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  1. 26 points
    After much discussion and thoughtful consideration, the Admin/Mod team has made the decision to shut down the political forum. Over several years, we have tried many different “versions” of this in an attempt to have nuanced, thoughtful conversations about political events and Bruce’s opinions and how those opinions may have shaped some of our thinking. However, each attempt has met with failure, as the forum has denigrated to name calling, insults and different levels of hatred and animosity in every form we have provided. Our overriding goal for the community is to provide an inclusive place, where people can feel safe to discuss their love for Bruce and the music he has given us. While other interests on the site seem to be well supported (other artists as an example) and in these forums, differing opinions are welcomed. Friends are made in these forums, and new things are discovered as someone brings them to our attention. The political forum seemed to only create “enemies and allies” and the spirit exhibited divided Greasy Lake members more than it united them. So we have chosen to focus on what unites us, our love for all things Springsteen. The internet has an endless amount of places where politics are discussed, we have decided we don’t need to provide a place for that here. No doubt, some day in the near future, Bruce may comment on a political topic. We will allow a civilized discussion of Bruce’s thoughts or the actions he chooses to take on the main page. Other than that, no political topics will be allowed. Please don’t try anything like the topic “I wonder what Bruce thinks about __________?” in hopes of that being approved. On a personal note, I enjoyed the political forum and will miss it. However, I also miss many friends who used to post here more often, who have decided to spend time elsewhere. Many of these friends told me personally that the “Fight Club” was a big part of that decision. I hope some of them hear about the change and decide to revisit our forums and share their thoughts and ideas about topics. I am sure I am not the only one who misses their voice. In the meantime, this is a final decision so there is no need to reach out and ask if we might change our mind. We will lock the forum to replies and allow a few days for you to read/archive anything you wish to save. There are some threads there that aren't of a political nature, if you would like those moved to "Loose Ends" please ask a Mod or Admin and we will tow the thread to the forum. Please don't drag your political "enemies list" into the new forums, we will be encouraging those previous animosities to be forgotten. Our goal is for us to be united as a community of friends. Focusing our attention on what unites us and eliminating the endless debates about what divides us is hopefully a step in that direction Mikey, For the GL Admin/Mod Team
  2. 10 points
    Seeing as I couldn't stay logged off and seem to be back on here 24/7, I guess I should try and get back on track with posting 'half decent' content that makes me feel like I've done something helpful for the forum. I've enjoyed posting these threads in the past, hopefully you've enjoyed them as well. This time around it's Devils & Dust complete from live shows in 2005, mainly because I'm running out of albums and want to at least save Born to Run in '75 for a bit longer. "Devils & Dust" "All The Way Home" "Reno" "Long Time Comin'" "Black Cowboys" "Maria's Bed" "Silver Palomino" "Jesus Was An Only Son" "Leah" "The Hitter" "All I'm Thinking 'Bout" "Matamoros Banks" And just in case this seems really unappealing for the majority, I present, well, more unappealing and unrelated to the album videos from the 2005 tour. "Frankie" "Waitin' on a Sunny Day" "Walk Like a Man" If you enjoyed this concept, please be aware that there are other threads like this: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, live in 73/74 Magic, live over the years Live 75-85; (Most of) Working on a Dream, live in 2009; Born in the U.S.A live in '84/'85; Wrecking Ball live in '12/'13; Darkness live in '78; The River live in '80/'81; Tunnel of Love live in '88
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    It’s almost been 2 months since this was released, and we still have the album on repeat in our car so I listen to it every single day. It’s definitely made me develop clear favourites, but also realise that there really isn’t one bad song on the album. I have to say though besides Moonlight Motel, I think Chasin’ Wild Horses is not only one of my favourite Bruce songs ever, but in general one of my favourite songs ever. I had wondered how long it would take for the novelty of a new album to wear off, and it really still hasn’t. I still can’t help picking up the album in my hands and marvelling at it.
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    Some guy said they're finishing up the Tom Morello guitar overdubs as we speak.
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    On a train going through the Highlands of Scotland listening to WS is pretty much perfect.
  7. 8 points
    https://www.discogs.com/The-Who-Whos-Next/release/8142380
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    Crazy to think it has been 3 years already. My best "Bruce Week" with 3 legendary shows, Philly # 1, Philly # 2 and up to Boston for the final night of the tour. Anyone of these shows would have been my "legendary" show by themselves, getting 3 amazing shows between Sept 7th and Sept 14th still convinces me I saw Bruce at his best as he wrapped up a week I won't forget.
