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Re: Springsteen

Post by Jerome » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:06 pm

Listening to it just now. Excellent album. Great to see him continue to make great music. You can hear that he has been hanging out with the Dropkick Murphy's too, the Irish influence is there to be heard. Thumbs up, Bruce!

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Watergirl » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:51 am

Death to my hometown, live. Amazing...

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Monty » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:54 pm

Watergirl wrote:Death to my hometown, live. Amazing...

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com ... 2/1388770/
Thanks for posting that, a great live performance.

The new album is really good. Only given it one listen so far, looking forward to listening to it more this weekend.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by JerseyGirl » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:39 pm

Got Wrecking ball yesterday and it is really good! Definatley has some Irish punk influence- thought the same thing about the Dropkick Murphy's influencing Bruce. Very 8) . Maybe it was Frank, even more 8) .

Going to the opening show in Atlanta next Sunday- looking forward to hearing some of these songs live, but damn, wish I could be in Asbury Park, New Jersey the same night for Frank and the Sleeping Souls's closing show at the Wonder bar!

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Re: Springsteen

Post by tenaciousdazz » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Can anyone please tell me if there are any other Springsteen albums in the same vein as Nebraska and Tom Joad...basically non E-Street albums, cos in my opinion his work with E-Street sucks, but I like those two albums.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by DaveHughes » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:20 am

To be honest, only really Born to Run through to Born in the USA (skipping Nebraska), then Rising, Magic, Working on a Dream are E-Street Band albums

The first two are primordial E-street (different drummer, horns, different bassist on some tracks on the debut)
They are greetings from asbury park, and The Wild The Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle.

Then there's Tunnel of Love which was recorded much like Wrecking Ball, with Sprignsteen doing it mostly on acoustic and picking and choosing people to overdub. The E-street band are all featured on it, but there isn't a single track that they all play on (no saxophone), and they were never in the same room when recording it.

Human Touch and Lucky town are his early 90's rock albums, recorded with session musicians. Human Touch is ropey, but has some real high points, and Lucky Town is brilliant from start to finish.

You mentioned Ghost of Tom Joad, then in 2005 there's Devils and Dust which is very similar but louder. Again, recorded with session musicians.

Finally, there's the Seeger Sessions work (We Shall overcome, and Live in Dublin), which is totally different again. A 16 peice folk orchestra playing old-tyme folk standards made famous by seeger. It's amazing, and the live show was brilliant (I'm in a place where I might actually prefer the SSB show I saw to any ESB one)

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Watergirl » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:53 pm

by tenaciousdazz » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Can anyone please tell me if there are any other Springsteen albums in the same vein as Nebraska and Tom Joad...basically non E-Street albums, cos in my opinion his work with E-Street sucks, but I like those two albums.
'Devils and Dust' would be the one for you.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by DaveHughes » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:55 pm

Or indeed the bootleg called "How Nebraska was born", which is basically the full nebraska tape before it was mastered and cut up for the much shorter CD. Goes from 180 minutes to whatever the length of the LP was. Lots of other songs that disappeared or became other songs.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by tenaciousdazz » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:06 pm

DaveHughes wrote:

Finally, there's the Seeger Sessions work (We Shall overcome, and Live in Dublin), which is totally different again. A 16 peice folk orchestra playing old-tyme folk standards made famous by seeger. It's amazing, and the live show was brilliant (I'm in a place where I might actually prefer the SSB show I saw to any ESB one)

Yeah, forgot to mention that I already had that one as well. In my opinion it's his best work by far.

I purchased Devils and Dust today. Half way through listening right now. I think I do prefer Nebraska because of its stark nature. D&D is pretty good though.
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Re: Springsteen

Post by Skuzafan » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:03 am

Today at work I suddenly was aware that I was singing along with "we take care of our own". I've been listening to "Wrecking Ball" in my car, so it didn't immediately occur to me that I was hearing it on the "Muzak" at work. My techs kinda got a kick out of it because they'd never heard me sing along with anything before :)
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Re: Springsteen

Post by und32 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:28 pm

DaveHughes wrote:Finally, there's the Seeger Sessions work (We Shall overcome, and Live in Dublin), which is totally different again. A 16 peice folk orchestra playing old-tyme folk standards made famous by seeger. It's amazing, and the live show was brilliant (I'm in a place where I might actually prefer the SSB show I saw to any ESB one)
I feel the same way about the Sessions Tour. Live in Dublin has probably been the Springsteen album I've listened to the most over the past two or three years. I would absolutely love another tour with that outfit, especially if it means downsizing the venues he plays in.

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Iwillnotgrowup » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:39 pm

Springsteen, Frank and The Gaslight Anthem.... My 3 favourite artists/bands and lucky me I get to see them all this year.

Don't get me started on the Boss. I pretty much love everything he has done.

I don't think I could put them into any order of preference but for somebody wanting to get into his music I would recommend the following albums:

Born To Run
Darkness On The Edge of Town
The Rising
Nebraska
The River
Born In The USA
The Wrecking Ball

Then once you have listened to all of these get the rest.

My favourite Bruce songs:

Thunder Road ( I love Franks cover)
No Surrender (Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem did an amazing duet with him on this in Hyde Park 2009 - youtube it)
The Promised Land
Bobby Jean
The River
Born To Run
Glory Days
I'm Goin' Down
Rosalita
Out on the Streets
Jungleland

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Bossman66 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:54 pm

In MIlan this week, Bruce played 33 songs over 3 hours & 38 minutes!

The gig started on 7th June & finished on 8th with a 10 song encore - just listen to them CRAZY Itailians singing 'Born In The USA'

It got me wondering, what is the longest show on record by Frank? (I know length isn't everything girls...lol)

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Re: Springsteen

Post by Bossman66 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:14 pm

To update my previous post, here's an edited clip of Bruce's gig at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium last night where they played 3 HOURS 48 MINUTES:

http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/cu ... 66501.html

WORDS FAIL ME!!!!

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