The Bob Seger System
Bob Seger & The Last Heard ♦ Bob Seger 

Gotta Start Somewhere...

Bob Seger started out in Detroit as a member of Doug Brown & The Omens, who released two singles:
Doug Brown & The Omens
TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Friday) / First Girl
Hideout 1008, 10/65

The Beach Bums
Ballad Of The Yellow Beret / Florida Time
Are You Kidding Me Records 1010, 3/66

parody of Ballad Of The Green Berets, withdrawn when lawsuit threatened
Bob Seger & The Last Heard:
Bob Seger-guitar
Doug Brown-guitar, organ
Dan Honaker-bass
Pep Perrine-bongos
Bob Evans-drums

East Side Story / East Side Sound
Seger (2:25) / Seger (2:25)
Hideout 1013, 5/66

Released nationally as by Bob Seger & The Last Heard on Cameo (C-438), 11/66
Sock It To Me Santa / Florida Time
Seger-Honaker-Lagasse-Leone (2:13) / Punchy (2:10)
Cameo C-444, 12/66

Persecution Smith / Chain Smokin'
Seger (3:02) / Seger (2:43)
Cameo C-465, 3/67

Vagrant Winter / Very Few
Seger (2:19) / Seger (2:30)
Cameo C-473, 4/67

Heavy Music (Part 1) / Heavy Music (Part 2)
Seger (2:32) / Seger (2:32)
Cameo C-494, 7/67


2 + 2 = ? / Death Row
Seger (2:45) / Seger (2:53)
Capitol 2143, 4/68

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man / Tales Of Lucy Blue
Seger (2:20) / Seger (2:13)
Capitol 2197, 10/68 T20


Note: For more information about these early singles, see this excellent blog post at Discogs .

UK Release Note: None of Bob's early albums were released in the UK in this time zone. The first two arrived in 1977.

Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
Capitol ST-172
1/69 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Seger 2:20
Tales Of Lucy Blue Seger 2:23
Ivory Seger 2:25
Gone Honaker 3:25
Down Home Seger 3:10
Train Man Seger 4:05
Side Two
White Wall Seger 5:15
Black Eyed Girl Seger 6:30
2 + 2 = ? Seger 2:47
Doctor Fine Seger 1:05
The Last Song (Love Needs To Be Loved) Seger 3:02
Bob Seger-guitar, piano, organ, vocals
Don Honaker-bass, vocals (lead on Gone)
Pep Perrine-drums, vocals
Mike Erelewine-harp on (Down Home)
Bob Schultz-organ on (Ramblin' Gamblin' Man)
Glenn Frey-guitar, backing vocals (Ramblin' Gamblin' Man)
Penny Lawyer–backing vocals
§Cover Art-Lockart
Produced by: The Bob Seger System and Punch

Note: Tales Of Lucy Blue was the early album title—the cover art was never changed.

Ivory / The Last Song (Love Needs To Be Loved)
Seger (2:25) / Seger (3:02)
Capitol 2480, 4/69 BB

Noah / Lennie Johnson
Seger (2:57) / Honaker (3:00)
Capitol 2576, 7/69


Punch brings Tom Neme to take on sharing singing and songwriting.

Capitol ST-236
9/69 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Noah Seger 2:57
Innervenus Eyes Honaker-Perrine-Seger 2:42
Lonely Man Neme 3:09
Loneliness Is A Feeling† Neme 3:05
Cat Honaker-Perrine-Seger 6:20
Side Two
Jumpin' Humpin' Hip Hypocrite† Neme 3:07
Follow The Children† Neme 3:09
Lennie Johnson Honaker 3:01
Paint Them A Picture Jane† Neme 4:03
Death Row Seger 2:52
Bob Seger-guitar, vocals
Tom Neme-guitar, piano, vocals (†lead vocals)
Bob Schultz-organ, piano, sax, vocals
Dan Honaker-bass, guitar, vocals (lead on Lennie Johnson)
Pep Perrine-drums, percussion, vocals
§Cover Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Punch Andrews


Tom Neme experiment fails. PS: Bob hates this record.

Innervenus Eyes / Lonely Man
Honaker-Perrine-Seger (2:44) / Neme (3:10)
Capitol 2640, 10/69

Lucifer / Big River
Seger (2:20) / Seger (2:48)
Capitol 2748, 2/70 BB

Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/5/70)
Goose Lake International Music Festival(8/9/70)

Capitol ST-499
9/70 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Song To Rufus Seger 2:44
Evil Edna Seger 3:11
Highway Child Seger 2:49
Big River Seger 3:10
Mongrel Seger 2:20
Side Two
Lucifer Seger 2:26
Teachin' Blues Seger 2:00
Leanin On My Dream Seger 3:17
Mongrel Too Seger 4:08
River Deep-Mountain High Barry-Greenwich-Spector 7:26
Bob Seger-guitar, vocals
Dan Watson-organ, piano, vocals
Dan Honaker-bass, guitar, vocals
Pep Perrine-drums, percussion, vocals
§Cover Art-uncredited
Produced by: Bob Seger

Note: River Deep-Mountain High recorded live (venue & date unknown)

After limited success with The System, Bob decides to go it alone
Lookin' Back¹ / Highway Child
Seger (2:43) / Seger (2:49)
Capitol 3187, 9/71 BB


Brand New Morning
Capitol ST-731
10/71 [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Side One
Brand New Morning Seger 3:19
Maybe Today Seger 3:03
Sometimes Seger 5:10
You Know Who You Are Seger 3:23
Side Two
Railroad Days Seger 6:48
Louise Seger 2:45
Song For Him Seger 4:33
Something Like Seger 3:23
Bob Seger-guitar, vocals
§Cover Photo-Thomas
Produced by: Punch Andrews



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