― Patrick, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Omar, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
I can't get worked up and annoyed about Bruce in the way I can about
some other rockers. He has an ear for a great line (the opening
of "Hungry Heart" for instance) and I can forgive him a lot for that.
He doesn't resonate with me and like the Replacements I think that's
a cultural thing.
I also - and this is totally subjective - never get the impression
Bruce ever thinks he's particularly cool. Which is not something I
can say of most other 'real rock'n'roller' types, mainstream or
― Tom, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
File under yet to be discovered. I was listening to an apologetic defence of his
work from Sean Rowley on the radio the other day, and it got me wondering
again. People of my generation's first real exposure to him was the 'Born in
the USA' air-punching era and that obviously wasn't likely to engender much
interest. Yes, I know it was all ironic.
What I have heard of his 70's stuff sounds like I might grow to love it. That
midwest blue-collar world his songs inhabit seems harder to relate to than
any other, but even in 1988, I had the feeling Paddy McAloon was missing the
point with the song 'Cars & Girls'.
At the moment, I'm afraid the song of his I like best is a 90s one - 'If I Should
Fall Behind', which I only know from the Grant McLellan cover version.
Badly Drawn Boy is a Springsteen obsessive, which I thought was quite cute.
― Nick, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― matthew stevens, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Simon, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
And yes, Tom, he's got a very good ear for a line.
― Ally, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
I heard the version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" when I was
young and that is pretty spiff, I freely agree. Circa 1984, liking El
Bruce was unsurprising for me as that was a pretty damn good radio
year -- Chuck Eddy specifically called it as such in _Stairway to
Hell_, and he was goddamn right. Thus liking all that stuff he made
was a matter of course alongside all those singles from _Purple Rain_
and _Like A Virgin_ and etc.
Time went on and I proceeded to not care. I never cared enough to buy
an album anyway, and the 'classic early singles' only made sense in my
classic rock phase, which lasted about nine months in senior year.
Then I ended up in LA and encountered the first of Robert Hilburn's
345,234,843 printed sermons on How Bruce Springsteen Heals the Sick,
Raises the Dead and Means More to Human Existence Than the Combined
Efforts of Louis Pasteur, Billie Holiday and Charles Schulz. I
encountered other blowhards. The music touched me with the impact of
a dying flea. A roommate was obsessed with him to the point of near
mania. I cried.
Frankly, the Walkabouts any day of the goddamn week, month, year,
decade, century, etc. If the relative fame levels were reversed, I
would cling to this assumption with even more deep, abiding passion
because then I would have The People on my side. Even alone, though,
it's comfy. And Frankie Goes to Hollywood's version of "Born to Run"
is my fave.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Sterling Clover, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
i actually liked born_in_the_u.s.a when it came out at age 7, but
later, i found it to be an obstacle in getting to love bruce, and i'm
sure there are a ton of artists out there whose work at that time has
kept people away from them.
as sterling said, it's funny what driving a car can do, especially
when it's another dark and lonely night out on an empty anonymous new
jersey highway and "born to run" comes on the highway. but i've been there, so i'll move on.
you can get by on the first five or so albums on the music and
production alone -- unless of course you hate phil spector and are,
therefore, destined to spend eternity in hell -- and the later stuff
will stick if you find something in the lyrics that rings far too
true. sure, he mines the same territory in a lot of his songs, but so
do belle & sebastian and so did the smiths; except the kids in
bruce's songs could kick the ass of their counterparts in the
ned, i think you have the same problem as tom: it's a cultural
― fred from new jersey, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
It's not a cultural thing; I mean for god's sake Motorcycle Emptiness
might as well be Bruce Springsteen on a literacy trip in terms of
subject, and I know Tom likes the song, and I believe Ned does too.
Whether that particular statement was tongue in cheek or not, it's a
tired excuse and reasoning, one usually used by the saddest of Bruce
Springsteen fans, the ones who "identify" with his sentiments,
seemingly losing track of the fact that BRUCE'S CHARACTERS NEVER
ACTUALLY MAKE IT OUT. Some positive role models to rock out to.
