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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby yomptepi » 10 Feb 2018, 10:39

Moleskin wrote:The only genuine stinker in his catalogue is Human Touch. Over-worked and airless. No surprise that he decided to release the 'surprise' album Lucky Town alongside it.

That said, I can think of few records so sprung with joy as The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. That was one hell of a band.


I disagree. I think Human Touch and lucky Town are good. As is the MTV show the same time. I am not a big fan of the big band sound of the E Street Band. I actively dislike Clarence Clemon's Saxophone contributions. I can appreciate the rush of the first three albums, and Born to Run is as solid an album as anyone has made. But is Tunnel Of Love where I really join in. I prefer the stripped down sound, and more considered , maybe " adult" nature of the lyrics. Lucky Town was the last Springsteen album I liked, and I think his recent form is just horrible. I can see what the big Springsteen fans see in him, and his epic performances. But it just not for me.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Jimbo » 10 Feb 2018, 11:54

yomptepi wrote:
Moleskin wrote: Tunnel Of Love where I really join in. I prefer the stripped down sound, and more considered , maybe " adult" nature of the lyrics.


It was an obvious stab at progression and experimentation but an album so earthy and lyrically deep would have been much better without that clownish synth wash. A churchy organ would have done a better job of solemnifying the songs. In fact, to hell with synthesizers all together. The organ, piano or sometimes a Fender Rhodes should be used whenever a musician needs "keyboards."
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Jimbo » 10 Feb 2018, 12:37

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Osgood » 10 Feb 2018, 23:08

I joined at Born To Run and it's still a fave of mine. Human Touch was the first I didn't buy. From then on every album has its share of good songs, but none seems particularly great, except maybe The Rising. I used to think that his top was Darkness at the Edge of Town, but I'm not so sure these days, have not played it in ages.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby andymacandy » 11 Feb 2018, 09:37

The Seeger Sessions, and the live album that goes with it are excellent. Maybe not quite as high as his career best, but a very welcome late career bonus.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby soundchaser » 11 Feb 2018, 09:56

yomptepi wrote:
Moleskin wrote:The only genuine stinker in his catalogue is Human Touch. Over-worked and airless. No surprise that he decided to release the 'surprise' album Lucky Town alongside it.

That said, I can think of few records so sprung with joy as The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. That was one hell of a band.


I disagree. I think Human Touch and lucky Town are good. As is the MTV show the same time. I am not a big fan of the big band sound of the E Street Band. I actively dislike Clarence Clemon's Saxophone contributions. I can appreciate the rush of the first three albums, and Born to Run is as solid an album as anyone has made. But is Tunnel Of Love where I really join in. I prefer the stripped down sound, and more considered , maybe " adult" nature of the lyrics. Lucky Town was the last Springsteen album I liked, and I think his recent form is just horrible. I can see what the big Springsteen fans see in him, and his epic performances. But it just not for me.


I like Springsteen right the way through Human Touch/Lucky Town, with Tunnel Of Love being especially good. Of the later albums, I’ve got The Rising, Magic and Working On A Dream, but they are pale shadows of Bruce at his best.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Moleskin » 11 Feb 2018, 10:33

I can see I need to revisit.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Moleskin » 11 Feb 2018, 10:34

andymacandy wrote:The Seeger Sessions, and the live album that goes with it are excellent. Maybe not quite as high as his career best, but a very welcome late career bonus.


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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby yomptepi » 11 Feb 2018, 10:54

andymacandy wrote:The Seeger Sessions, and the live album that goes with it are excellent. Maybe not quite as high as his career best, but a very welcome late career bonus.


I hate all that fist pumping , chest thumping bollocks. Give it a fucking rest.
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