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Buried Treasures & Opinions on Bob Seger

While the charts are dominated by old standards like Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett, there are a ton of exciting, new and lesser-known acts that deserve your attention. Jim and Greg bring you Buried Treasures. Later they review the 17th release from Detroit rocker Bob Seger.

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Music News

Remember when the recording industry was upset that you could record your music and share it via cassette? Then that technology transitioned to burning CDs. And now some car navigational systems allow drivers to record music from personal CDs in addition to calculating routes, playing DVD's, etc. Well the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies continues to dislike this practice and has launched a suit against General Motors and the Ford Motor Company. Ford, for one, is hoping that the precedent established by the Audio Home Recording Act (Congress' compromise between the record industry and CD burners) will throw this one out of court. But it will be interesting to see how this battle of the Big Guns pans out.

Jim and Greg remember electronic music pioneer Mark Bell who died this week at age 43. Bell first came to prominence as a member of the English group LFO (no, not this LFO). But it's his work with Bjork on albums like Homogenic that we'll really miss.

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Buried Treasures

Fall is traditionally the busiest time of year for new music releases, which makes it hard to know what's worth your time and what's worth a pass. Thankfully, Jim and Greg have rummaged through their records and are ready to share the albums they think deserve to be hits.

reviewRide Out (Deluxe)Ride Out available on iTunes

Bob Seger Ride Out

When you hear the name Bob Seger, it's fair to picture your kooky aunt dancing to“Night Moves”at the last family BBQ. But, Jim and Greg say there's more to this Detroit rocker. Now with his 17th album, this elder statesmen is having a real impact in terms of influencing sounds for his neighbors to the south in Nashville. Think Zak Brown and Travis Tritt. So, what do we hear on Ride Out? In addition to some noteworthy covers of songs by Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie and John Hiatt, he really lets his personality shine through on his own material. But, while this artist deserves the respect of you youngins, this isn't a must-own according to Jim and Greg. They say Try It.

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Featured Songs

  1. Tyrannosaurus Rex, Mustang Ford, My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair…But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows, Regal Zonophone, 1968
  2. LFO, LFO, LFO (Single), Warp Records, 1990
  3. Bjork, Jòga, Homogenic, One Little Indian, 1997
  4. Liam Bailey, On My Mind, Definitely Now, Flying Buddha, 2014
  5. Ex Hex, Don't Wanna Lose, Rips, Merge, 2014
  6. Traffic, Hidden Treasure, The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Island, 1971
  7. Twin Peaks, Strawberry Smoothie, Wild Onion, Grand Jury, 2014
  8. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, Blue Dream, Lean into the Wind, Seven Dead Arson Records, 2014
  9. Martin Carr, St. Peter in Chains, The Breaks, Tapeterecords, 2014
  10. Say Hi, Critters, Endless Wonder, Barsuk Records, 2014
  11. The Gotobeds, Fast Trash, Poor People Are Revolting, 12XU Records, 2014
  12. Bruno Mars, Treasure, Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 2014
  13. The Rentals, Thought of Sound, Lost in Alphaville, Polyvinyl Records, 2014
  14. Syd Arthur, Sinkhole, Sound Mirror, Harvest Records, 2014
  15. Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Juicy Lucy, I'm Still Here, Secret Stash Records, 2014
  16. Bob Seger, Detroit Made, Ride Out, Capitol, 2014
  17. Bob Seger, Adam and Eve, Ride Out, Capitol, 2014
  18. Bonobo, Flashlight, Flashlight EP, Ninja Tune, 2014
  19. The Beatles, Anytime at All, Something New, Capitol, 1964
  20. Jungle, The Heat, Jungle, XL Recordings, 2014
  21. Weezer, I. The Waste Land, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, Republic, 2014
  22. The Rolling Stones, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Sticky Fingers, Atlantic, 1971

Footnotes

hollywoodreporter.com Ford Vs. The Music Industry bbc.com Mark Bell R.I.P. sonnyknight.com Sonny Knight & The Lakers tumblr.com Liam Bailey missshevaughnyumawray.com Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray sayhitoyourmom.com Say Hi exhexband.com Ex Hex tumblr.com Martin Carr bandcamp.com Gotobeds sydarthur.co.uk Syd Arthur bobseger.com Bob Seger's Ride Out chicagotribune.com Greg's Bob Seger Review