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Monday, 17 November 2014

Cars and Girls and Murders


I am aware that Bruce Springsteen is a bit like Marmite - you either love him or you hate him.
Some of my fellow bloggers (hi George and Adam) think he is the devil incarnate whilst others such as Scott are big fans.
I'm with Scott - I like Springsteen there I've said it.
I don't necessarily think that he is the greatest thing on two legs and I find some of the hype and the nickname of the Boss a trifle irritating.
However, he is terrific live and has released some great albums - Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born to Run, The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, The River , the Seeger Sessions and Ghost of Tom Joad to name but six.
Like all artists with a large canon of work he has also released some shockers - Human Touch and Lucky Town spring to mind
I'm not a particular fan of Born in the USA.My brother and I went in a coach from Glasgow to see him at St James Park, Newcastle when this was out  and we were the only two who knew anything from his back catalogue.

In my opinion Nebraska is his masterpiece and one of the top 10 albums of all time. Others of course may choose to differ

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman

14 comments:

  1. ...not the devil incarnate, that's a bit harsh

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    1. He was thinking of me when he wrote that.

      :)

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    1. .....that Springsteen is the devil incarnate???

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  3. I'm with you all the way CC. 'Nebraska' is a wonderful record, and even the non-fans should check it out as it really isn't what they'd expect.

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    1. Nebraska has been inflicted on me one more than one occasion.

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  4. Not the devil. There's far worse than him. I just don't like his stuff much.

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  5. Apologies George and Adam if I over exaggerated your dislike for Broooose

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    1. not the devil incarnate, just the son of satan

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  6. Four comments by George on a Springsteen post - I fear he doth protest too much!

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  7. And none of them even listened to the songs obviously! That "Nebraska" link ain't Springsteen, it is a song called "A Lot Of Love" and while it HAS come a long way from the USA - it ain't come from Nebraska.

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    1. Oops - this blog continues to decline!
      Not sure what happened there - hopefully now sorted

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  8. To clarify - Nebraska is Brucie's best ever album.

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  9. No great surprise that I am a huge fan of "Nebraska". Up there with "Darkness" as his two best albums. I have a feeling that George is a secret Springsteen fan and is listening to a bit of Bruce at this very moment.

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