Skip to comments.Bruce Springsteen's latest ode to the "common man"
Posted on 04/07/2006 5:18:48 AM PDT by bagadonutz
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I want to find and kill the person who gave Springsteen the Woody Guthrie albums and John Steinbeck books.
Don't know.But,knowing his ilk,I'll wager that he's living in lower Fairfield County,CT....Darien,New Canaan,Greenwich.
When we lived in NJ, about 20 yrs. ago, some friends of ours scored big and got a great price on a house in Rumson, just down the street from Oyster Bay. It was truly the case of the worst house in the best neighborhood, and they were fixing it up a little at a time. I remember riding with her one day in the area, and she pointed out The Boss's house. It was a HUGH home on a lot that looked to be probably 3 or 4 acres, which for Rumson is also HUGH! Don't know if he stayed there or not. It wasn't too far from his old stomping grounds in Asbury Park.
That was the first concert I ever attended, at the tender age of 16.
After about three hours of mostly folkie crapola like James Taylor and Jackson Browne, the whole place went dark. Then a blue spotlight shown on the center of the stage, where Springsteen was playing the opening licks to "Prove it All Night." The place went nuts and screamed along with him. When the band joined in for the chorus, every light in the Garden came on and every single person was dancing on top of their chairs, like it was the greatest encore ever, and it was still the first song!
He absolutely blew the roof off the place. There was never a band like them in their prime.
You are mistaken. The River came out in 1980. Jimmah was the president.
And the song premiered the year before at the No Nuke's concert.
I cringe when I'm out at a bar/restaurant eating dinner and some wuss singer/songwriter wannabe starts twangin' on his guitar getting ready to start his 'show'.
It's almost as bad as being there for karaoke.
Bruce Springsteen: Irrelevant since 1987.
Bruce Springsteen: No talent hack. He should still be struggling in some New Jersey dive.
Oops, I guess I'm wrong. I didn't even know who he was until the early 80's, and I lived in NJ at the time!
You must be just a child :-)
ROTFL!! No, far from it. I was almost a teenager when Bob Dylan became popular during the Great Folk Scare of the early 60's. I was amused when the media tried to compare the songwriting capabilities of the Boss and Dylan. I never thought there was any comparison; Dylan had a real way with words.
"Nebraska" was excellent, and that was just him and a guitar.
That is true.
I guess Roy Orbison was hurling when he invited Springsteen to play with him on that " Black and White album/DVD ". Yeah Roy Orbison had incredible bad taste. lol Or mabey Bruce bought his way onto it. Or mabey he hitched a ride with Bonnie Raitt. Another two bit artist I'm sure. lol Nobody mentioned Greetings from Asbury Park.
Sarcastic eniugh? lol
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