My Bob Seger Collection

most via the generosity of Peter Kanze

Peter Kanze and Bob Seger, Cleveland Ohio 1978
(photo: Janet Macoska)

 

A good portion of my collection of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band related materials comes from Peter Kanze of North White Plains New York. Peter worked in the music industry for many years and amassed a collection of Bob Seger albums, 45's, 12" singles and original acetates from 1966-1990.

Peter gave me these when he discovering there was someone out there who would appreciate this collection. Peter gave Bob some of the older Cameo 45's on one of the occasions of their meeting.

Below is a listing of items in the collection with some having links to photos of some of the rare items. Both Peter and I hope you enjoy seeing this extensive collection.

Click here to read about Peter and some encounters with Bob

Acetates

Hollywood Nights/Brave Strangers July 20, 1978 Labeled Wally
RR Never Forgets proof date 6/10/77 Master No. 93433-A
RR Never Forgets/Fire Down Below proof date 6/10/77

What is an acetate?  (from http://www.moremusic.co.uk/links/features/acetate.htm )
An acetate is a transitional stage between the master tape and the finished vinyl record
Originally acetates were used for home recording in the days before tape recorders. A machine actually cuts the grooves into the acetate like a lathe. This can be computerised, or done manually by the engineer.

The acetate is used to assess whether the music has been successfully transferred to disc. It is checked by the sound engineer. There may be only one copy made of a particular recording, sometimes more are cut and sent to the studio and band members for approval.
The acetate comes before making the master, and allows the sound to be checked without great expense. Sometimes DJs and remixers will get acetates cut in order to have an exclusive mix to play out!
It is unusual for more than a dozen to be manufactured, so from the collector's point of view an acetate is a rare find indeed! If the recording is rejected the acetate may be the only record that survives. The rejected cut may simply be poor quality, however the artist may have opted to use a different take of the song, if so, the acetate becomes much more precious.

  Spotting one!  

An acetate looks like a vinyl record, but it is actually a metal plate covered in a layer of acetone.
Spotting an acetate, Look for the following:
 

12" Singles

Tryin' To Live my Life without You 1980 promo copy 2 copies
American Storm 1986 promo copy 2 copies
The Aftermath 1986 promo copy 3 copies
Main St./Fire down below,Come to Poppa   promo copy Special Disco Mix
Till It Shines/Beautiful Loser, Get out of Denver     UK Import
Old Time RR/Sunspot Baby   promo copy  
Roll Me Away/Boomtown Blues   promo copy  
Let It Rock   promo copy  
Understanding     Teachers Soundtrack, Pic Sleeve
Shakedown   B/W Pic Sleeve, 2 copies
Like A Rock (edited version/LP Version)      
Old Time RR   promo copy  
Miami   promo copy  
It's You (single remix),The Aftermath(12" remix) / It's You (extended remix)      

 

LP's

Off  the Record w/Mary Turner Part 1 Aired 1/9/84, Part 2 Aired 1/16/84 4 LP's Orig LP for Radio Broadcast
The Bob Seger Odyssey "A 17 year overnight success Story" 1974 concert rebroadcast/1982 interview  2 LP's Orig LPs for Radio Broadcast
Rock Watch interview Aired 7/10-11-12/1987 3 LP's Orig LPs for Radio Broadcast w/4 cue sheets
The Bob Seger Story-Toronto Canada Aired 2/28/77  1 LP Orig LP for Radio Broadcast, 1 distribution letter
"Innerview" interview  1 LP Orig LP for Radio Broadcast w/1 cue sheet
Westwood One Off the Record w/Mary Turner Aired June 6, 1980  2 LPs Orig LPs for Radio Broadcast, w/2 cue sheet
King Busicuit Flower Hour, The Best of the Biscuit-A conversation with Bob Seger Aired 4/6/80 2 LP's Orig LPs for Radio Broadcast, w 1 cue sheet
Artist Profile  2 LPs Orig LP for Radio Broadcast, w/ 2 cue sheets, 5 promo announcements, 1 sheet newspaper copy w/photo.
Seger Classics UK #232/1000 RARE, Only 1,000 copies made Autographed by Chris Campbell April 2002. Said he had never seen this one before.
Seven test pressing Rev 1/31/77  
Noah 2 copies: 1 Mint, 1 sealed  
Smokin'OP's test pressing Rev 1/31/77  
Back in 72 Mint  
Teachers soundtack promo Mint- 2 copies  
Ramblin Gamblin Man Excellent Condition  
Mongrel Mint, original gatefold  
Smokin'OP's Mint  
Seven Promotional Copy  
Beautiful Loser Mint  
The Distance Promotional Copy  
Live Bullet    
3rd Power Believe   Drew Abbott's Band
Pep Perrine, Live & In Person    
Against The Wind Sealed, hole upper right  
Mongrel Mint, re-release hole in right corner  
Seven Sealed, hole upper right  
Smokin' OP's Sealed, hole upper right  
Like A Rock Sealed promo copy  
FM Soundtrack    
Night Moves    
Nine Tonight mint  
 

