Turn the Page

“Turn the Page”  is a song originally released by Bob Seger in 1973 on his Back in ’72 album.  Though never released as a single, Seger’s live version of the song on the 1976 Live Bullet album became a mainstay of album-oriented rock radio stations, and still gets significant airplay to this day on classic rock stations.  (More from Wikipedia)

As to the stance that Phil Gammage takes on Cry of the City, other rockers have taken this tack, but it usually doesn’t sound that bad.  Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” – a longtime favorite of mine, and if anything, Metallica’s 1998 cover of Turn the Page” is even better than the 1973 original – explores themes of boredom and isolation, but not poverty and danger.  This is not true of the music video that accompanied the Metallica song, however, which follows a single mother who works as an exotic dancer and a prostitute. 

(March 2015)
Last edited: March 22, 2021