I agree - I'll take Springsteen at sixty over most of the young bucks out there any day of the week.
― ImprovSpirit, Friday, 27 August 2010 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
Interesting piece here.
And this photo of Bruce looking over album cover proofs is by (wait for it) Doug Yule:
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 27 August 2010 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha, what? the doug yule?
― tylerw, Friday, 27 August 2010 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yep! Apparently he was working at that printer's at the time, and happened to have a camera with him.
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 27 August 2010 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
Still the only Springsteen album I go back to these days. Box set looks interesting.
― Elvis Telecom, Friday, 27 August 2010 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
will be interesting to know the price... right now his official site is only letting the 3 cd + 3 dvd set be boughtin a set with a poster and tshirt with an £80 price tag....
pretty cool though that The Promise set can be bought without having to buy Darkness again
― reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Friday, 27 August 2010 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh okay, ouch. so i guess its gonna be about £60 even without the shirt and poster.
― reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Friday, 27 August 2010 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
I always liked his primal take on Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" circa 1978. The drums aren't as loud in this video as I remember them
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 August 2010 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
I always liked "Adam Raised a Cain"---it seemed like his most raw, kinda punk-inspired vocal.
Darkness on the Edge of Town [Columbia, 1978]"Promised Land," "Badlands," and "Adam Raised a Cain" are models of how an unsophisticated genre can illuminate a mature, full-bodied philosophical insight. Lyrically and vocally, they move from casual to incantatory modes with breathtaking subtlety, jolting ordinary details into meaning. But many of the other songs remain local-color pieces, and at least two--"Something in the Night" and "Streets of Fire"--are overwrought, soggy, all but unlistenable. An important minor artist or a rather flawed and inconsistent major one. B+
Here's Christgau from his Consumer Guide at the time:
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 August 2010 01:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
4. "Candy's Room" 167. "Factory" 0
This makes no sense. Don't get the love for "Candy's Room" at all, it's the only one I skip.
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 29 July 2011 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
― StanM, Friday, 29 July 2011 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
a sadness all her own from which no man can keep candy safe
― Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
a friend was all excited to tell me yesterday that brooce is "playing the prove it all night 78 arrangement this year!!!!"
― tylerw, Friday, 18 May 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
On my vacation in Spain a few months ago, we rented a car and spent some long stretches of highways and back roads flipping through Spanish radio stations. There was your standard assortment of pop, Euro and otherwise -- Adele was ubiquitous -- and a whole lot of '80s oldies. But at one point we found kind of a classic rock station, and the 2nd or 3rd song that came on was "Racing in the Street." It made me unexpectedly happy to be cruising down a Spanish highway with that song blasting.
― something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Prove It All Night" '78 arrangement is basically the only live showcase for the totally superfluous Little Steven these days.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
is he the one playing lead on the intro to those versions? i always assumed it was bruce.
― tylerw, Saturday, 19 May 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink