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  1. I'm sorry there seems to be some dissatisfaction with the way we run things. Let me just put a few things straight: When each of you signed up you agreed to the terms and conditions One of the terms is that we do not discuss moderator decisions publicly. The rule has existed for 15 years, so if that means GL is on a downhill spiral, we've been so for 15 years It's understandable that you don't agree with all moderator decisions or that you can't accept the terms. I respect that 100%. But the consequence you must draw is to either live with it or leave. We are a privat
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  2. I missed much of the excitement here today, but I want to add to Karsten's thoughts and share just a few of my own. I have been a part of the Greasy Lake family for over 20 years and I know a few things are 100% true 1) No one has ever been banned without MANY discussions and warnings. The Mod team doesn't want to censor voices or lose any, we value the world wide set of opinions and ideas that we get here. This may be hard to believe as someone you cared for is now banned, but that person had many opportunities to adjust to the rules here. If they choose to not meet community st
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  3. There’s nothing quite like hearing new Bruce for the first time. No other artist will ever make me feel this way. Don’t ever stop Bruce. Music needs you.
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  4. You can see them on the tweet Bruce put out with presale info for the LP. Someone transcribed them. Seems pretty obvious this is a political tune. (about you know who.) and has “THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE” in the lyrics! can’t wait. Rainmaker Parched Crops dying 'neath a dead sun We've been praying but no good comes The dog's howling, home's stripped bare We've been worried, but now we're scared People come for comfort or just to come Taste the dark, sticky potion or hear the drums Hands raised to Yahweh to bring the rain down He comes crawlin' 'cross the dry fields
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  5. The thought of an album of new songs from Bruce Springsteen & The E street band is a great feeling. An anticipation which doesn’t come along too often but always special when it does. Bring it on!
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  6. Bruce's recording and songwriting career has basically been his own life story. His songs and albums through the years have reflected the part of his life he was in both at that time and occasionally looking back to his teenage years and his childhood. He has written about the people he knew, the characters he encountered, the environment he was in, and the great and unique thing about him is that this has been universal. His songwriting has been one long essay on the whole human condition from childhood to old age with an American backdrop but universal in it's appeal. We all go through and
    13 points
  7. I work at a car dealership as a service writer. My 3:30 appointment came in for an inspection and I heard it before I saw it. Finally, I saw a ‘69 Chevy with a 396 in person for the very first time. While writing the work order up, I was talking with the owner and he said”Ya know, Springsteen wrote a sing about that car” I couldn’t help but laugh and fill him in on how big of a fan I am. He let me sit in it and even take it for a quick spin around the block. Great ending to a rather stressful week.
    12 points
  8. It's amazing how many fans visit the lake to voice their opinion on how Bruce is doing things wrong. It used to bug me a while back, now i just think it's funny... and a bit sad. (fuck off trolls) I'm loving this new song, I'm loving the video even more. Seeing Bruce and all his mates having such a good time and taking pride and joy at what they do and have been doing for decades is just fuckin' superb. I wish Danny and the Big Man were there too, it always softens the joy of a new video not seeing them. He's a 70+ year old rock God, i love him to bits I can't wait to list
    12 points
  9. Ron has responded to a few people on instagram One asked about there being sax on the album and he said there is. Interestingly someone asked about the mic that was used for Bruces vocals, an SM7B, and if it was Ron or Bruce who chose that. Rons response: 'it was a practical decision. His vocals were cut live with the band playing at the same time. I wanted him to feel like he was on stage... his comfort zone'
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  10. I just want to thank all of the amazing uploaders on here. You guys have helped me find things I've missed and things I lost over the years. And the small flood of 1975 Bottom Line shares really brought some absolutely wonderful memories of those shows floating back to this "silly New York" woman!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    12 points
  11. I wondered what I was reading for a minute
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  12. When I leave I won’t announce it. I will either slink out in the dark of night, or just get up and leave in the middle of a sent