  10. 7 points
    I hope most of you know this This for newer people You are interested in this show 1977-12-31 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ With Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and the E Street Band: HAVING A PARTY / THE FEVER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER With the E Street Band: LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU (with The Miami Horns) / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN (with The Miami Horns) / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / QUARTER TO THREE (with The Miami Horns) Springsteen & The E Street Band join Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes for several songs and then kick into a set of their own, the first two of which are broadcast live. "Having A Party'" includes a bit of "It's All Right" as an introduction. "Backstreets" features the first known version of "Drive All Night" as the intro, or at least lyrics that would end up in "Drive All Night". Springsteen was not on stage for the three songs between "I Don't Want To Go Home" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher", which are "Got To Be A Better Way Home", "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "Stagger Lee", with guest Robert Gordon and featuring a snippet of "Red Hot" in the midsection. ********************************** To find the details, click on the header 1977-12-31 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ then you will go to the Gig page, every show has one, where information is organized under tabs If you want to see if it was recorded, and if you might get a copy, look under "Recordings" 1977-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ Scheduled: 21:00 Local Start Time ??:?? / End Time ??:?? Info & Setlist | Venue Springsteen & The E Street Band join Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes for several songs and then kick into a set of their own, the first two of which are broadcast live. "Having A Party'" includes a bit of "It's All Right" as an introduction. "Backstreets" features the first known version of "Drive All Night" as the intro, or at least lyrics that would end up in "Drive All Night". Springsteen was not on stage for the three songs between "I Don't Want To Go Home" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher", which are "Got To Be A Better Way Home", "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "Stagger Lee", with guest Robert Gordon and featuring a snippet of "Red Hot" in the midsection. On Stage SetlistPerformancesGalleryMediaRecordingStorytellerNews Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Southside Johnny The Asbury Jukes Al Berger Kevin Kavanaugh Kenny Pentifallo Billy Rush The Miami Horns Rick Gazda Stan Harrison Ed Manion Bob Muckin Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg Bruce Springsteen (Guest) The E Street Band (Guests) Roy Bittan Clarence Clemons Danny Federici Garry Tallent Steven Van Zandt Max Weinberg Recording tab says Soundboard as well as radio broadcast released on CD 'Catch These Big Stars In The Night…If You Can!' (Eagle Records). The whole set was filmed by the theatre crew and is circulating in very poor quality. "Stagger Lee" is unfortunately missing from all bootlegs, but can be streamed on Wolfgang's Vault's Concert Vault along with the rest of the set. The audio quality of this recording is somewhat of an upgrade over other sources. The 'Catch these Stars…' boot has the last three tracks of Springsteen's set from an audience tape, including the complete version of "Backstreets" (which is missing the introduction on the soundboard source). thank you! Dave
  11. 7 points
    Ok, I’m at the venue. There is a short lineup of people waiting to get into the Fanzone — the place right beside the red carpet. About 15 people in front of me in line.
  12. 7 points
    The Rising tour was certainly a big one for me. It's the first tour where I attended more than one show. I saw three shows during that tour and they were all memorable for different reasons. Paris ( October 14th 2002); First and still to this day the only time I have seen Bruce overseas (apart from Ireland !), although I am very much hoping that all changes in 2020. This was the first show of the European tour and I booked a ticket and accommodation with Badlands. It was a truly fantastic week-end leading up to the show on the Monday night at the magnificent Bercy Arena. There was a big pre-show party the night before in a bar in central Paris and there were literally hundreds of fans there from all over Europe. Great atmosphere...and I even had a brief "chat" with a very worse for wear Liz Kershaw ! The show was great, although I was right at the back it didn't detract from the gig itself. Always much prefer seeing Bruce indoors. Manchester (May 29th 2003); The gig that almost didn't happen !...local residents had put in a petition to have the show cancelled due to worries about noise. I am convinced to this day that the volume at that concert was turned down for that reason. A roasting hot day at the Old Trafford Cricket ground. A strange venue for a rock concert to be honest. First time I had ever heard Jungleland played live...something I had been waiting on for years. Great show but not loud enough. Dublin (May 31st 2003); Only two days after the Manchester show. Flew to Dublin from Manchester and on the Saturday (another very warm day) made my way to the RDS as I was determined to get as near as possible to the stage. Waited in a queue for hours then ran like hell to the front and ended up about 10 feet from the stage...still the nearest I have ever been to the stage at a Bruce show. Absolutely awesome experience. Brilliant show which was the longest of the tour up till that point. To be so near to the stage and see Bruce and the band at such close quarters was overwhelming. To be only a few metres from Clarence blasting out that solo on Jungleland was just mindblowing. Totally shattered and dehydrated at the end and I had a long walk back to the hotel but it was all worth it. The Rising tour was the last tour that Danny Federici played the whole tour with the band. It was the first time that the reformed ESB had toured behind a new album. Clarence still in reasonable nick. The band were in great form. Of course the shadow of 9/11 hung over the whole tour, it was a very emotional tour no doubt about it. However, I look back on it now with great fondness. I think he has done better tours since then, but the Rising tour always holds a special place in my heart and my memory.
