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Bob Seger: The Distance

Mitchell Cohen, Creem, April 1983

THERE'S A NEW furrowed-brow earnestness now emerging in American rock 'n' roll, a grainy neo-realism that depicts workaday lives in ways that were once the exclusive province of country music, a neorealism which is attempting to chart the widening gap between what we'd hoped for (romantically, socially, economically) and what we're currently experiencing. Rock for the new recession, rock that wonders how things got off the tracks.

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