― Patrick, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Omar, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― matthew stevens, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Simon, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
And yes, Tom, he's got a very good ear for a line.
― Ally, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― Sterling Clover, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
well, Bruce isn't *that* bad! ;)
― Omar, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― Michael Daddino, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Mark Richardson, Sunday, 25 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― Patrick, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
I wish I wasn't misinterpreting.
― Otis Wheeler, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Ally, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― Robin Carmody, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Michael Bourke, Sunday, 4 March 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (eighteen years ago) link
― the pinefox, Monday, 2 July 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link
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 (seventeen years ago) link
― DeRayMi, Thursday, 24 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:18 (seventeen years ago) link
"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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:29 (seventeen years ago) link
― Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 19 November 2002 23:31 (seventeen years ago) link
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 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:23 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:24 (seventeen years ago) link
― sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:24 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:34 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 03:39 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 05:21 (seventeen years ago) link
― alext (alext), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 11:58 (seventeen years ago) link
that was the only thing keeping it from a B
― maffew12, Friday, 18 October 2019 23:45 (one month ago) link
Saw Western Stars yesterday, against my better judgment; I think this NPR review is otm.
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 01:23 (one month ago) link
i knew i'd pass on this just from the way he was singing in the trailer.
So what to make of Western Stars, the new sight-track to his first record of all-new material since that  knee slide?
Someone's feeling cheated that Wrecking Ball only had 10 brand new songs? Passing on this review too, lol.
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 01:34 (one month ago) link
Huh, didn't notice that. The rest of it is pretty much word-for-word what I would have said about the movie (the words "portentous" and "intoning platitudes" definitely flitted through my mind as I was watching.)
It's not the singing that's the problem, it's the talking.
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 01:47 (one month ago) link
haha. Did you like the Broadway special? I have to finish that sometime.
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 01:54 (one month ago) link
I liked the Broadway special and thought the memoir was great, but those were both pretty grounded in real stories about his life. This is him saying shit like "the car is a powerful metaphor," and "these are the things that grow your garden of love," while staring off into the distant desert and wearing a cowboy hat.
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 06:20 (one month ago) link
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 10:14 (one month ago) link
So it's Springsteen does Malick?
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 October 2019 11:36 (one month ago) link
I mean... he thinks he's doing a lot of things? There's a credits sequence of a guy sweeping a floor for five minutes, so I guess he must be a big fan of the Twin Peaks revival.
But basically it's just some concerts that sound exactly like the album, strung together with these creaky, ponderous voiceovers where he tells you that family is good and lying is bad and you shouldn't run away from your problems. Over slo-mo shots of horses and clouds and whisky bottles and Cowboy Bruce sitting in cars and walking through the desert and staring hauntedly out of windows.
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 17:19 (one month ago) link
Cowboy Bruce sitting in cars
He's sitting in METAPHORS.
― and she could see an earmuff factory (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 25 October 2019 19:43 (one month ago) link
― nickn, Friday, 25 October 2019 20:16 (one month ago) link
SEX IN MY CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRR
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 20:54 (one month ago) link
Now, that would have livened up the movie.
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 21:02 (one month ago) link
Don't you mean SEX IN MY METAPHOOOOOOOORRRR?
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 21:07 (one month ago) link
sometimes the car is a metaphor for the metaphorical
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 21:18 (one month ago) link
He drives an El Camino, so is it Sex In A Car, Sex In A Truck, or Sex In A Way Of Life?
― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 25 October 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link
Sex in a Lonely Waystation on the Dusty Road to Enlightenment. But only if we expand the definition of "sex" to include "your wife laying her weathered hand gently over yours as you hold the steering wheel."
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 21:43 (one month ago) link
As long as the road leads to redemption, or to transcendence, or to forgiveness. Otherwise it's just driving somewhere.
― and she could see an earmuff factory (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 25 October 2019 22:01 (one month ago) link
when is driving somewhere *ever* just driving somewhere?
― maffew12, Friday, 25 October 2019 22:38 (one month ago) link
Pretty sure Bruce actually says this somewhere in the movie. I think the actual wording was something like, "But are we moving forward? Or are we just -" [long, meaningful pause] "MOVING?"