Forty Fives

(categorized by corresponding Albums)

MISC. 45's

Side A or Title Side B Label Date Note Copies
As Long as I can Play Mono/Stereo Palladium 1973 Promo Copy  
Bob Seger Interview Clive Davis What's It All About May 1977    
Bob Seger Interview Boston What's It All About Jan 1979    
Bob Seger Interview Lobo What's It All About Oct 1975    
East Side Story Think About Me/Clarke DECCA p 1966    
Sparrows Corner Good Day DECCA ? Cartmell/Nelson  
4 is a Four Letter Word The Last Song from RGM ?   Gatefold 45 w/ 4 tracks, 3 of other artists Picture Sleeve 2 copies

Sound Track 45's

Movie Side A Side B Date Copies Note
Risky Business Old Time RR Roll Me Away 1983

3

Picture Sleeve
Teachers Understanding East LA

 

2

Picture Sleeve
Beverly Hills Cop II Shakedown Shakedown  

2

Promo Copy (PS)
Beverly Hills Cop II Shekedown Aftermath  

1

Picture Sleeve
           

Ramblin' Gambilin' Man 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
The Last Song Ivory Bob Seger System Capitol 1  
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Tales of Lucy Blue Bob Seger System Capitol 1  
Death Row 2+2=? Bob Seger System Capitol 1  
2+2=? 2+2=? Bob Seger System Capitol/StarLine 2  

Noah 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
Noah Lennie Johnson Bob Seger System Capitol 2  
Innervenus Eyes Lonely Man Bob Seger System Capitol 1  
           

Mongrel 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
Lucifer Big River Bob Seger System Capitol 1  
Lookin' Back Highway Child Bob Seger System Capitol 1 (PS) Cardboard w/Bob playing
           

Brand New Morning 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
UMC This Old House Bob Seger Palladium 1 marked 1974
           

Smokin' OP's 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
Jesse James If I Were A Carpenter   Palladium 1  
Jesse James If I Were A Carpenter   Palladium 1 (PS) Cardboard w/OP's Artwork
           

Back In 72 45's

SideA SideB Group Label Copies Note
Midnight Rider-Stereo Midnight Rider-Mono   Palladium 1 promo copy
Rosalie-Stereo Rosalie-Mono   Palladium 1 promo copy
Back In 72 Rosalie   Reprise 1 (PS) Cardboard w/72 art
Get Out of Denver & Back in 72 Rosalie & Midnight Rider     2 (PS) Headshot of Bob Singing
           

Beautiful Loser 45's

Live Bullet 45's

Nightmoves 45's

Stanger in Town 45's

Against the Wind 45's

The Distance 45's

Like A Rock 45's

Fire Inside 45's


 
Item's I have collected over the years, some autographed:

