Friday, September 28, 2018

Take A Step Back To The Early Days Of "Heavy Music" With Bob Seger & The Last Heard

The legendary rock and roll performer, Bob Seger recently announced his final tour after five decades of performing. Bob Seger started out his career in a number of different bands, but it wasn't until he created Bob Seger & The Last Heard in 1966 that he finally became a frontman. Their single "East Side Story" became a hit on the charts and over the course of following year, Bob Seger & The Last Heard recorded four more singles for the Cameo record label.

After being long out-of-print, the ABKCO Music & Records label gathered all five singles (and their B-sides) for the new release titled "The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967." It was released back on September 7th on CD and 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The ten track listing kicks off with the local, Detroit hit single "Heavy Music (Part 1)," as you can instantly recognize Seger iconic vocals on this classic piece of rock music. This is followed by the first single released by the band, "East Side Story," which carries a psychedelic rock vibe supported by Seger's work on the keyboard. They quicken the pace with the protest song "Persecution Smith," which draws similarities to "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream." The song "Very Few" showcases the band's quieter side with this acoustic folk ballad. The album finishes with the B-side of "Heavy Music" with part 2, which only continues that band's sixties rock sound and the instrumental "East Side Sound." To find out more about this flashback release from Bob Seger & The Last Heard, please visit abkco.com.

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