第一次听Bob Seger的歌是05年凯奇和迈克尔.凯恩合作的电影The Weather Man中的那首配乐Like A Rock，时间不很长，超喜欢Like a Rock - 送给父亲的一首歌曲，便找了他几乎所有的专辑来听，以后听到的Against The Wind和Turn The Page印象也很深刻，我会陆续把手里有的将近20张专辑发出来。在每张专辑的压缩包里我把专辑的相关英文资料和专辑列表写到了一个TXT文件里，希望能对大家有所帮助！昨天下午到晚上一直是服务器负载，只好早上爬起来发了。汗~
这是Bob Seger的第一张专辑，因为网上对他的中文介绍不多，确如grandia_15发他的Face The Promise时的介绍，他的风格融合了很多风格，第4首GONE就很吸引人，有点迷幻的味道。
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man is a tough album to find (as are all of Seger's pre-Beautiful Loser recordings), but they (this one in particular) are well worth hunting down. With this materpiece, you will explore a side of Bob Seger you likely knew never existed - a side I like even more than his popular stuff! If you're a Seger die-hard, it's worth getting. Just be warned - you're gonna have to search for it.
Bob Seger recorded 'The Bob Seger System', also known as 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man' in 1968. The album scaled the charts to number 62, and two 45's, 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man'/'Tales of Lucy Blue' and 'Ivory'/'Love Needs To Be Loved' charted out at numbers 17 and 97 respectively (the songs predictably did considerably better in Bob's hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where he has been an icon since the late 1960's). Despite this promising debut, it would be another long eight years before Bob would achieve national prominence.
The sound and look of 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man' reflect the psychedelic persuasions of the era it was produced in. While that adds some interesting twists to the disc, it didn't turn out to be Seger's favored genre. Bob did much better as a flat-out rocker, as several songs on this disc attest to, or in the more mainstream persona he adopted in the mid-1970's, primarily pushing romantic ballads. Every time Bob cuts loose on this disc it's a raging success, but the remainder of the tracks meet with mixed results.
Three songs are hands-down winners, beginning with the churning title track, and continuing with one of the first and most stinging Vietnam protest songs, '2 + 2 = ?' ("...you say he died for freedom, if he died to save your lies, go ahead and call me yellow, 2 + 2 is on my mind..."), through 'Ivory' with its fuzzy yet slick lead guitar, and heavy, hand-clap beat. 'Down Home' is another good rock number focused on a dysfunctional family. It's harmonica, bass, and drum driven melody supports the tale of Chicago Green, Aunt Mary, Little Willy, and Eddie. 'Tales of Lucy Blue', despite it's decided psychedelic leanings, manages to deliver a haunting and just a bit sinister lead guitar, and engaging lyrics ("...empty words falling on ears which have never heard, hollow lies comin' from lost, hung up and lonely guys..."). Perhaps 'Lucy Blue' is the lady portrayed on the front insert art, covering her heart and unmentionables, and standing on an icy peninisula that is the mirror-image of Bob's home state of Michigan.
1. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - The Bob Seger System, Dan Honaker, Pep Perrine, Bob Schultz, Bob Seger
2. Tales of Lucy Blue
5. Down Home - The Bob Seger System, , Dan Honaker, Pep Perrine, Bob Seger
6. Train Man
7. White Wall
8. Black Eyed Girl
9. 2 + 2 = ?
10. Doctor Fine
11. Last Song (Love Needs to Be Loved)