Musical palate cleanser, Doin’ a hundred-twenty man edition

“Well all Chuck’s children are out there playing his licks”

— Bob Seger, “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”

If there’s ever a song where a man lived up to his own words, it’s “Get Out of Denver”, the opener to the criminally underrated Seven, Seger’s great 1974 record.  Listen and see if it doesn’t get your butt shaking this morning.

There’s not a wasted note on there.  Best Chuck Berry takeoff ever.

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5 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, Doin’ a hundred-twenty man edition

  1. 92 grad

    Holy hell, there hasn’t been an artist in the last 20 years that has the vocabulary to want to hit you with a song so hard it feels like the cops banging on your door for 5 minutes at 3:00am.

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    I’m under 40, so I was basically knew next to nothing about Chuck Berry growing up until stumbling upon one of his greatest hits CD (“Gold”) a few years back. Best music discovery I ever made, and I proudly tell others it’s my favorite album of all-time.

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  3. With the exception of “Night Moves,” and “Against the Wind,” if it’s a Seger album, it’s almost a given that it’s “criminally underrated.” Way too many folks seem to think he came out of the cornfields, did “Night Moves” and “That Old Time Rock and Roll,” then rolled away into the distance.

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  4. The first song of seger’s that I learned. Great song. Blistering pace. Used to drive through Eastern CO with this one blasting and hoping I did not run into anyone that thought I looked just like a commie. I did meet a nice school teacher from Greeley though.

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