― Lily Dale, Friday, 25 October 2019 22:48 (one month ago) link
“The highway is alive tonight / But it ain’t kidding nobody about where it goes”
― ... (Eazy), Saturday, 26 October 2019 00:44 (one month ago) link
Washington Post movie critic talked to Bruce about Western Stars movie and about Bruce's interest in movies. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/10/17/forget-rock-star-was-bruce-springsteen-born-be-filmmaker/?arc404=true
“When I wrote ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Darkness,’ I saw them as B-pictures,” Springsteen says. “If they worked really well, they were good ones, and the songs I was unhappy with were bad ones.”
He wanted both records “to have the breadth of cinema,” he says, “while at the same time remaining very, very personal for me. Those were the parameters of what I was imagining at that particular moment. I was sort of using the contours and the shape of films and movies, while at the same time trying to find myself in my work. But the film-ness of my songs was never far from my mind.”...“It was just how you processed everything,” he continues. “As a teenager, you were looking for a dramatic life. Where is my dramatic life? As if things weren’t dramatic enough. And you were writing your own script in your head as you walked down the street. It was all just part of living at that time.”
Eventually, Springsteen formed his own canon of go-to movies, each of which has had an imprint on his records — Ford’s ambivalent Western epic “The Searchers,” noir classics “The Night of the Hunter” and “Out of the Past,” Scorsese’s “Mean Streets” and “Taxi Driver.”
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 October 2019 17:16 (one month ago) link
also from that Washington Post article:
In the 1992 single “Better Days,” Springsteen sang about being “a rich man in a poor man’s shirt.” Today, in addition to the sprawling horse farm in New Jersey, he owns homes in Florida and Los Angeles, but still convincingly radiates man-of-the-people modesty, a contradiction he deflects by being the first person to call it an act. (“I made everything up!” he says at one point. “It’s a fascinating magic trick.”) Springsteen admits that he continues to find the notion of authenticity elusive, “knowing what a self-creation I was, and to some degree still am. But the strange thing of it all is that if you do it long enough, you start to become the thing that you pretended to be.”
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 October 2019 17:18 (one month ago) link
I had no idea the movie was a movie-movie, theatrical. It just seems like such a misbegotten idea, a ruminative glimpse of his private life coming immediately on the the heels of his Broadway show (also a ruminative glimpse of his private life), which came right on the heals of his autobiography (another ruminative glimpse of his private life) tied to a modest but hardly superlative singer-songwriter record he's not supporting on the road. Having not seen said movie, it really seems like the sort of glorified EPK that should have come packaged with the deluxe edition of the album itself, sort of like those ... similarly ruminative docs including in the Born to Run, Darkness and River boxed sets.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 02:34 (one month ago) link
such a misbegotten idea
the opening weekend box office agrees with you. i really liked the performances, even if bruce's voice seems a bit weathered for most of 'em. i walked out liking more songs from the album than i did walking in (and i quite like the album). the vignettes were like the broadway show without the humor. a lot of brucesplaining songs that already pretty much brucesplain themselves. i liked that patti got a lot of the spotlight. she and he sound really good together, which they did not on broadway.
record he's not supporting on the road
that's one of his stated reasons for making the movie, for what it's worth.
― fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 06:24 (one month ago) link
I did know that, but I guess it never really sank in that this is actually the first time he has not toured a record. Had he not just released the Broadway show on Netflix and flooded the up-close-with-Bruce market, I suppose something like this movie would have been a smart Netflix release instead.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:10 (one month ago) link
so did anyone see that movie Blinded By the Light? Released too close to that Yesterday movie?What are we going to see in Bruce's inevitable biopic?
― maffew12, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:39 (one month ago) link
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:12 (one month ago) link
...and material re: sex in
― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:44 (one month ago) link
a lot of brucesplaining songs that already pretty much brucesplain themselves.
Yeah, this was really my main complaint. Bruce's songs so often have a central message or argument or moral that can be summed up in words, and I've always felt that was a bit of a weakness on its own. And this entire album already seemed to me to have a really obvious moral, so that while I liked some of the songs just fine, I also felt like I was being repeatedly bludgeoned by a Victorian cautionary tale about how not to live your life. So the last thing I needed was Bruce carefully explaining the moral of each song in between performances.
