Guitar Tribute to Bob Seger is better when it stays away from vocals, as its six-string heavy instrumentals best live up to the concept and very title of this strange offshoot of the tribute album genre. Even if "Hollywood Nights" just isn't the same without Seger's storytelling lyrics, it's worlds better than "Fire Down Below" or "Against the Wind," where the vocals of some uncredited yob mark them a step above barroom quality. Unsurprisingly, "Her Strut" works just fine as a swaggering instrumental, while "Like a Rock"'s layers of electric guitar soloing actually reach elegiac levels. A honky tonk take on "Turn the Page" is a nice idea, even if it doesn't really work, and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" is nice enough. With only a couple of decent tracks, Guitar Tribute to Bob Seger is pretty spotty. But it has some novelty value for Seger fanatics.
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AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus