Hello all, and welcome back to Tuning Thursdays, where you can kick back, imbibe your preferred libations, and plan to plan what you’ll do for the rest of the day. Last week, we had Jim Croce relay the tale of “Rapid Roy” Hall and those crazy early days of stock car racing. Suffice it to say, the aggressive, rambunctious Roy Hall was as rabid as he was rapid.
This week, we bring you one of classic rock’s greatest acts ever–Bob Seger, and his hit song “Night Moves.” Taken from the album of the same name, the song debuted in December 1976 as a single that reached #4 in the Top 100 and helped to catapult Seger to nationwide fame. The album would go on to achieve six-time platinum status.
Relating the days of Seger’s summer fling in the early 1960s “in the back seat of [his] ’60 Chevy,” the song touched one and all for reminding us of when hormones ruled the mind and body. Fun could be had anywhere, provided the proper mood and setting was in order. Or it was your birthday.
And the early ’60s Impala’s sex appeal hasn’t diminished over the years, either. Rather, the car has managed to attract more adherents and advocates of its ugly-bumping cause, like Curren$y, a rapper whose “6-3 drop top” makes for a fine place to get intimate:
Dude needs to get his air bags looked at. Impalas aren’t supposed to bounce like that, are they? Anyway, thanks for checking out another edition of Tuning Thursdays. We’ll see you soon.