    11 points
  13. I'm guessing Wembley 02 next would be a big ask?
    11 points
  14. I tried uploading photos with the original post
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  15. Haven't read anyone else's thoughts yet, but after a first couple listens, here's how I'm feeling. - Seeing (and hearing) the band working together like this even in 2020 is inspiring. Like I know I'm not the only one on this board who has wondered - with all the '70s stuff at the end of the last tour, Clarence and Danny gone, Max 10 years out from heart surgery, etc. - about the future of the band, but as of now everything still seems promising! - Very satisfying to hear the E Street Band together again in general (the organ at the 2-minute mark!!) - The execution of
    10 points
  16. Made this for the anniversary, if you go to the flickr page, the image is available in full 18 x 24 inch size.
    10 points
  17. Having just read through this thread in full for the first time, I'll once again recite @Jerseyfornias words that have always stuck with me. "There's something for everyone". In the early years of my fandom I could never get carried away with Live in Dublin. I tried - believe me, I tried - but aside from "Atlantic City" there was nothing that touched my soul the way so many other songs on the vast amount of releases at the time did. In the years that have followed I've grown to appreciate that release, but as we've gotten more and more live releases through the Archive Series
    10 points
  18. All right, we're all set in regard to the new version of the community software. There are a few kinks to work out, but I hope to get those done over the weekend. In general, everything seems to be working. Let me know if you experience otherwise. If things have switched places and you can't find them, let's try to help each other. It's new to me too, so I may not be able to answer all your questions right away. -------------------------------- Just a little pre-warning that within the next few days - probably during the weekend - I will install a new upgrade to the forum that will m
    9 points
  19. Since I was a young lad, I’ve always been interested in autographs. I used to write to footballers asking for signed photos and more often than not would get one returned. As I’ve got a lot older the appeal of signed stuff remains, but it always means much more to meet the person myself - not least to ensure it is a genuine signature. 2 days before I hoped to meet Bruce, I bought a brand new vinyl of Born to Run wrapped in cellophane. 48 hours later, it was unwrapped and the iconic cover signed in black permanent marker pen. Never played, and never will be. It’s now one of my most treasu
    9 points
  20. So let's just recap So we are hearing KOD, my lucky day, LOHAD, loose change, save my love, moonlight motel - ive bound to have missed a couple You'd think Bruce Springsteen had written this or something
    9 points
  21. You know, even after all these years there nothing quite like hearing Bruce's raspy old voice belting out new music surrounded by his superb bandmates.
    9 points
  22. Slagging off an album before it's been officially announced. Is this a new record for the earliest ever?
    9 points
  23. I second that AMBER438 .... this is a FANTASTIC thread and awesome it’s allowed here! Brad
    9 points
  24. @Rizla @Silvia one of my very favourite songs off tracks and a highlight of disk 34 Met her at a friendly little bar down along the coast She said it was her birthday so we had us a nice little toast Drove around for a while, smoked a few cigarettes Took her back to my place, she slipped off her party dress She sat for a while on the edge of the bed just talkin' Loose change in my pocket Loose change in my pocket Pint of gin in my boot cuff, I'm drivin' for a drink and a dance Sittin' on the next stool, miss a little time on her hands Yeah I
    9 points
  25. I will repeat this in some fashion for any choosing to leave. I do not know you IRL or even particularly well here, but I value your participation in any form and wish it would continue. I despair at the polarization that has infected us.
    9 points
  26. Acording to a poster at BTX, the new album is coming this fall. It is called Arcade at Night. I don't know how reliable that information is, but it sounds good to me. This taken with the confirmation that Tracks 2 isnt happening in 2020 makes perfect sense. I also love the title. Let's discuss...
    9 points
  27. A shame that this has been debunked (mind, it's nice to see Idiot'sDelight was just calling back to an old thread and isn't claiming to be ITK/a troll) but one thing continues to excite me about the next few months. Summer ending and September on the horizon can be a drag, and the dark nights have even been here for a couple of weeks too. "Summer's hangin' on, but the time's still right..." So I don't know about the rest of you, but when I've been out walking around/after half 8 recently I've been thinking back to the thrill of listening to both Western Stars albums last year, as we
    9 points
  28. Was listening to a Bruce compilation on Spotify the other day there and Born to Run came on. No matter how many times I have heard that song, when it blasts off in your ears it is absolutely breathtaking. A glorious , timeless piece of rock n roll magic that for me has never been equalled. Always one of the highlights of any Bruce show as well...when the lights go up and the stadium is going mental. Please that that happen again soon.
