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The Bob Seger System - Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

  • The Bob Seger System

    Ramblin' Gamblin' Man LP (1968)

    Capitol Records

Before he was penning American anthems used to peddle Chevy flat beds, Bob Seger was "against the wind" trying to make it as a hard-edged devout Detroit blues rocker that flirted with psychedelic musical elements. His 1968 debut (as The Bob Seger System) is a surprisingly solid opus featuring a modestly successful radio hit with Glen Frye on background vocals and a stew of Hammond organ dominated fuzz rock tracks and folky tangents. Oddly enough some of these tunes have elements of of funk ("White Wall") and weird beat-filled psych freak outs ("Doctor Fine") that made this piece hip with the Soul Strut crowd.


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