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This song was off of the 1978 "Stranger In Town" album but was not released as a single until three years later in 1981. It peaked at #48 in the US and #29 in Canada.
There is a bit of odd history to this song which appeared on the 1978 album "Stranger In Town". The intro which you hear twice was an error on the demo tape by one of the engineers at Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama. Seger thought it was part of the song so left it in.
Also, a teenager at the time by the name of Howie McDonald banged on the back door of the studio and asked the engineer if he could play on a record, so the engineer told him to go get his guitar. It was in the car as his parents waited in the parking lot. They hooked him up and he played the lead on the track.
Bob Seger claims he re-wrote the verses but left the chorus as is from the original lyrics by George Jackson, a blues musician. After playing it a few times in Europe, the band took a liking to the song which also appeared in the 1983 movie "Risky Business" starring Tom Cruise. The song peaked at #28 on the US charts.
This was the third single from the "Night Moves" album and peaked at #41, but is a crowd pleaser at concerts and a tribute to Chuck Berry.
Country artist Rodney Crowell actually wrote this song and it was included on Segar's 1983 album "The Distance". The song crossed over onto the country charts peaking at #15 there and hit #2 on Billboards Hot 100. Glenn Frey from The Eagles also sang on this track and the song was also covered by Tanya Tucker later in 1983. This one should be on your best Bob Seger cover songs list to learn for gigs.
Like Sunspot Baby mentioned above, this was another track on the "Night Moves" album that was never released as a single.
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