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Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

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Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by matt1 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:01 am

Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (from late 1982 "The Distance") (audio only & album track). When I was hearing "Q106" WJHQ" Jackson, MI back in early 1983, Bob was singing about "You're heading out to Mackinaw City" which was NOT on the album. :shock: :o Did anyone heard that back then?? Here is the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWCFMVR ... eger-Topic



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Re: Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by Robert Faygo » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:06 am

The Mackinaw City lyric is from "Roll Me Away"


Wellllll... la de frickin da

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Re: Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by tigerwings » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:31 pm

The lyric was from "Roll me away":

12 hours out of Mackinaw City
Stopped in a bar to have a brew
Met a girl and we had a few drinks
And I told her what I'd decided to do

"Boomtown Blues" is about those who headed south when hard times hit the auto industry in the late 70's/early 80's and were homesick.

You can't miss that freezin' rain
You'd have to be insane
To head back north
And go through all that again



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Re: Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by matt1 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:38 am

I heard "Roll Me Away" on the FM radio on 105 FM WWCK (when it was a rock station). Actually they used a sound effect on a motorcycle starting up!! The next song on 105 FM WWCK that had that sound effect was The Tubes "She's A Beauty" also in 1983!!! The motorcycle sound effect NOT on their album "Outside/Inside"!! 105 FM WWCK was very weird in 1983 because that station also used opening TV themes including "77 Sunset Strip" & the original "Star Trek"!!!



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Re: Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by Musicrewired » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:07 pm

Q106 was (and is) WJXQ. I remember them around then with their studio (with WKHM) in Vandercook Lake.



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Re: Bob Seger "Boomtown Blues" (1982)

Post by matt1 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:21 am

OOPS, thought it was WJHQ instead of WJXQ Jackson, MI.



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