Skip to comments.Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen
Posted on 09/01/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An entire generation has dismissed The Boss' music as lame "dad rock." Here's why they're all wrong
Every few weeks or so, Ill be talking to someone at a bar or club or house party, and the conversation will inevitably turn toward Bruce Springsteen. The exchange is usually as follows:
BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: So, what kind of music do you listen to?
ME: Oh, a little bit of everything blues, jazz, funk, Bruce Springsteen (brief pause) you know, my tastes are super eclectic.
BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Um, why do you like Springsteen?
ME: So, you dont like Bruce Springsteen?
BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Ugh. No.
ME: (Shuffling away while muttering angrily, like an elderly woman being chastised for feeding pigeons) Well, you should.
This person will then enumerate the list of reasons why he dislikes Bruce Springsteen, usually employing four out of six of the following arguments:
Hes old. He sucks. He sucks because hes old. Hes old because he sucks. He sings about being a member of the working class even though hes made millions and millions of dollars over the past 30 years Born in the USA sucks. In my 24 years as a die-hard Bruce fan, I have had this conversation approximately eight or nine hundred thousand times. While the people on the other end tend to skew toward a specific demographic white, male, in a creative profession, dating someone with bangs and an Egon Schiele tattoo they come from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, from Bushwick installation artists to a bouncer I met in Ireland, who used his loathing for Born in the USA
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I hated Springsteen before hating Sprinsteen was cool.
That is to say, back in the '70s and '80s.
And, oh yeah - the “boss” is a flaming liberal hypocrite...
I remember back in the '70's when both Time and Newsweek had him on their covers in successive weeks. I hadn't heard of him yet he was apparently the newest greatest thing...then I heard him. Granted Bob Dylan and Tom Waits both became famous as well but I'll take either of them over Springsteen any day.
She writes like Maureen Dowd with a vocabulary.
Always thought he sang like he was trying to pass a bowling ball.
Bruce Springsteen’s music sucks — a real stench in the ear!
The only good thing about that band was Steve Van Zandt — not his playing, but the fact that his visibility from playing with Springsteen landed him the gig playing Sylvio on the Sopranos.
That Springsteen ever sold a single album is completely amazing to me.
I am open minded about what other people like, but for me, hell would have Springsteen music playing. I can’t stand him.
Awww, now look what he's done, he's gone and made Governor Christie sad.
a flaming libtard hypocrite who campaigned for Ostupid. hard to forget this douchebag
Salon where the efete meet to bleat
I’m not much of a measure of popular opinion but I can’t find anything the least bit interesting or attractive about either Sinatra or Springsteen.
Only one good band has come out of Jersey....The Smithereens.
I don’t like him either or his music.
He’s a real limo lib.
LOL! I've been in my share of bars in the last 45 years, and this has never happened to me!
Springsteen has his jerky qualities, but “The River” is about as good as rock and roll gets.
New Jersey. Enough said.
How about because he’s a Leftist tool, insists on reading Krugman, and his music SUCKS!
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