[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Seger[/lastfm] has never quite seemed to garner respect in the music world proportional to his popularity with fans. Perhaps it is because, despite making music in the ’60s and ’70s, he never embraced the wider counterculture movement. He once made a song mocking draft-dodgers. He has generally (despite a long haircut in his heyday) not been shown to be too beholden to the avant-garde. Or perhaps it is simply because, in a culture in which only rebels are considered cool, too many ‘conventional’ people like Seger’s music for him to ever break into the rock-fame stratosphere reserved for the likes of only the Hendrixes and Beatles of the world.
Nonetheless, Seger’s career, now starting off its sixth decade, has been rivaled by few. After the jump, check out today’s offering, Still the Same.
Still the Same appeared on Seger’s 1978 album, Stranger in Town, where it was the second track. It was his tenth studio album and the second with his long-time backers, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Silver Bullet Band[/lastfm]. It was also the album that gave us Old Time Rock and Roll, which appeared as the very next track and is one of the most-played rock songs of all time. That single, and the album in general would build on the success Seger found two years previously with Night Moves, and would keep him at the height of his career popularity for decades to come.