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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.

Springsteen’s Autobiography To Be Released September 27th

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That will be interesting. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Boss did something very admirable:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was well done by Bruce.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Via Eron:

All 314 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdw wrote:
Eron trolled me with this on Facebook, and I had to troll Guren. :)

All 293 (+2) Bruce Springsteen songs, ranked; the ultimate Boss list


This was the one from last year by a different author.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recent list by Caryn Rose is much closer to my personal rankings. Of my favorite Springsteen songs, the lowest ranked by Ms. Rose is "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" at #164. In contrast, Bobby Olivier has "Loose Ends" at #262 and "Restless Nights" at #208. Idiot.

I haven't compared the 2 lists that closely, but I noticed that "Ramrod" is #279 on Olivier's list, and #79 on Rose's. Anything in particular jump out for you, jdw?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a fan of "This Hard Land" jumping from #101 to #11. You know my long fondness for the BitUSA tracks left off BitUSA and only seeing the official light with Tracks. The old thread and our recent comments on the last page. Those reflect my extra special fondness of "This Hard Land" by using it as the title track of the BitUSA CD that I burned. So it moving up to #11... I marked for that. :)

Caryn's comments about the "The Promise" is interesting, especially in not noting that the version preferred was actually recorded in 1999 rather than one of the versions recorded back during the Darkness sessions. The comments make it backwards: they track chron release, not recording. It kind of renders the "no longer about Springsteen" comment odd, especially since Bruce has said that the song is about the lawsuit. In other words, the versions back in 1977-78 were about it, which the version on The Promise album is a composite / edit from. All that said, I do like the 18 Tracks version that she likes quite a bit. The version on The Promise fits well into the Darkness sound and vibe to a T, while the version on 18 Tracks does a really good job of stripping it down to the lyrical power. It's a bit like the difference between the album version of Thunder Road vs the piano backed version of the 1975 live performances. Grew up with the album version and loved it. Then was blown away the first time I heard the piano version and thought instantly, "Shit... *that's* the lyrics speaking to ME!" :) A;ways interesting when a song can be effective in different ways like that.

I liked seeing "Reason to Believe" and "Shut Out The Light" move up, though I would have both higher.

I think both lists rate "Born in the U.S.A." too high. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitting at tonight fades into tomorrow:

"Reason To Believe" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Charlotte Coliseum on January 16, 1985
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Fucked Me Up: Bruce Springsteen Singing About Clarence Clemons
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