Bob Seger's 'Night Moves:' His Own 'American Graffiti' Moment
"Night Moves" by Bob Seger is one of the great personal reminiscences in rock music. It tells the story of a young man having his first romantic and sexual experiences with a girl, but it's not at all about true love. A plainspoken account of teenage fumbling, Bob Seger's "Night Moves" is completely relatable for those who were young in the late '50s and '60s, who were becoming (we are led to believe) more adventurous than their parents had been at their age. It was uncharted territory back then; sex education was rumor and folk wisdom passed around by other young people or older brothers and sisters. But biological urges being what they are, the teens in the song -- and in the country -- somehow figured out what to do.