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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Namechecked - Bruce Springsteen

                                             Furlined seats and lettered windscreen 
                                             Elbow on the windowsill
                                             Eight track blazing Brucie Springsteen
                                             Bomber jacket, dressed to kill

When I first thought of this series these lines from Grey Cortina from the seminal Tom Robinson Band album Power in the Darkness were among the first to spring into my head.
It says a lot about the longevity of the Boss that he was being sung about in the days that eight tracks were still on the go

Bruce is currently touring the UK with The River tour.Hope you enjoyed Manchester Swede
Only fitting then that we go all the way back to 1980 (two years after Power in the Darkness) and feature the song of the same name from the album of the same name.

More namechecking next Saturday


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    1. Hmm. Me too.

      Nicely done, CC.

    2. not sure if I removed that comment or you did Swede - strong drink has been taken

  3. May I humbly direct you hence:

    Going to see Bruce on Friday in Coventry. (I live MUCH closer to Manchester, but I was working Wednesday.) Can't wait.

    1. My feeble efforts pale into insignificance
      Hats off to you and enjoy the Boss Rol