BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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SO PSYCHED!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

so is bob costas!!!

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 16:32 (twelve years ago) link

broooooooooooooooooooose

cankles, Monday, 29 September 2008 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

IT'S GONNA ROCK SO HARD GUYS!!

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

he will have a lot to live up to after last year but yes i am way siked

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

wait was prince last year? whenever prince was.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

prince was 2 years ago. last year was tom petty.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 17:31 (twelve years ago) link

f that

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

i'm surprised this hasn't happened before! or has it?

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

i hope he only sings songs from nebraska

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

ha!

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

i always thought of springsteen as more of a baseball guy, cause of glory days i guess

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

which is weird cause baseball is the only sport that new jersey doesnt have a major league team in

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

he wants to show that bongiovi punk who's boss

i saw springsteen at giants this summer, and except for the tiny bit of mid-80s stuff i knew best, it was kinda... boring?

gabbneb, Monday, 29 September 2008 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

when i saw him in 2003 "at giants" he was fucking revelatory, 3 hours of non-stop rocking. cant really think of a better concert experience tbh.

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

gabbneb please go away

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 19:30 (twelve years ago) link

Gabb sounds like the people who complained in Little Rock when Springsteen played here. "He didn't play 'Dancing in the Dark'!"

Dude played "Mary, Queen of Arkansas" live for the first time in 30 years, and folks went home unhappy because Courtney Cox didn't jump up on the stage.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 29 September 2008 19:36 (twelve years ago) link

i saw the exact tour gabbneb did last summer and it was not at all boring in any way shape or form, and included tons of shit from the albums the ppl know best and had an awesome rock version of reason to believe. my conclusion is that bruce was purposefully boring at gabbneb's concert because gabbneb was there and why waste energy if you are just going to be dissed by dave matthews fans.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 20:46 (twelve years ago) link

dave matthewsspin doctors fans.

Matt P, Monday, 29 September 2008 20:47 (twelve years ago) link

Just another halftime show I'll skip. Maybe I'll switch over to the Puppy Bowl at halftime. Whatever happened to the Bud Bowl?

Bill Magill, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:00 (twelve years ago) link

THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT BEING BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND/OR BEING IN LOVE WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND/OR REALLY BEING PSYCHED FOR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THOSE CATEGORIES YOU GO HOME.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:03 (twelve years ago) link

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

Vince Verhei: So Bruce Springsteen is the Super Bowl halftime act. Yippee, another adult contemporary rocker whose career peaked 20 years ago. I will never forgive Janet Jackson for Nipplegate. Not only did she end a great halftime show by completely erasing it from history, she ruined Super Bowl halftimes for people under 50 forever. (Except for Prince. That was awesome.)

Mike Tanier: Take back everything you said about Springsteen now or I come to Seattle and kick your butt!!!

mike tanier otm!

lol xpost schef otm

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

tom petty singing american girl was ok but then i left to go smoke. i'm sure he's no springsteen, and he's definitely no prince.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:08 (twelve years ago) link

i thought petty seemed really feeble.

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:11 (twelve years ago) link

AMERICA IS AWESOME JUST LOOK
http://206.47.170.43/music_v1_1/images/bruce-springsteen-pogal-400.jpg

xpost i was outside smoking! it was during the part of the night where our host was still putting up the pretense of making ppl smoke outside. this was dropped during the 4th quarter.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:12 (twelve years ago) link

i know this is the springsteen thread, and i am a huge boner for springsteen, but prince at halftime was one of the television highlights of my life

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:12 (twelve years ago) link

it rained during purple rain, guys

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

he played a foo fighters song

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

also i probably shouldnt admit this here but the u2 halftime show made me sort of emotional

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

lol "i am a huge boner"

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

the prince show was amazing; i think even crazy people who hate bruce springsteen can agree.

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

the foo fighters song was wtf-y, though. i teared up during purple rain!