The vagueness of it bothered me too. I liked the vignette that introduced Sundown, where he told a story about going out to California for the first time because he'd just been dumped, but the rest was really - not anchored by anything specific. I assume that's because the subtext of this album is his marriage, and he doesn't want to give any details about that, but all this vaguebooking just kind of misses what made the Broadway show and the book so good.
i walked out liking more songs from the album than i did walking in
So did I, actually - "Chasing Wild Horses" in particular. Yours was a much more measured and thoughtful response to the movie than mine.
― Lily Dale, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 16:48 (one month ago) link
“Straight Time” on Tom Joad is pretty slept-on. Pitch black. Thought if it with the time change and “darkness before dinner comes / Sometimes I can feel the itch.”
― ... (Eazy), Monday, 4 November 2019 23:36 (one month ago) link
That's a good one. I think I like all of Bruce's songs about being tempted away from a happy marriage by the call of Something Else.
The Tom Joad song that really gets to me, though, is Highway 29. It makes me feel all cold inside.
― Lily Dale, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 01:07 (one month ago) link
A review at the time mentioned it, but the Tom Joad characters often end up dying or falling asleep or just in some floating state between the two by the song’s end.
― ... (Eazy), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 01:53 (one month ago) link
Just listened to "Straight Time" again; I agree it's very good. Hadn't thought about the ending much, but there's something so haunting about that last line, that false sense of escape. Reminds me, in a way, of the end of Child Bride, which might be my favorite Dark Bruce song. "I imagine I put on my jacket/go down to a little roadside bar/pick a stranger and spin around the dance floor/ to a Mexican guitar."
― Lily Dale, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link
oh and speaking of straight time, there's an article in the Nation about Springsteen as queer icon: https://www.thenation.com/article/bruce-springsteen-queerness-essay/
― Lily Dale, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 19:53 (one month ago) link
highway 29 is a masterpiece
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link
It's brilliant but I find I can't listen to it more than once every three months or so. It chills me in a way that even the darkest songs on Nebraska don't. Makes me feel like I can't move or breathe.
― Lily Dale, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:00 (one month ago) link
Didn't realize until today that Spotify has a soundtrack to the movie that's all of Western Stars live plus a cover of "Rhinestone Cowboy."
― ... (Eazy), Monday, 2 December 2019 19:51 (one week ago) link
Huh.Meanwhile, not very specific announcement of a full E Street Band Australian tour at the end of the year. (I think he said he is recording a band album this fall.) That more or less guarantees a US band tour in 2021.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 2 December 2019 20:06 (one week ago) link
oh hell yeah. I will gas up the CAAAAAAARRRRRRR
― maffew12, Thursday, 5 December 2019 12:57 (one week ago) link
I'm sure Steely Dan will be touring, too.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 December 2019 13:01 (one week ago) link
Ha!someone made a correction post, just "car" in another thread. Coming here was all I could do to keep from screaming it out of context. I know you all will understand.
― maffew12, Thursday, 5 December 2019 13:30 (one week ago) link
In quiet moments as I go about my day I keep finding myself trying to figure out how many Bruce songs actually involve sex in a CAAAAAARRRRRR (as opposed to sex in a dark room with the door locked and a sense of existential malaise lurking just outside)
― Lily Dale, Thursday, 5 December 2019 20:49 (one week ago) link
well, y'know, is there any difference?
― maffew12, Thursday, 5 December 2019 21:28 (one week ago) link
The door's open but the ride ain't free, y'all.
― they see me lollin' (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 5 December 2019 22:41 (one week ago) link
you might have to wipe your fingers on a texaco road map, if you know what i mean and i think you do.
― fact checking cuz, Friday, 6 December 2019 04:28 (one week ago) link
― a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 6 December 2019 04:56 (one week ago) link
I think you guys are conflating Springsteen lyrics with, like, AC/DC lyrics.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 December 2019 12:59 (one week ago) link
if only anything came cheap in this world
― maffew12, Friday, 6 December 2019 13:12 (one week ago) link
― maffew12, Saturday, 7 December 2019 13:06 (one week ago) link