The thing is, I think it's the voice and the earnestness, which was
already said. The stylistic values of it....the basic cultural and
escape sentiments, lyrically, of Motorcycle Emptiness and Born to Run
might be very similar in tone, but the style and vocalisings are
entirely, 100% different. Bruce has a very sarcastic bent, a very
dark bent, lyrically, but his style of music softens the blow and
sometimes people just don't like it.
And those people are wrong, incidentally :P
― Ally, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Nebraska is half good but doesn't deserve the plaudits it gets as the
Springsteen album it's cool to like.
The rest is pretty much DUD.
― alex thomson, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Nevermind that Born in the USA was my first record not meant to
be played on the Fisher Price record player (with the STEEL
Nevermind the fact that Born to Run is one of the best driving
albums ever when your top is down and it's summer and the
road between Ventura and home stretches out and empty at
night with no cops...
Nevermind he has out Dylan-ed Dylan
Nevermind that he can outrage The Man as he pushes the dark
side of life. (41 Shots)
Nevermind the line "The record company Rosie, JUST GAVE ME
A BIG ADVANCE!"
Nevermind the Live box set, reminding us just how powerful he
Nevermind Time and Newsweek
Nevermind The cover of Jersey Girl
Nevermind the MTV Unplugged set where he scrapped the entire
notion of an acoustic show and just plugged in and tore down
Nevermind everyone on this list who called him a dud.
― JM, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
well, Bruce isn't *that* bad! ;)
― Omar, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
La Bruce just collectively calls to my mind a stunted bastard vision of
music that presumes he was the sole carrier of the 'spirit of rock and
roll truth' that the Beatles and Stones 'started' in the sixties. A
CLAIM I HAVE ENCOUNTERED MORE THAN ONCE, though thankfully not here,
and happily never from the man's own lips either, at least to my
knowledge. Without that rhetoric I would just shrug and ignore him for
somebody more interesting, but with it, frankly, he becomes a very very
useful target to kick against. Perhaps only a straw man, but one I
wouldn't mind seeing go up in flames.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
The boy has fallen off of late, but... I'm reminded of the Bangs
article where he describes how he dismissed this Maoist band as
sounding like Bruce, and the band replied "oh, good, the working
class like that stuff" or something of the sort, and I'm reading this
thinking -- no. no. no. The correct answer is "oh, good. Bruce
What I appreciate about Bruce is how he can capture the majesty of a
major chord. How so many of his songs have the same progression, but
you don't realize it 'till you try to play 'em yourself. How he can
take gospel music and write it to a girl instead. And yes, more of
them damn anthems.
I mean.. I know that anthems aren't an alien concept to the
UK -- after all, The Who were full of them. But maybe British anthems
are a different type a "get off of my cloud" or "sod off" type, more
cynical and pissy than dreamy and wide-eyed. Maybe this is, after
all, because America is The Big Country, The Great Bitch, et cet.
Maybe to get America you have to get just how there's always
somewhere you might go, maybe.
Along these lines, "Not Fade Away" which is a novel by Jim Dodge is a
great rock road story, sort of like the lighter side of Richard
Hell's "Go Now" or the more earnest(?) side of Bruce
McCullough's "Doors Fan" sketch (on his album, Shame-Based
Man). Yes. Get that spirit of the open highway.
― Sterling Clover, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Michael Daddino, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Mark Richardson, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
I will say, though, that I do lack a car and have never had one. That
might serve as a better explanation. ;-)
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Patrick, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
I wish I wasn't misinterpreting.
― Otis Wheeler, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Ally, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Inspirational in some ways. I have often felt that England needed a
Springsteen, albeit not just a a copycat 'rocker'; I mean, someone who
would write about all the lost and found small-town lives. But to be
fair, I suppose there is already a UK tradition here: the probably
Jarvis Cocker is a case in point.
