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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.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby fange » 06 Feb 2018, 10:01

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Feb 2018, 10:28

‘Dancing In The Dark’ and ‘Born In The USA’ are worse than anything Bowie shat out in the 80s.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby soundchaser » 06 Feb 2018, 10:35

OCT wrote:‘Dancing In The Dark’ and ‘Born In The USA’ are worse than anything Bowie shat out in the 80s.


:o How dare you! Dancing In The Dark, was my way into Bruce and i found the back catalogue from there. And even though the whole Born In The USA album, is Bruce as Mr. Showbiz, it's an album I've still got a lot of time for: it's just fun. After Let's Dance, Bowie was mainly rubbish in the 1980s. Springsteen, sir, was not.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Feb 2018, 19:26

I'm reminded of the 2013 live version of "New York City Serenade"from Rome.. skip the 45 second pre-song introductions... and luxuriate in the most compellingly beautiful version you'll hear... featuring the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra (known principally now for bringing to life the works of Ennio Morricone) there is something quite magical and mystical going on here.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Hightea » 06 Feb 2018, 21:04

first few albums are excellent then he got very boring.
His live performance is always excellent even 40 years later.
he is an excellent frontman - one of the best.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Feb 2018, 22:41

soundchaser wrote:
OCT wrote:‘Dancing In The Dark’ and ‘Born In The USA’ are worse than anything Bowie shat out in the 80s.


:o How dare you! Dancing In The Dark, was my way into Bruce and i found the back catalogue from there. And even though the whole Born In The USA album, is Bruce as Mr. Showbiz, it's an album I've still got a lot of time for: it's just fun. After Let's Dance, Bowie was mainly rubbish in the 1980s. Springsteen, sir, was not.




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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 06 Feb 2018, 22:45

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Feb 2018, 22:50

0:58 - 1:02 - a great artist in actione
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Feb 2018, 22:57

Who gives a fuck really?

Christ, check this out instead. Rock n roll dreams come true...

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Feb 2018, 23:01

ach he's a cunt. fuck' sake
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby echolalia » 06 Feb 2018, 23:10

I find him cloying and sentimental. It’s like he took the 50p Judy finds deep down in her pocket in the Boomtown Rats’ Rat Trap and spun it into a whole career. I like Nebraska though. Born in the USA is an absolute shocker.

Gimme Tom Petty any day!

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Goat Boy » 06 Feb 2018, 23:15

Bruce Springsteen....a cunt who's worse than Tom Petty
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby echolalia » 06 Feb 2018, 23:23

Most cunts are

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Feb 2018, 02:05

Bunch of silly sods...
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Moleskin » 07 Feb 2018, 13:53

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.
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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Feb 2018, 10:59

** on the TCE scale. Having purchased the box set that included everything up to Born In The USA I found I only really like two albums: The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle and Born To Run. The rest I really don’t need.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Ranking Ted » 09 Feb 2018, 21:48

I listened to both Nebraska and Greetings... last week while working at home, for some reason. Both of them really hit, one spare but compelling, the other florid and teeming with words and life. He’s so much of the rock furniture with his big hits so ubiquitous. Those slightly more marginal things from that Imperial phase remind you why he got his rep.

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Re: Bruce Springsteen

Postby Jimbo » 10 Feb 2018, 05:50

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.


Actually I don't hate Human Touch or Lucky Town. Together they make a good double album.

His first two are masterpieces. Nebraska is a bore. The River is, too.
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