Catherine M. from JAMAICA PLAIN, MA Reviewed on 8/4/2012...
Terrific beat and lyrics.
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Nevermind "Frampton Comes Alive"--Here's The Best There Is
Bud | Seminole, Texas, USA | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When compared to Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band's 1981 powerful live album "Nine Tonight", Peter Frampton's "Frampton Comes Alive"--often considered the greatest live album of rock and roll--appears standard and uninspired.
"Nine Tonight" is an incredible, emotionally charged live set from one of rock and roll's most captivating (yet under-appreciated) performers, Bob Seger. Few times in rock music--especially in the seventies and eighties--does there come along an artist with the ability to captivate a large stadium audience, while at the same time putting on a classic rock and roll show; at the time "Nine Tonight" was released, a stereotype surrounded rock musicians like Bob Seger...that the music, no matter how great it may sound in a studio recording, would always be overshadowed by rowdy crowds filling stadiums only for the parties.
But Bob Seger, with the thundering and flawless Silver Bullet Band, broke that sterotype with an almost magical ability to connect with an audience, to speak to thousands of people in a concert arena as if he were speaking solely with each individual person in the audience.
"Nine Tonight" captures that magic. With each time you listen to the album, you get a sense that Bob Seger is trying to send a message solely to you, yet you still feel the intense excitement of a live performance.
Any Silver Bullet fan knows that Seger and company are some of the best rock and roll performers to experience live. But for anyone with a taste for wonderful live music, I strongly recommend "Nine Tonight." You won't be disappointed."
Bob Seger is experienced best live.
Gary Russell | 01/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My best friend gave me this tape years ago - I just keep wearing out the tape and buying new ones. I also have it on CD but the tape version of Let It Rock is just so much better than the edited CD version. Driving to Hollywood Nights (live) is an experience! Best done on a highway with your cruise control on if you don't want to worry about state troopers - or an accident. And "Night Moves" - I've seen him do this live twice - there's nothing like it. We definitely need another live album by him - soon!!!!"
Live Bullet - The Sequel
Gary Russell | Charleston, WV USA | 07/15/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was Bob's second live album, and as is the case with most sequels, this one isn't quite as good as the first one. At the time of it's release, I was a DJ for a rock station, and remember the mornin' that "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" came in as a single, (45 RPM record). Everyone in the station went nuts over it, and we all watched the mail daily for the album. And we were kind of let down when it finally arrived. The opening/title cut rocked much better than the studio version, (which had been released on the infamous "Urban Soundboy Cowtrack" as we called it), and segued right into the single we'd already been playing. After that, the album served as a sort of "Greatest Hits" at that time. For the most part though, I prefer the studio versions. The notable exception here is "Old Time Rock And Roll," which puts the much over-played studio version to shame. Featuring a :45 second rockin' guitar intro, as opposed to the short piano intro on the studio version, THIS is how the tune SHOULD sound! In summation, if you have the studio versions of the hits, and the first "Live Bullet" album, you don't really need this one...EXCEPT that, no Seger collection is complete without this version of "OTR&R"...Worth buying for that song and the first 2 on the album alone."