― the pinefox, Wednesday, 28 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Robin Carmody, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Michael Bourke, Sunday, 4 March 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
1. they don't understand that he's actually not as "pro-america" as
they might think he is
2. they don't have as close a connection to "old school" code (which
includes "old school" rock)
3. they are mostly college kids on their way up to some office job or
whatever that is removed (if not far removed) from the "underworld"
(the "blue collar" or "real" world) to get the lyrical sentiments
4. well, and...sometimes people just don't like something 'cause they
just don't like it
I, however, do not apply to any of those 4. For I actually do "get"
some of the appeal of Bruce (albeit, it took my until my mid or late
twenties to get there). Sure, his overly sentimental (downright
broadway or maudlin) look at the working class can be a bit (or a
bunch) too much. And sure, his music can be too simple and/or too
derivitive. But, that's a part of the whole. Familiarity in both music
and lyrics, is a large part of the appeal of his stuff (and those like
him, ala Mellencamp, etc). He just had the concept to put nearly a
whole career on the working class/blue collar life like no other has
(not in such a wide reaching broad sense, at least - other than
Mellencamp, but Bruce did it a bit better and first).
Having said all that, 'Nebraska' and 'Ghost of Tom Joad' are the only
two full albums that I would declare anywhere near a "classic" state
of existence (with 'Nebraska' being the one clear-cut vote). Many of
the rest of his 70's and 80's albums have some good solid worthy
singles on them, but. I can't go so far as to get 'The River' (for
example) anywhere near a "classic" nod. That one, in particular, I
find to be overrated (though still having the wonderful track "Stolen
Car" and the title track deserving of 'Nebraska'-like attention).
― michael g. breece, Sunday, 1 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Anyways, I forgot to mention to huge (to the point of shadowing)
element as to one of the why's (or why not's) of enjoy/appreciating
Bruce. Which is: DRIVING. Cars and driving is such a central and/or
reoccuring figure/subject in his work that...I can't believe I forgot
to touch upon that (only after reading some of the others posts, darn
it). But yea, I do LOVE to drive. Which also helps to explain the
appeal of Springsteen (to me, at least).
*By the way, I do own that McCulloch album 'Shame Based Man'
and...love it (some really funny stuff and one of the very rare
comedy albums worthy of many plays - if not it's own discussion here
on "I Love Music"...anyone?). Every single one of my girlfriends (one
present, others past) hated it. "And if (after torching the stolen
car) you can still hear the Doors playing...then you have become...a
DOORS...FAN!" I'm not a Doors fan, however.
― michael g. breece, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― the pinefox, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
I hadn't listened to this record in a couple of years, but god, it
still sounded great. Actually, I kept getting shivers down my spine
when it was playing and it had me close to tears a few times (mostly
on "Thunder Road" and "Backstreets.") Listening to this today finally
settled an ILM debate for me: Music can never affect me quite as much
now as it did when I was a teenager. No record I've heard in the last
few years, including Loveless, has had as much affect on me as
Born to Run did this morning, and I know it's not just
because Born to Run is such a great album. This is a record
that got to me when I was young and emotionally vulnerable in a way
that I'm not anymore, at the age of 32. I still feel music very
deeply and appreciate and enjoy a wider range of music than ever, but
music doesn’t completely overpower me the way it did when I was 15.
Springsteen is still a big classic, by the way, despite all the
incredibly corny lines on Born to Run.
― Mark, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― DeRayMi, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:18 (11 years ago) Permalink
"candy's room" is the grebtest song ever written about being in love w. a prostitute when you sound a bit like david bowie
― mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:22 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:25 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:29 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:31 (11 years ago) Permalink
Is this a new genre? Cos that'd be fucking incredible.
I still love Bruce Springsteen. Put on Rosalita and you will see me go insane.
― Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:01 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:23 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:24 (11 years ago) Permalink
― sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:24 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:34 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:39 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 05:21 (11 years ago) Permalink
― alext (alext), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 11:58 (11 years ago) Permalink
Some of these songs, "American Skin" and "Ghost of Tom Joad," you'll be familiar with from our live versions. I felt they were among the best of my writing and deserved a proper studio recording.
― a fifth of misty beethoven (cryptosicko), Saturday, 30 November 2013 02:22 (4 months ago) Permalink
does he play it loud with Morello now the way RATM covered it?
― some dude, Saturday, 30 November 2013 02:28 (4 months ago) Permalink
Sort of in between. I've seen him a few times with Morello (who is from the Chicago area), and it does get pretty loud/shreddy. I was curious how Morello fared on tour, though, whether Bruce kept his sci fi stuff in check and just made him play most of the stuff normal.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 November 2013 02:33 (4 months ago) Permalink
Every year I look forward to Christmas time because it means more public airings of this:
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 December 2013 20:23 (4 months ago) Permalink
It will take me a while to determine if the new one is good or terrible, but no question between Morello and the horns, it's his most ... different sounding album since the '90s solo misfires. "Harry's Place" could be an '80s Glenn Frey/Don Henley tune, lyrics aside.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 January 2014 23:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 2 January 2014 23:56 (3 months ago) Permalink
The rest isn't that glaring, as it plays.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 January 2014 00:31 (3 months ago) Permalink
I like The Saints "I'm Stranded" beter than "Just Like Fire Would,"
lol, who doesn't
― free dong commissioner (haitch), Friday, 3 January 2014 00:38 (3 months ago) Permalink
Following the accidental release of High Hopes on Amazon, CBS has decided to stream Bruce Springsteen's new LP on their official website. According to Rolling Stone, all of this is part of a promotional tie-in with The Good Wife, which will feature the new tracks "High Hopes," "Hunter of Invisible Game" and "The Ghost of Tom Joad" on its January 12 episode called "We, the Juries." The website will begin streaming the full album at 7 p.m. on January 5 before a preview of the episode is shown.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 4 January 2014 18:14 (3 months ago) Permalink
Ah, crap. I actually like that show.
― Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 4 January 2014 19:55 (3 months ago) Permalink
Man, "High Hopes" sounds elderly.
― Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Monday, 6 January 2014 06:36 (3 months ago) Permalink
album streaming here for now
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 15:40 (3 months ago) Permalink
It's pretty uneven. Whose idea was the bad 80s tv soundtrack production for "Harry's Place"?
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 January 2014 15:18 (3 months ago) Permalink
Said I: ""Harry's Place" could be an '80s Glenn Frey/Don Henley tune."
The album is a hodgepodge of leftovers. I have a theory that Tom Morello is sick or something, and Bruce feels bad, like Make a Wish Foundation bad.
Tom: Hey Bruce, can I sit in for a few songs?Bruce: Sure, let's do Tom Joad.
Bruce: Good job, Tommy!Tom: Yeah, that was awesome. Hey, can I go on tour with you?"Bruce: Um, sure.
(calls Steve) Hey, Steve, sit this one out, Tommy is sick and we want him to feel better.
Tom: Wow, Bruce, that was a blast!Bruce: Sure was, Tommy! Have a good flight back to ...Tom: Hey, you know what we should do? We should record an album!Bruce: Um, I'm not really sure we have many songs to ...Tom: Sure you do! There's that one "High Hopes," and "Tom Joad," and "American Skin" ... that's practically an album right there! C'mon, it'll be fun!Bruce: OK.Tom: Awesome! Let me buy some fresh 9-volts for all my shred effects!
Bruce: Wow, Tommy must really be sick. Anyway, break out the porta studio, we're making an album.Jon Landau: For release?Bruce: Nah, just for Tommy, to make him feel better.Jon Landau: What if he asks to release it?Bruce: Oh, I'm sure he'll be fine once he gets this out of his system.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 January 2014 18:39 (3 months ago) Permalink
― i like HOOS but this took the cake off my table (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 9 January 2014 19:29 (3 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 January 2014 14:53 (3 months ago) Permalink
This Sunday, January 26, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will begin their first ever tour in South Africa.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 24 January 2014 21:32 (2 months ago) Permalink
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 January 2014 22:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
That video is such a trip that I have to post a better version:
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 January 2014 22:22 (2 months ago) Permalink
I'll happily cross-post this:
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 January 2014 15:45 (2 months ago) Permalink
Don't think this was discussed upthread.
