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in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
‘it was a pretty lovely song.’
‘Wristbanded guest will be able to have a picture taken with Bruce Springsteen!’
Bruce wasn’t here on business; he was only here for fun
Recently two major superstars covered Springsteen songs
this August could be our last E Street sighting for five years… which would make Bruce 72 years old
The music isn’t good, it isn’t bad, it isn’t a song really
“I choose to stand with our sheriffs, who support this bill”
“Bruce Springsteen is a hero and an icon because he gives voice, both through his music and his advocacy, to those who struggle against injustice and equality.”
On his last day, Saturday March 19th, the Food Bank is holding the Bruce Springsteen Fan Volunteer Day
This isn’t a matter of opinion, it simply is.
I’ve got a real bad feeling about this one
Bucket List: Get Married, Get Pregnant, Dance with Bruce
The music isn’t good, it isn’t bad, it isn’t a song really
the joy of life transformed into community
It is the dread of living freed by the joy of life transformed into community.
Without further ado, one of the best shows I’ve ever seen… IL
UPDATE (1/24/16): Starting at 8PM tonight the live recording of The River tour from the Jan. 19 Chicago show will be available as a free MP3 for the next two days.
I don’t see why they panicked, it could have gone on tonight
Saddling up to the one line he really knows “don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy”
This idea has the simplicity of genius
“What we got was a living, breathing classic with songs rarely played, especially here in this “Darkness on the Edge of Town” kind of town”
To say Bruce’s standard of living is a little higher than ours is to state the obvious, but how can he maintain it?
I assume Christie is calling Bruce out because it is true and because Bruce doesn’t wanna be his buddy any more.
I ended up not going to the concert, but I did go to MSG and saw The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street performed live and considered it one of the great concert experiences of my life
I am still buying live albums off Bruce Springsteen’s live.net website (here), APRIL 23, 1988 LOS ANGELES SPORTS ARENA LOS ANGELES, CA is my fifth but it has a special place in my heart because it is the first tour I actually saw him live and went from a sneer to a jeer overnight.
This is pathetic, Sia, the Australian bizarre world? Ed Sheeran? Sting? Sting? Whoops, I said him twice. What, race to the nearest bank more like
When You’re Alone – Bruce Springsteen – “nobody knows where love goes…?” This is a great heartache song but I am in search of a song where the guy gets nowhere near the girl and still has his heart ripped out – A
As I grew older, the Who’s music seemed to grow with me. The sexual frustration, the politics, identity. These things coursed through my veins with every concurring Who album. I always found myself there somewhere in their music. “The Seeker”; the seeker is the guy in “Born to Run.”
The thing to keep in mind here, is this was Bruce as superstar, as popstar, as icon, as white Michael, as God, but what he gave was a performance for the ages which made a mockery of questions of sell out. Preaching to the converted, sure, but some of them were the newly converted.
“If this album hadn’t been so impactful to the fans, if they hadn’t gone out and broken so many records and made sure that I knew that this album was the most important one to them and the one they liked the most, I probably would have had to pull more old hits into the set.”
Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen – This is off his new August 5th, 1985, romp in the swamps of a Jersey Arena. You can hear his ambivalence here, the way you couldn’t there – A
The sound of this CD is high quality but the only deterrent is that on a few songs you truly get to hear every note that the late “Phantom” Dan Federici plays. This is not the best live show that I have heard them play but between you and me, I would gladly give up a couple years of my life to have been there in person. Ladies and gentlemen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band…
Mountain Of Love (Live) – From New Year’s Eve 1975 and look at this: he was 26 years old at the same and the King of every move in the rock and roll yearbook, this Johnny Rivers cover is proof, a blast of joy and fresh air which ignotes with a call for the Big Man – Terrific – A
On this live album “”12/31/75 Upper Darby, PA” Bruce was close but not quite Bruce yet. On the eve of 1976, “Devil In A Blue Dress” seguing into “Good Golly Miss Molly” into “CC Rider” as the minutes ticked into seconds, was the definition of the honest roar of rock and roll
I don’t ask for much: money, girls, tickets to D’Angelo, more money, a very long life with lots of money, but otherwise I leave you to your own devises and I don’t pray on your ass every day. But pleaaaaase, let the next round of leaks be from Sony Music
Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)
Let’s give Bruce Springsteen this much at least: given the opportunity to release his inner Bono, to go to that place where low culture reaches high, he didn’t falter.
Just to test run it, and because I wanted to have his cover of “Royals”, I bought the March 1st, 2014 gig in Auckland, New Zealand, and it is exactly as advertised, three hours plus of live Bruce for a tenner, so not bad. The price of lunch!
As Costello notes on one of these songs, poverty is a different sort of enlistment but anyhow, three songs about war and all A Plusses
None of that excuses the brutal stupidity of Bruce springsteen, Dave Grohl (who doesn’t have a brain, Bruce lends him one) and Zac Brown covering “Fortunate Son”. The more I think about fortunate son, the more crappy it hits me as
U2 (in red) is the band which promotes the most its latest album without any doubt, whereas the Rolling Stones hardly played their latest effort and were rather stuck in some 60s nostalgia… they surely played all these 60s hits. Springsteen had about the same attitude, to a lesser extent.
When Bruce wrote Outlaw Pete he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character. The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head. Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and, for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters.”
This is the beauty of youth. You cannot or will not be denied when it comes to rock and roll. When we saw him in San Diego, we had seats in the first row right behind the stage and after the encore, Max threw his drumsticks to the crowd and I caught one of them…then Bruce threw his sweaty towel to us also…and I caught it!
Outside of Amarillo is a weird roadside attraction known as Cadillac Ranch – a line of ten Cadillacs buried nose first into the ground. Visitors are encouraged to spray paint graffiti on the Detroit relics. Noting one of the cars already was tagged with “Steve,” no work was required on my behalf.
Mrs. Lorene Burns, an Alabama woman that had the famous seven digits for her telephone number was not a fan. “When we’d first get calls at 2 or 3 in the morning, my husband would answer the phone. He can’t hear too well. They’d ask for Jenny, and he’d say ‘Jimmy doesn’t live here anymore.’ Tommy Tutone was the one who had the record. I’d like to get hold of his neck and choke him.”
“I lied to myself and others, and believing those lies, I told myself consistently that whatever was going on with me … I could fix it on my own. I convinced myself that it was normal. I am a deeply flawed and mentally ill person who made some terrible choices, causing so much emotional and financial damage to others. But I believe I have much to offer my community.’
The years have passed and I still think the “Born to Run” and the “Darkness” LP’s are about the best back-to-back albums ever released by an artist. I still hadn’t seen the man live in concert yet. I lived vicariously through bootlegs, live radio concerts and my brother Jack’s photos of Bruce’s show at The Forum.
“For a long part of the year, Thom Zimny and I have been talking about shooting a short film for Hunter Of Invisible Game. We’ve finally got the job done, and we think it’s one of our best. Thanks Thom for the hard work and brotherly collaboration. You and your crew bring it all. And to all of you out there in E St. Nation (fan club), we hope you enjoy.”