Item Description How acquired Date Comment
Against the Wind T-shirt 10/7/80 Boston Garden Show 10/7/1980 My first concert
Distance Tour T-shirt 1983 Worcester Centrum Show 1983
Like A Rock T-shirt 1986 Boston Garden Show 1986
Bandana - black with bullet girls logo 1986 Boston Garden Show 1986 Sent to Chris, signed April2002
1986 Tour Book 1986 Boston Garden Show 1986
Black T-shirt (Bob on Front) from 96 tour 1996 Boston Garden Show Feb-96 Never worn
Autographed Greatest Hits LP gift from Chris Campbell 7/30/1996 Double album, To Kevin Walsh written across Bobs chest by Chris Campbell, signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig. Dated by Bob 4/95.
Autographed Photo of Chris Campbell gift from Chris Campbell 7/30/1996
2/15/96 Washington DC video Bootleg vendor Oct-98 Shot from stage right balcony
2 Artist Guest Backstage Passes - Palace at Auburn Hills, MI gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Black P-Bass
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Kenny Aronoff w/vintage sunburst Jazz
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Kenny Aronoff w/vintage white P-bass
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Tim Mitchell @ Pine Knob, white vintage P-bass
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Tim Mitchell red Peavy bass
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris w/Drew Abbott w/vintage sunburst Fender Jazz bass
8x10 concert photo gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Chris playing R&Roll never forgets, Pine Knob w/Tim, Mark, and Drew. Inscribed on back by Chris
Chris Campbell's 96 tour laminates gift from Chris Campbell 2/15/1999 Ist laminate - ItsAMyst logo, gold star, Artist/Staff, #2 on front, ID photo of Chris on back. 2nd has Ghits art on front Artist/Staff. Both on original neck rope.
Silver Bullet Band Trade magazine Ads Ebay 5.00 Aug-99 1 from Itís a Mystery, 2 from Fire Inside
Promotional Foam Rock-Capitol Records 1986 Ebay- $8.00 Oct-99
8x10 B/W photo of band Ebay-$2.00 Jan-00 RR Track shot used in Itís a Mystery (framed, hanging in office)
"The Bob Seger Collection" Compilation album - AUSTRAILIA Ebay - $18.00 Jan-00 Poor condition but rare
Black T-shirt (Band photo on Front) 1999 Ebay- $6.00 2/15/2000 RR Track shot used in Itís a Mystery
Back in 72 original album Ebay - $8.00 Mar-00 Fair condition
Smokin Ops original Album w/above Mar-00
5/96 Canada concert video (bootleg) Ebay- $15.00 Apr-00 Shaky
Against the Wind Music Book Ebay $7.00 Apr-00
Against the Wind CD - signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig signatures-Chris Campbell Jun-00 My CD, Chris had band sign. Took to FL to have Bob sign while golfing
Nine Tonight CD - signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig signatures-Chris Campbell Jun-00 My CD, Chris had band sign. Took to FL to have Bob sign while golfing
Like A Rock CD - signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig signatures-Chris Campbell Jun-00 My CD, Chris had band sign. Took to FL to have Bob sign while golfing
Limited Edition, special packaging Live Bullet CD - signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig signatures-Chris Campbell Jun-00 My CD, Chris had band sign. Took to FL to have Bob sign while golfing
Limited Edition, special packaging Night Moves CD - signed by Bob, Chris, Alto, and Craig signatures-Chris Campbell Jun-00 My CD, Chris had band sign. Took to FL to have Bob sign while golfing
Last Show at Pine Knob-video made only for the band Jun-00
It's A Mystery Music Book Ebay - $5.00 6/20/2000 Received from a guy in U.K.
Press Kit - Like A Rock Ebay - $10.50 Jul-00 (articles, photo, 45, promo folder)
Against the Wind logo patch Ebay- $6.00 Jul-00 (to go on a baseball hat)
Promo CD Single - I Wonder Ebay- $1.00 Aug-00
1992 Interview CD - Radio Station Promo Ebay- $8.00 9/11/2000
1" Against the Wind Pin Ebay - 1.98 9/13/2000 Old, poor condition
5/23/96 Chicago Concert Bootleg video Traded a fan in CO. 11/15/2000 OK! Shot from stage left, Nice close shots of all band members
Black T-shirt 96 tour. Harley and Seger logo on front Gift from Chris Campbell 4/2/2002 Sent back with stuff Chris autographed.
Autographed Fender-P Bass Guitar signature-Chris Campbell 4/2/2002 Pickguard from my bass signed by Chris Campbell 4/2/02; Shaun Murphy, Billy Payne signed 8/27/03
Teachers single 45 sleeve autographed by Chris Campbell
Miami single 45 sleeve autographed by Chris Campbell
No Mans Land/ATW single 45 sleeve autographed by Chris Campbell
ATW single 45 sleeve autographed by Chris Campbell
Special Edition double gatefold Like A Rock 45 autographed by Chris Campbell
12' LP single autographed by Chris Campbell
Creem Magazine Oct 1980 autographed by Chris Campbell
Like A Rock LP autographed by Chris Campbell My original LP from 1986
Stranger in Town picture LP autographed by Chris Campbell Signed directly on the LP
Original Press run artwork for ATW 8-track label autographed by Chris Campbell on the back
Greatest Hits 2 CD - Signed by Bob Seger and Chris Campbell Signatures from Chris 11/20/03 Sent to Chris, he had Bob sign while golfing with him
Against the Wind logo patchs (3) Ebay-$9.00
It's A Mystery Tour shirt Ebay - $11.49 7/15/2004 It's a mystery logo
Nine Tonight 3ftx3ft Record Store Poster Ebay - $11.07 10/4/2004 Photo of Bob and Drew, with Chris and Alto jumping off stage. Huge poster.