Long Ann Powers NPR interview with him. He sure loves his producer Brendan... Too bad imho. It's interesting reading about him talking about current country music that he heard via taking his daughter to school (cuz she is a fan). Plus his his take on Kanye and other stuff like the NY Dolls
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:38 (2 months ago) Permalink
I haven't heard all the O'Brien Springsteen records, but is it going too far to say he's the worst producer Springsteen's had? I mean, even the relatively muddy sound of the first two records was preferable to the used-car-salesman-hectoring production style on O'Brien's records.
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 22:12 (2 months ago) Permalink
Tbf, I don't think any of the Springsteen albums are terribly well produced. The only one I may have no problem with at all is the pretty raw "Seeger Sessions." The rest ... dunno. Obviously they were right for him at their respective times, and "Born to Run," "Darkness" and "The River" have a solid neo-wall of sound thing working in their favor, but aside from "Born to Run" (the song), it's just variations of fussy muddy that never quite did his stage show justice.
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 22:20 (2 months ago) Permalink
(xp) i'm not a big fan of the bruce/brendan pairing, but "worst producer" is relative. he's basically had three in 40-plus years.
― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 22:21 (2 months ago) Permalink
True. I love the production on The River and Born To Run, can take-or-leave BITUSA, find Darkness deeply frustrating if ultimately effective. But O'Brien's one of those producers where you know he only has the best of intentions, but doesn't seem to know what to do with those intentions, so he adds reverb.
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 22:24 (2 months ago) Permalink
There's a really telling observation in the making of Darkness doc, where they point out how you can make the drums loud, or the guitars loud, but you can't have each equally loud. That's perhaps one mistake O'Brien makes, thanks to our friend compression and her studio buddies. Of course, the new one was also worked on by Ron Aniello, who did the last one, so he's not helping.
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:27 (2 months ago) Permalink
O'Brien makes Pearl Jam sound exactly how they should sound, and I love Pearl Jam, but a Springsteen record should not sound like a Pearl Jam record. this is a pretty common dilemma, though -- how does an artist who made their mark in the '70s move forward after the way things were recorded back then becomes practically extinct? even the producers from back then that are still working, by and large, they don't have the same mics and mixing boards they had 40 years ago, they aren't trying to hang back. maybe Jack White or Rick Rubin could work with Bruce and turn out something more spare and naturalistic, if we stay in the plausible lane of big name producers, but it's not like ANYBODY would be able to give him the Darkness On The Edge of Town sound now. i mean, we may love the sound of Bruce's 80s records, but back then a lot his '70s fans hated how trendy and modern that stuff sounded, it's all relative.
that said, it would totally be a dream job for me to be able to sit in the studio with Springsteen and produce an actual great Bruce album in 2014 and somehow get out of the rut he's in.
― scott c-word (some dude), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:45 (2 months ago) Permalink
actually, screw Jack White, Bruce should work with Jimmy Page, he seems able enough to retain '70s sounds and methods, and Bruce would be revisiting someone else's '70s heyday instead of his own (but still blues-based and not that far out of his comfort zone).
― scott c-word (some dude), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:47 (2 months ago) Permalink
There's a really telling observation in the making of Darkness doc, where they point out how you can make the drums loud, or the guitars loud, but you can't have each equally loud.
so how do they explain the eightites?
― Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:52 (2 months ago) Permalink
speaking of Jimmy Page, he made a similar observation, that you can't have the drums and guitars all the way loud, and he let the drums dominate the mix in Zep. i feel like there's a similar principle at work in AC/DC, you think of them as a guitar band, but there's so little distortion in their guitar tone and the drums being mixed up front are really what make their sound rock so hard.
