Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dr. Zoom, Apr 29, 2018.
Excellent interview, thanks!
Bruce knows what time it is.
To release another terrible album like Wrecking Ball?
Does he indicate that’s what he’s planning anywhere in this interview? Didn’t see it myself.
I have no idea. Had no interest in hearing what he had to say about the current social/political climate and the virus, so if he mentioned future release plans, I would have missed it.
Funny, the article was headlined as a playlist, yet music was actually discussed very little. How about asking about Tracks 2 or the BITUSA box at the very least?
No worries. Your loss.
Im sure you didnt miss much, just Bruce pontificating.
Little bit of chat about who's gonna be goin down, down down come November.
With his many academic degrees, Bruce should be the one to know.
It's a cool play list. The article was written by David Brooks of the New York Times, kind of what you'd expect from a Brooks column.
Brooks and Bruce. Oy vey.
I'm sorry, but I can't find which Springsteen thread in which were discussing Bruce's popularity in 1992, so I'll post here.
Out of nowhere, an Adam Sandler bit from one of his CDs popped into my head the other night. So I found it on YouTube and was reading about the albums, and it said he did an HBO special in which he covered Out in the Street in 1996 or 1997. I also remember seeing him in 1995 and 1997, and at one of those shows, he was doing medleys and imitated Bruce forgetting the lyrics. In the HBO video and at the show I saw, most of the audience didn't get it. He told them to sing along to Out in the Street, but most of the audience didn't know it. I was laughing out loud at the show I was at, but was probably the only one.
I think these are good proof of what were talking about how out of touch he was in the 90s with the target audience for the MTV watchers/radio listeners.
I think we know that you hate most of what he's done since 2ooo. Wrecking Ball is a very good album. Shows him not resting on his laurels, trying a few new styles and subject matter, I prefer the live version but Land of Hope and Dreams is one of his greatest tracks, the title track is pretty good and Easy Money, Shackled and Drawn, Death to My Hometown and We Are Alive are all worthy amongst others. We Take Care of Our Own was a decent single. Pretty consistent and not bad at all for an aging rock star in his 60s. I am so glad we have it even if you prefer it didn't exist.
I've come to expect to like 50% or less on each new Bruce album ( I still keep coming back go figure!)..but Wrecking Ball doesn't hit even that low mark for me..I like just 3. But then that even puts it ahead of Working in a dream for me.
Multiple fingers crossed for unexpected pleasures from a Tracks 2.
On Greasy Lake and BTX, Wrecking Ball is held in high regard. I don't get the love for it. It would have been best as an EP.
On the other hand, I love Working on a Dream.
Of his relatively recent W albums I put Wrecking Ball in the middle behind Western Stars, Workin' on a Dream is (mostly) pretty dire. In fact I also prefer Western Stars to any of his (3) 90s albums. A solid listen, comes in 4th or 5th this millenium (I also rate Devils and Dust quite highly)
2. The Rising
3. Western Stars
I don't care for Western Stars, Wrecking Ball or any of that later stuff,
this is the real Bruce to me:
Classic and timeless.
That being said there's something to like off all the albums thru Magic IMO.
I do like some of W.Stars especially his concert film of it.
Probably since D&D I got fatigued with his songs hitting on similar themes after so many years. But there's tons for me to enjoy, not a problem.
I've been in a Bruce mood, put on Plugged DVD and some songs from Live in NY DVD . Awesome one two punch from Murder Inc. into Badlands.
Brooks of “ creased pants” fame?
I actually did try to access the article , but they want me to sign up, so my loss.
And beating the living crap out of the phrase, "In some fashion."
How are we going to survive the next four years?
And just for the record, the US is a Republic, not a Democracy.
Pretty sure Bruce went to school back when civics was still taught.
I havent read the article but I tend to avoid Brooks, I think if him as mamby pamby, doesnt have a lot to say, I dont find him all that thoughtful or a good invest of time
He used to display some insight on rare occasions. Now he's just a corporate shill.
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