Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

Postby OoogieBoogie » 08 Oct 2017, 11:57

good?
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Earl E. Eel » 05 Feb 2018, 20:53

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Rayge » 05 Feb 2018, 20:54

He's had his moments on record. Not for north of thirty years, though.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Rayge » 05 Feb 2018, 20:58

K wrote:John talking to himself again?

What am I, chopped liver?
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby soundchaser » 05 Feb 2018, 22:10

The Wild, The Innocent & The E.Street Shuffle.

Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

Born To Run.

My Top 3.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby jimboo » 05 Feb 2018, 23:12

The statue of liberty , with a guitar!
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Quaco » 06 Feb 2018, 02:09

He needed to take drugs, then he'd be better.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 06 Feb 2018, 02:12

No. He takes drugs.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Quaco » 06 Feb 2018, 02:17

Which ones? Maybe acid specifically.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Quaco » 06 Feb 2018, 02:37

No visible Beatles influence?
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Quaco » 06 Feb 2018, 03:51

He says he pretty much doesn't!
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 06 Feb 2018, 06:02

There are details in his autobiography about antidepressant medication.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby The Modernist » 06 Feb 2018, 08:14

I was listening to Greetings From Asbury Park the other day. You could get why he made such a big impact - the epic, cinematic scale of the music, the windswept romanticism, the exuberant playing of the East Street Band. But every song basically sounded the same.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby fange » 06 Feb 2018, 08:29

The Modernist wrote: But every song basically sounded the same.

How long have you lived with the album, G?
I ask that because i think that people who hear the whole thing for the first time, or even for the first few times, can be left with that impression due to Springsteen's singing style in particular on this one and also Lopez' drumming style.
When it's had a longer time to sink in though, and you dig deeper into the songs, there is quite a bit of tempo shifting from track to track, and often within the songs, as well as some interesting arrangement work with the vocals and the rhythms used.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby fange » 06 Feb 2018, 08:35

'Lost In The Flood' is beautiful; there are people who call themselves poets and work with words for decades who never get close to the feeling and sound of the lyrics put together here by a 23-year old NJ kid.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Feb 2018, 08:54

The Modernist wrote:I was listening to Greetings From Asbury Park the other day. You could get why he made such a big impact - the epic, cinematic scale of the music, the windswept romanticism, the exuberant playing of the East Street Band. But every song basically sounded the same.


Maybe your vinyl got stuck G?

The production you can criticise, the vocal/lyrical stylings may not be your preferred choice, even the songs may not be very good in your eyes. But I cannot honestly see how you can say the songs all sounded the same?! The suite of three songs on side two are so dramatically different from eachother for starters.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Feb 2018, 09:45

I lose interest after Nebraska. Up to that point he’s mostly very good and sometimes great.

The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle is wonderful and side two, especially, is absolutely stellar. Magnificent music, full of romance and magic. He was never better. Lopez and Sancious leave and something was lost but Born To Run still had the romance and youthful spunk and the Spectorian backdrop is wonderful at times. It’s just a great rock n roll album which contains at least three Bruce masterpieces (Thunder Road, Born to Run and Jungleland). Possibly 4 with Backstreets. On Darkness we have grown up Bruce, he’s 30 something and working in a factory by day and dreaming of escape at night. I prefer young Bruce but these songs about working class life and its failed dreams still have the power to move but it’s not a world I wish to visit very often. The River is a misstep. At a push you could get a good single album out of it but there’s a lot of filler. Nebraska is something I admire rather than love but its spooked and haunted songs have something. It was a ballsy move.

He’s a stellar live performer. Very generous and engaging. One of the greats.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Feb 2018, 09:50

Goat Boy wrote:He’s a stellar live performer. Very generous and engaging. One of the greats.


I've had the enormous pleasure of seeing him live sixtimes now. He's never been less than very good and on at least three occasions, he has been 'incendiary' brilliant. Along with Prince, he's the greatest, most natural live performer I've ever been fortunate enough to witness. His Ricoh Arena show at Coventry 18 months ago was mind boggling - he had a football stadium rocking and feeling like an indoor show at somewhere like Brixton Academy. That shouldn't be possible to do but he most certainly achieved it that night.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby The Modernist » 06 Feb 2018, 09:54

fange wrote:
The Modernist wrote: But every song basically sounded the same.

How long have you lived with the album, G?
I ask that because i think that people who hear the whole thing for the first time, or even for the first few times, can be left with that impression due to Springsteen's singing style in particular on this one and also Lopez' drumming style.
When it's had a longer time to sink in though, and you dig deeper into the songs, there is quite a bit of tempo shifting from track to track, and often within the songs, as well as some interesting arrangement work with the vocals and the rhythms used.


To answer your question - I haven't! I was listening to "It's so hard to be a Saint..", as someone had picked it in the cup. Youtube then started playing other tracks from the album so I decided to listen to the whole thing. The song constructions sounded pretty much the same to me as did the arrangements; it was like he was rewriting the same song.