― scott c-word (some dude), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:56 (2 months ago) Permalink
on a serious note: if the rhythm section is strong, there's no need to mix it LOUD; you should be able to hear it if you're any kind of discerning listener. For the purpose of the Roxy-Ferry poll thread, I listened to their work and was struck by how upfront late Roxy's bass tracks were and recoiled because the bassists weren't playing anything memorable; the engineers thought mixing those tracks loud signified "funk" or something.
― Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 February 2014 23:59 (2 months ago) Permalink
i feel like there's a similar principle at work in AC/DC, you think of them as a guitar band, but there's so little distortion in their guitar tone and the drums being mixed up front are really what make their sound rock so hard.
This is otm. But man, O'Brien managed to make the most unlistenable AC/DC record of the last 25 years (which, granted, is only like 4 AC/DC records, but still).
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 6 February 2014 00:40 (2 months ago) Permalink
You know who should produce Bruce? Bob Dylan! Those last few self-produced Dylan records sound better than 70% of his other stuff. There's also, what, Ethan Johns? Maybe Tony Visconti. who has done OK with the past couple of Alejandro Escovedo albums. T Bone Burnett or Lanois would be totally wrong. Joe Henry would probably be a good Bruce producer.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 February 2014 01:18 (2 months ago) Permalink
oh god a lanois record would be a nightmare
― i have the new brutal HOOS if you want it (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 6 February 2014 01:51 (2 months ago) Permalink
i wouldn't mind hearing a good nashville producer take on bruce. luke laird, say.
― fact checking cuz, Thursday, 6 February 2014 03:26 (2 months ago) Permalink
So really when Brendan stepped in, he had an idea about the way that the E Street Band should sound in the studio in 2000.
No Bruce no...I wish Jon Landau or someone else close to Bruce could convince him there are others he should try.
There are other interesting bits in the piece. Bruce discovering Yo La Tengo, his kids telling him about the Eric Church "Springsteen" song, and his love for Slim Dunlap (the guy who joined the Replacements) albums...
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 03:41 (2 months ago) Permalink
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 6 February 2014 09:35 (2 months ago) Permalink
From Cyndi Lauper To Dinosaur Jr. To Kurt Vile.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 6 February 2014 14:46 (2 months ago) Permalink
Somebody please just fucking the compression knob away from Brendan O'Brien already.
― Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 6 February 2014 15:57 (2 months ago) Permalink
He's so angry he lost his verbs. ;_;
― Ian from Etobicoke (Phil D.), Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:05 (2 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I words when I angry.
― Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:06 (2 months ago) Permalink
Bruce covers AC/DC!
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 9 February 2014 16:17 (2 months ago) Permalink
Now that's just awesome.
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 February 2014 20:23 (2 months ago) Permalink
Odds that Morello is the only one on stage who owns an AC/DC album?
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 February 2014 20:25 (2 months ago) Permalink
It's a trifle, but I really like "Frankie Fell In Love" off the new album.
― Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Monday, 10 February 2014 04:05 (2 months ago) Permalink
It's a joyous song. I'm in the strange position of liking a Springsteen album more than most dedicated Springsteen fans. 2/3 of High Hopes is great imo. It helps that I like Morello.
― What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Monday, 10 February 2014 09:46 (2 months ago) Permalink
Has anyone here seen the Springsteen Selfies? http://brucespringsteen.net/news/2014/i-get-around-working-for-the-weekend
― DDD, Saturday, 29 March 2014 20:29 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Greetings from ... (the) State of Florida! ... or as we refer to it up North ... New Jersey’s penal colony! (no offense Floridians!)
offense taken, bruce springsteen
― Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 29 March 2014 20:37 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Man, the life that guy must live.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 29 March 2014 20:39 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Kids off in college so he's touring and traveling non-stop
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 29 March 2014 20:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink