Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dr. Zoom, Apr 29, 2018.
Don't bet on it. I have seen a lot of hypocritical rock stars in my life.
Ha! Yeah I totally thought that too, Messiah complex or what?
Just announced. No E Street tour in 2019.
I can only assume "various recording projects" means the new album in the spring, and most likely a BITUSA box set at the end of the year (35th anniversary in 2019).
I'm betting there will be a tour tied in with that in 2020.
Bruce turns 70 in September. I can't believe there won't be something big tied in with that.
Most likely project for 2019 will be the 35th anniversary BITUSA box in the first half of the year and whatever new album he’s working on for the late Nov holiday peak buying season with a Spring 2020 tour to support the album.
The Darkness box set came out November 16, 2010. The River box came out December 4, 2015. I can almost guarantee the BITUSA box will come out in late in the year, not earlier. A tour in 2020 could capitalize on both releases.
I would expect they're counting on the momentum from the Broadway show and Netflix to drive interest in a "new" album. The interest in the box set is built in already among his hardcore fans, and these types of anniversary box sets almost always come out around Christmas (as we're seeing now).
You’re probably right. If anything, just the BITUSA box in Nov and whatever new album late in 2020 so they can tour it around the election.
Like a party?
Hype around anything these days and any subsequent momentum lasts a few days.
I did not think much of the trailer. I have not seen the show in Broadway and I recognise that the whole concept is not extremely appealing to me (although I really enjoyed the first half of his book, second part was very similar to his encores in the live shows: uneventful, unsurprising and dragging a bit).
I am looking forward to seeing the show in Netflix, but my first thought when watching the trailer was that the whole thing seemed a little bit boring. And it's two hours and a half of that.
I’ll be content to watch it on Netflix.
As opposed to coughing up a mortgage payment to see it in person.
I agree about a big 2020 tour and Q4 releases for Bruce boxes.
I have trouble with when the solo album and non-ESB solo tour fits into the mix. If there's live work in 2019, then it means he was busy in 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020. I don't see him releasing a solo album without live work or limited touring.
I don't think he has political relevance outside a couple districts in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
trite been there seen that. we know it. he used to tell the long dramatic story when he played its my life. adam raised a cain etc i cant stand independence day. i like cadillac ranch and for a rocker and sherry darling.
which means no album. little steven must have booked another tour nobody shows up for.
he has 'recording projects now'.
couldnt watch the entire promo. no way. 'my dad was my hero and greatest foe'. no special for me.
I'm really looking forward to the show and album. Would've loved to have made the trip the NYC to see it in person but a trip would've cost a few grand and I reserve that sort of cash for surgeries and Barbara Eden dinner theater appearences.
Human Touch and Lucky Town are cheesy, generic.....almost to the point of sounding like contractual obligations.
There's been a slight element of this in a lot of the records since except The Ghost of Tom Joad.....I didn't like at the time but it has aged well.
But Rolling $tone absolutely loves it all.
Not a Springsteen fan, but The Ghost of Tom Joad is a favourite LP of mine!
100 percent.( 'where are we going together as a people'?)
Well clearly you didnt read the first part of his biography, or at best, didnt understand it.
But good luck wrestling with that decision to watch the Broadway show.
Its a question on the minds of a lot of people paying attention these days.
But clearly smaller things are on your mind. Carry on.
I find it amusing/ infuriating that all of your posts are critical of Springsteen but veiled as a “longtime” fan. By universal accounts, the Broadway show is loaded with material where Bruce takes himself to task, all but confirming that Bruce Springsteen is a creation. That is not what I would call a pretentious approach to this show. You call yourself a longtime fan but you won’t tune in to a show that has garnered universal praise from professional critics who would have been more then pleased to rip Springsteen to shreds for his show. They have been won over and have continued to heap praise on this show. Yet you have no interest in tuning in. Indeed I must commend you for being skilled at feining fandom but no one reading you posts could believe it for a minute.
I believe that he’s been a fan for a long time, that he loves the earlier stuff, and that he doesn’t like the more recent stuff.
All very believable.
No longtime fan would dismiss the show outright. It does contain songs from his most successful years. It is also funny, moving and intense. Why would a so-called fan not take a chance on it. But this tread is loaded with folks who have been eager to take a shot at Springsteen. Can’t help but feeling that his political views are at the core of it. I’m not saying that all of his work is up to the legend, (stand up and take a bow WOAD). But there are those who are taking him to task for not releasing his best records of his career at near 70 years old. Ridiculous, and those folks are missing the point that they being older will never hear music with the same excitement they felt when they were 18 and Born to Run was presented to them.
Several people posting here just don't seem to like Bruce Springsteen at all. That's fair enough (and no crime), curious that they need to keep saying it over and over again though. I have seen the Broadway show and it was completely wonderful, I doubt very much whether the feeling of being there will transfer to a Netflix special, I may not watch it, but I've seen the show. Would recommend it to anyone who was ever a fan of him. Not recommended to people who want to just nitpick everything he ever sings, does or says.
I’m in the same boat. I consider myself a pretty big Springsteen fan. I don’t care much for his recent work. Ghost of Tom Joaf was the last album I gave any real time to. I did like Seeger Sessions though.
I kind of feel like the E Street reunion (which may have been the only way for him to maintain arena/stadium levels of touring success) really marked the end of his really creative/innovative period.
I am excited to see the Netflix special as I didn’t want to pay the price of the Broadway show.
I don’t see why being a fan requires you to like all of an artist’s work.
I'm a lifelong Democrat. Try again.
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