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01 November 2010

New Springsteen Old Springsteen this sure has that old E Street Band sound
Bruce always seems so dour and serious now. Loosen up a bit and have some fun dude.
posted by arse_hat 01 November | 12:04
I'm listening to The Promise on NPR's First Listen. It's amazing how much evolution "Candy's Room" went through - among other songs.

It does remind one that dour Bruce is not a new phenomenon.

I like this "Save My Love." I've learned over the years that it's impossible for me to judge Bruce albums on one or two listens. I really have to give the album a few playthroughs before it settles out into one of my favorites or one of the rest.
posted by Miko 01 November | 14:27
"dour Bruce is not a new phenomenon." No but for a long time it seems we never get to see happy fun time Bruce at all.
posted by arse_hat 01 November | 14:37
I've been on a giant Springsteen kick for a bit. Ever since I got a copy of "Wings for Wheels" - the doc about the making of Born to Run. jonmc had recommended it ages ago, but I had a heck of a time finding it.

He's pretty eloquent when discussing the early stuff, what his goals were, where he was coming from, etc. And, I'm amazed the E Street band still talks to him, after hearing about those marathon days in the studio. He must be pretty compelling to put up with that focused a vision, you know?

I've seen a little bit of The Promise, and it looks every bit as good. For anyone who loves having music placed in the context of its time, and hearing about the recording process, and how songs that are now ICONIC were built...I can't imagine two more amazing pieces of documentary watching.
posted by richat 01 November | 15:36
Wings for Wheels really is a great documentary. Looking forward to The Promise.
posted by Miko 01 November | 15:39
It's great, eh Miko? I love how he describes the notion that Born to Run is taking place in different parts of New Jersey, but all in the same night.

And how Bruce was so adamant that he throw out any line that seemed clichéd. That really struck me because that record has spawned many a cliché, but until he wrote it, it wasn't a cliché YET!
posted by richat 01 November | 17:08
"I am trying to draw every person in New York." || If I saw this