    9 points
  29. There's an Escort in Reno
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  30. Couldn’t agree more. I was greedy, I went to 15 European shows and I’ve never seen Bruce look as happy as he did on that tour. The 2 highlights were Hammersmith and the amphitheater in Verona. Meeting him in Claridges the night before this show was great too.The fusion of country, folk, rock, blues and jazz was absolutely sublime. Wonderful band, every show I went to was full of fun, laughter, energy and joy. Like many on here, my first show was in 1981 and I’ve seen every tour since, in my opinion this tour was as good as any of them.
    9 points
  31. My cousin’s wife’s new guide dog and her retired guide dog, now just a sweet pet.
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  32. It really is an excellent album, probably the one I am drawn back to most consistently. I appreciate it might not be his 'best' but I have perhaps listend to some of the classics to death. Lucky town feels effortlessly great and welcoming. Lyrically it is stunning (the laconic narrative of Lucky Town and the beauty of Living proof and book of dreams). If he had combined this with some of the best tunes from HT he would have created one of his best albums ever.
    8 points
  33. Not I - the 5th, 8th, 10th, 17th, and 20th were my 5 This recording of SFM sounds wonderful, doesn't it? But like you I was at the 6 Jul 85 show at Wembley - "this songs especially for London", with Steve, too - and the context adds so much. I appreciate how much Bruce cares about the ability of multi-track recordings to then be remastered into a finished product that is extraordinary for recordings of live shows. But I do wish he'd relent and consider special shows where all they may have is a two-track soundboard cassette to work with. I bet that they work wonders, and thus open
    8 points
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  35. It's such an easy song to enjoy and seeing the band back together is just joyus. This is just what 2020 needed Once again Bruce does the right thing at the right time
    8 points
  36. The more time passes, the better the album sounds. To me, it has now acquired complete independence to the rest of Bruce catalogue, or to his rock n' roll persona. And still, it's 100% Springsteen. It could stand alone, as a work for a different musician, and still be considered a masterpiece.
    8 points
  37. Oh man! I love it! Thanks, Bruce. x
    8 points
  38. Letter To You is Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, and is a rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. Recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, Letter To You is Springsteen’s 20th studio album, and is his first album including the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour. “I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no
    8 points
  39. Thanks JMW.......seems like I am finally headed in the right direction
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  40. As I've mentioned in another thread, I'm hoping he has channeled the anger evident in some of his radio shows into writing and recording a new album that he feels the need to release whilst it is still topical. I'm not suggesting it's a certainty, but I'm not totally ruling it out either.
    8 points
  41. I'll repeat what I've written on the other thread. Loose Change is a multilayered gem if doom and gloom is your style. I treasure all Springsteen's songs where the male protagonist is a rootless, numb, probably dysfunctional man. He meets the most ordinary woman, and you instantly know what's going to happen. Despite acknowledging how meaningless encounters will only provide him with feelings of deep alienation and isolation, he always makes the move. On the surface, it appears to be just another song about casual sex, but it is indeed a song about a man who's caught inside his own hea
    8 points
  42. There are few things that are beyond redemption in this world. “The church mouse is snoring” line is one of them.
    8 points
  43. So a month ago I posted some videos from the Rock&Roll Hall of fame archives, where we see Bruce & ESB perform in 2014 at the inauguration of the ESB: Apparently I had overlooked it initially, but not only these performances had been uploaded, in fact all of Bruce performances at the R&R HOF have been posted!! So this includes footage of: 1999: Bruce Springsteen induction 2014: ESB induction 2010: The 25th Anniversary concert 1995: the concert for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and some more... The 25th anniversary
    8 points