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

all superbowl halftime shows should feature uncomfortable poorly thought out collaborations - like it shouldnt be springsteen - it should be bruce springsteen featuring katy perry and a v special surprise guest (lil wayne) performing an updated medley of springsteen hits!

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:16 (twelve years ago) link

yeah that was the highlight of that super bowl basically, the redeeming factor between hours of fumbling and ridiculousness and rex grossman.

xpost you are nuts

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

and if u disagree you dont understand or love what america is all about and fu

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

i know someone who was a dancer in a halftime show. the one with MISS DIANA ROSS.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

the u2 halftime show was ruined for me when bono ripped open his leather jacket and revealed that it was lined with an AMERICAN FLAG. the fact that i was the only one who seemed to be bothered by this was a huge crazypills moment for me.

also i'm really glad everyone's on the same page re: bruce here~

cankles, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

love this headline--http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17013425/--tho it should be "Some see phallic imagery in Prince’s show, others are blind"

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

god i know. i used to adore u2 to an embarrassing degree but has bono had a stroke or something? i blushed for him that night.

xpost

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

i should come clean, i was weirdly moved by the jacket gesture at the time though 6 or whatever years later it strikes me as massively retarded

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

it was sort of jeremy shockey of him, i think.

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

also, he's IRISH

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:24 (twelve years ago) link

doesnt mean he cant love america 4 eva

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

we were all sort of jeremy shockey for those 6 months after 9/11

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

It wasn't as bad as Kid Rock's "flancho".

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

would marry Springsteen, then and now

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

TOTALLY

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

me 2 probably

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

did u know i used to get made fun of in highschool for loving bruce? wish i knew u guys then <3 <3 <3

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

one of my final school projects (in the "poetry unit" of my english class lol) was making a music video for "born to run" with my best friend.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

ha i was about to post, "i'm sure max would, too"

i don't mean to sound like someone who posts on ilm but i always suspect people who say they don't like bruce are lying. i cannot understand such people.

xposts

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:40 (twelve years ago) link

poetry unit

you have been yellow carded by an actual referee (J0rdan S.), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

POETRY UNIT

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

also bruce

poetry unit (J0rdan S.), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

see i mean this is why high school just didn't work out for me. "poetry unit"

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.1stchoicecufflinks.com/ecommerce/ProdImages/CK44.gif

(also yeah, i agree with horseshoe. most ppl who say this are lying or they just purposefully hate him because of what he "represents" but then if you force them to give him a chance they're like "yeah that is just fine")

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

also, max, clearly you went to high school with some Jersey self-haters.

horseshoe, Monday, 29 September 2008 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

i went to high school in princeton which is basically connecticut if you think about it

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:47 (twelve years ago) link

i sold my extra 2003 springsteen tickets to my gym teacher ^_^

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:47 (twelve years ago) link

i was supposed to go to the msg show in 2003 but had BOY TROUBLES.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 29 September 2008 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

ok i am actually not a bruce fan. i have nothing against him but.. i don't like rock music very much

regular guy, scranton, pennsylvania (daria-g), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 03:02 (twelve years ago) link

i'm like really, really into a few bruce albums. which is why i was disappointed that the show was kinda boring.

gabbneb, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 03:17 (twelve years ago) link

the part with just him and his wife was really touching, tho, in a very stagey way

gabbneb, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

well i wanted to hear darlington county too but i'm not crying about it

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

"THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT BEING BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND/OR BEING IN LOVE WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND/OR REALLY BEING PSYCHED FOR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THOSE CATEGORIES YOU GO HOME."

Actually it looks like it is just about Bruce Springsteen-who totally sucks.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 15:41 (twelve years ago) link

you know who totally sucks

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

bill magill sucks that's who

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

sux whores lol

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

hey bill magill why dont you go eat a big ol dick you fat piece of loser shit

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:43 (twelve years ago) link

positive vibes dudes

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

sorry its been an emotional morning

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

Bruce sucks (except prior to like 1985).

