Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights - Live 1978

Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights - Live 1978


Hollywood Nights (Remastered) is performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band in 1978 San Diego, CA concert. The hit single was released that year from the album Stranger in Town.



Bob Seger was never the LA type: Born and raised in Michigan, he remained rooted in the Detroit area and built a reputation as a blue-collar rock star with a Midwest sensibility. When he got off the road and hunkered down to record, he often did so at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, which is even more distant (physically and culturally) than Los Angeles. For the Stranger In Town album, he worked in Detroit and in Alabama but went to LA to finish the album. When he was there, he rented a house in the Hollywood Hills, where he could see the bright lights of the big city.


The "Hollywood nights, Hollywood hills" idea came to him when he was driving in the area; when he got back to his rented house, he saw a copy of Time magazine (March 6, 1978), with the model Cheryl Tiegs on the cover. She fit the LA archetype: blond, skinny, huge smile. Her headline read: The All-American Model.





Lyrics


She stood there bright as the sun on that California coast

He was a midwestern boy on his own

She looked at him with those soft eyes, so innocent and blue

He knew right then he was too far from home

He was too far from home


She took his hand and she led him along that golden beach

They watched the waves tumble over the sand

They drove for miles and miles

up those twisting turning roads

Higher and higher and higher they climbed


And those Hollywood nights

In those Hollywood hills

She was looking so right

In her diamonds and frills

All those big city nights

In those high rolling hills

Above all the lights

She had all of the skills


He'd headed west 'cause he felt that a change

would do him good

See some old friends, good for the soul

She had been born with a face that would let her get her way

He saw that face and he lost all control

He had lost all control


Night after night, day after day, it went on and on

Then came that morning he woke up alone

He spent all night staring down at the lights of LA

Wondering if he could ever go home


And those Hollywood nights

In those Hollywood hills

She was looking so right

It was giving him chills

In those big city nights

In those high rolling hills

Above all the lights

With a passion that kills


In those Hollywood nights

In those Hollywood hills

She was looking so right

In her diamonds and frills

All those big city nights

In those high rolling hills

Above all the lights

She had all of the skills





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