Against The Wind – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – 1980


Album Against The Wind by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Album Against The Wind by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Against The Wind is the eleventh studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. It was released in February 1980 by Capitol Records. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart and stayed there for six weeks. It was certified five times platinum by the RIAA and sold over seven million copies worldwide.

The album features some of Seger’s most popular songs, such as “Against The Wind”, “Fire Lake”, “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” and “The Horizontal Bop”. The album also includes a cover of Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” and a tribute to Seger’s friend and fellow musician Glenn Frey, who died in 2016, on the song “The Famous Final Scene”. The album showcases Seger’s versatility as a songwriter and performer, blending rock, country, folk and pop elements.

Against The Wind received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Seger’s mature and reflective lyrics, his distinctive voice and the tight musicianship of the Silver Bullet Band. The album won two Grammy Awards in 1981: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the title track and Best Recording Package for the cover art. The album is widely regarded as one of Seger’s best works and a classic of American rock music.

Against the Wind” is a timeless classic that continues to inspire listeners today. It is a song about hope, perseverance, and the power of the human spirit.


  • Bob Seger – vocals, guitars, backing vocals
  • Drew Abbott – guitar
  • Alto Reed – saxophone
  • Chris Campbell – bass
  • David Teegarden – percussion, drums
  • Barry Beckett – piano, keyboards
  • Randy McCormick – organ, keyboards
  • Pete Carr – guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson – guitar

Source: Wikipedia

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