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

seriously i am suggest banning every single person who comes on here who does not understand the fucking concept of this thread! take it to ilm where you can freely say bullshit like "i love the hold steady!" and then say "bruce springsteen sux!" they like that kind of thing there.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

say bullshit like "i love the hold steady!" and then say "bruce springsteen sux!"

new ilm description

\\\\\\\\YES//////// (ice crӕm), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

I apologize for having a wrong opinion!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

you can have a wrong opinion just take it to "wrong opinion land" and don't hurt our awesome brothread

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:12 (twelve years ago) link

thanks for the apology

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

w/apologies to david r, mb we should just ban everyone who has opinions abt music

cankles, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ resolute leadership in a shaky time

Barack HUSSEIN Obama (max), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.btinternet.com/~lawrence.edwards/bruce/wild2.jpg

xpost that would hurt discussion of the musical entry songs before major nfl games

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

w/apologies to david r, mb we should just ban everyone who has opinions abt music

aw man and I was going to start cutting and pasting my reviews in the game threads! fuck u guys I'm going home ;_; ;_; u_u

David R., Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

it's ok dude as long asy ou leave it on wrong opinions land we're all ok

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

well I didn't but now I kinda want to!

j/k I'll just limit my wrongness to football

David R., Tuesday, 30 September 2008 17:40 (twelve years ago) link

"hey bill magill why dont you go eat a big ol dick you fat piece of loser shit"

ha ha ha!

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 19:15 (twelve years ago) link

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Mr. Que, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 19:17 (twelve years ago) link

...palin

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

i'm seeing Bruce Rock for Barack, lol

gabbneb, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

New FREE show for Barack this Saturday in Philly!
http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/paspringsteen

Fulminating Darkness (Kitties!!!), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 20:14 (twelve years ago) link

(if you're a PA resident or student)

gabbneb, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 20:15 (twelve years ago) link

right - so for those PA citizens...

Fulminating Darkness (Kitties!!!), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 20:15 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...
nine years pass...

Finally got around to revisiting Born in the USA, and surprisingly I loved it without reservation.

I was going to listen to it in light of that Pitchfork article, but I got caught up in other records, and in the meantime famed Columbia exec Walter Yetnikoff died. Never heard of the guy so all the crazy stories about him were new to me. Anyway, I bring that up because as soon as I put it on, I remembered Yetnikoff's comments about hearing it for the first time, and I really thought about what that would be like: it's 1984, you're a label exec, and this record lands on your desk, completely new and ready for company review. No one outside of Bruce's camp has heard it. There's no baggage or anything. Somehow that helped me really zero in on the words, and I came away with a much greater appreciation for the album.

Springsteen has been down on it for being too grab bag rather than a cohesive statement, but I think that may help - sometimes a concept can burden an album, where everything's got to have its place in a pre-designed narrative. In this case we just run the full gamut of material, and naturally they all feel like they flow through the same characters and occupy the same community. To me, that's enough for cohesiveness. And the stories are brilliantly detailed. Just about everything that catches a character's eye is perfect. I know it was fashionable to knock it for being pop or sounding dated, but so what? That's kind of what I like about it - having ultra-catchy, slick pop songs like these carrying these lyrical details and these types of stories.

Another thing I realized is how much I don't like the videos. Springsteen got top talent to direct them, but they do seem reductive and corny in retrospect. That really sank in with "Dancing in the Dark" - again thinking like I've never heard this before, the words rise up to the surface and it kind of feels like it's a guy at home alone in the dark, twitching with energy and anxiety, dying to get out of his rut, out of his life, etc. I guess that video helped sell it, but it seems miles in the opposite direction of what it really evokes.

birdistheword, Saturday, 21 August 2021 05:01 (one month ago) link

shit, wrong forum

birdistheword, Saturday, 21 August 2021 05:02 (one month ago) link

Bill Magill was the worst poster in ILX history.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 27 August 2021 08:03 (four weeks ago) link

Springsteen stills sucks :)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 02:20 (three weeks ago) link


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