Live Bullet, the first of two back-to-back albums that took Bob Seger from a regional act onto the national stage, was released 45 years ago this Monday -- April 12th, 1976. (Night Moves was the other, following in October of that year.)
Recorded on September 4th and 5th, 1975 at Detroit's Cobo Hall, it was the first Seger album credited to him and the Silver Bullet Band.
Considered to be one of the best live albums of all-time,Live Bulletcontains such Seger classics as "Travelin' Man"/"Beautiful Loser," "Turn the Page," "Katmandu," "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man," "Get Out of Denver" and his cover of Ike and Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits," which opens the album.
Dan Carlisle, a disc jockey at the time on WWWW (W4) in Detroit, introduced Seger at Cobo in '75 and his intro can be heard on the album.
In addition to introducing Seger, Carlisle came back out before the encores to rouse the crowd in a further show of support for their hometown hero.
Dan Carlisle can now be heard onThe Everything Showon Saturday nights at 9 ET on KXSF in San Francisco.
Live Bullethas been certified for sales of five-million.