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Like a Rock

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Released  April 1986
Length  43:55
Release date  April 1986
Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll
Recorded  1985-1986
Like a Rock (1986)  The Fire Inside (1991)
Label  Capitol Records
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Artist  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Producers  Punch Andrews, David N. Cole, Bob Seger
Similar  The Bob Seger Collection, Noah, Greatest Hits 2, It's a Mystery, Early Seger Vol 1

Like a Rock is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). The title track is best known for being featured in Chevrolet truck commercials throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. "Fortunate Son" is a live cover of the 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit, recorded March 31, 1983 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. It was originally available only as the B-side of the American Storm single, and was added as a bonus track to the CD release of the album. The vinyl version ends with "Somewhere Tonight". The song "Miami" is featured in an episode of the TV series Miami Vice. This is the first studio album credited to "Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band" that doesn't feature the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section replacing the Silver Bullet Band on any tracks.


Despite having sold upward of three million US copies, it has never been certified above Platinum status.


The album was originally going to be named "American Storm" after the first track and was going to be released in December 1985, but it was delayed and the name was changed.

Track listing

All tracks written by Bob Seger, except where noted.

Silver Bullet Band

  • Bob Seger - acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, vocals
  • Craig Frost - organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboard
  • Chris Campbell - bass
  • Alto Reed - baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Additional musicians

  • Dawayne Bailey - acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar on "Like a Rock"
  • Pete Carr - guitar on "American Storm"
  • Dann Huff - guitar on "Sometimes"
  • Fred Tackett - acoustic guitar, guitar on "The Ring" "Sometimes" "Somewhere Tonight"
  • Rick Vito - acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar on "Like a Rock" "Miami" "The Ring" "Tightrope" "The Aftermath" "Somewhere Tonight"
  • Drums & Percussion
  • John "J.R." Robinson - drums on all tracks except:
  • Russ Kunkel - drums on "American Storm" "Like a Rock"
  • Gary Mallaber - drums on "The Ring"
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion on "Miami" "The Aftermath" "It's You"
  • Keyboards
  • Bill Payne - synthesizer, piano, keyboard on all tracks except "Tightrope"
  • David Cole - synthesizer on "It's You"
  • Horns
  • Gary Grant - trumpet on "Miami"
  • Gary Herbig - saxophone on "Miami"
  • Jerry Hey - trumpet on "Miami" "The Aftermath" "Sometimes"
  • Kim Hutchcroft - saxophone on "Miami" "Sometimes"
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. - trombone on "Miami" "The Aftermath" "Sometimes"
  • Marc Russo - saxophone on "Miami" "The Aftermath" "Sometimes"
  • Ernie Watts - saxophone on "Miami" "The Aftermath" "Sometimes"
  • Additional vocals
  • Laura Creamer - background vocals on "Tightrope" "The Aftermath" "It's You" "Somewhere Tonight"
  • Mark Creamer - background vocals on "Tightrope" "The Aftermath" "It's You"
  • Donny Gerrard - background vocals on "Tightrope" "The Aftermath" "It's You" "Somewhere Tonight"
  • Don Henley - background vocals, harmony vocals "Miami"
  • Shaun Murphy - vocals & background vocals on "Tightrope," background vocals on "The Aftermath" "Somewhere Tonight," harmony vocals on "Sometimes" "It's You"
  • Timothy B. Schmit - background vocals "Miami"
  • The Weather Girls (Izora Armstead and Martha Wash) - background vocals on Like a rock, Tightrope and The Aftermath.
  • Production

  • Producers: Punch Andrews, David N. Cole, Bob Seger
  • Engineers: David N. Cole, Greg Edward, Shelly Yakus
  • Assistant engineers: David Axelbaum, Bob Castle, Judy Clapp, Peter Doell, Steve Himelfarb
  • Mixing: Punch Andrews, David N. Cole, Bob Seger
  • Mastering: Wally Traugott
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey, Alto Reed
  • Art direction: Bill Burks, Roy Kohara
  • Design: Mark Shoolery
  • Photography: Aaron Rapoport
  • Charts

    Album - Billboard (North America)

    Singles and album tracks - Billboard (North America)


    1American Storm4:18
    2Like a Rock5:57


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