot Baby” may have been lost on that album, Seger fans couldn’t get enough of it in his live concerts. In fact, in this video from a Louisville concert in 2011, not only do the fans immediately react to the intro bu they loudly sing along with Bob. It’s a great rock ‘n’ roll song, and you can tell Bob enjoys performing it. For comparison sake, we have included a copy of the original album recording form 1976 … but we always preferred our Seger LIVE!
Here they are, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, from November 11, 2011 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville rocking out “Sunspot Baby!”