  13. 7 points
    Hi Daisey, just realised missed your birthday! Sorry to read about all your troubles, sending you a big hug ..
  14. 7 points
    Enjoy the re-up while you can (before it probably gets removed again.)
  15. 6 points
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/bruce-springsteen-hints-at-new-really-good-record-with-e-street-band Bring it on Bruce...
  16. 6 points
    If this is too political, feel free to delete it. I just thought this interview really sheds a light on Born in the USA.
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    I always thought this was intentional. To emphasize the monotonous sound of the machines.
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    Updated: "The Ties That Bind" http://brucebase.wikidot.com/stats:the-river-studio-sessions#toc3 The Wild, Innocent..... read "The Fever" and "You Mean So Much To Me" http://brucebase.wikidot.com/stats:wild-innocent-e-street-shuffle-studio-sessions#toc3
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    Same over here, really. I've been playing WS since day 1 and I'm still playing it, from beginning to end. Not only marvelling it and enjoying it, but it really does still grow on me. Can't put my finger on any other album that gave me this feeling, think I must go back to either 78 or 75, and you know what I'm referring to here...only during my vacation I didn't listen to it daily but the moment I got back home it went into the play and repeat mode. Never really expected an album like this, soundwise and qualitywise. It's just a superb album that really fits my life today, being older and not runnin' anymore. Just a shame all you folks out there who didn't buy the album are really missing sth there. Even as a long-time Springsteen fan I can truly say, rather write, that he, Bruce, really put the best into it. And one true classic has been born, the absolute highlight of the album, Western Stars itself. Everything that really is so great about this album comes together in this one song Probably the number one album this year, I really can't think of any other one to knock it of the pole position. And, honestly, I must say that there is a lot of great music out there, apart from Bruce. Mission impossible made possible as only Bruce can do.
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    The best version is of course the one for hoserboy
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    How big of a must-have is this show? Last time I downloaded a show was November when there was a 50-percent off sale. And that was after asking the Mrs. permission. This time, I'm asking her for forgiveness.
  29. 6 points
    and here is hoping that all your days contain an Extra Long Kitty
  30. 5 points
    It’s an absolute abomination isn’t it
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    its weird when i went to bed last night i saw that Thom Zimny had won for SOB i thought that was awsome now its all doom and gloom because Bruce didn't win well done Thom over the years he has given us many wounderful things and his work deserves recognition and his accolades applauded
  33. 5 points
    Guess at February ESB album release for March & April US first leg before late May / early June to mid July European stadium tour.
  34. 5 points
    Jesus Was An Only Son is a freakin' bloody tremendous song.
  35. 5 points
    I seem to get the "I'm ringing about the accident you were involved in that wasn't your fault........" all the time now. I've got a new response, I say "Which one? There's been a few ". That throws them off but then they go back on script " The one that was not your fault." So my next gambit is "Let me see.....the one in March definitely wasn't my fault, the guy stepped right in front of me.......the one in May ....not me (then I whisper.....) ......but I'd had a drink so........shhhh, then the one after that, well that wasn't my fault ......how was I to know that street was one way now.......so anyway, which of them are you calling about?". The usually hang up then. My Missus has a good one, when they call she pauses.......and goes "what?" in a really quiet voice, then when they repeat it she kids on she's starting to cry and says "Have they found the body?".......
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    Let me just say.......I'm glad I came of age during the 2nd half of the 20th century. Good night.
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    Always thought Caution Horses was under-rated on account of its predecessor. ‘Cos Cheap Is How I Feel has to be a contender for my favourite Junkies track!
  41. 5 points
    All this talk of a snipping tool will make Bruce a tad uneasy
  42. 5 points
    Apologies BD, if this has already been posted at some point! It looks familiar, but I’m not sure...
  43. 5 points
    Is there a lemon tree shortage in New Zealand like?
  44. 5 points
    Aaaaaaannnnnnd, they’re here. Less than 20 hours later, delivered by hand to me at my front door. What a miracle. (Now I can finally check to see if I’ve been singing the lyrics right )
  45. 5 points
    Well I did say Arguably in my original post, however I still feel that Passaic was more important simply to due its widespread distribution. As it is the highest selling one and also the show that had the most listeners at any one time in the broadcast, this show more than any other converted the most fans and made Bruce THE live act to see. While he was well on his way and the 75 broadcast was a huge part of that, it simply pales in comparison due to the sheer amount of people who not only heard but owned Passaic and considered it the best show of all time. The only reason the tour is considered the best of all time is due to the availability of those 78 broadcast with Passaic being the biggest by far of all of them. After 75 he was still playing clubs and theaters with some arenas mixed in. After 78 he was playing arenas and stadiums and never looked back (when touring with the E Street Band) unless my memory is faulty and I am forgetting some theater or clubs shows on the River Tour. The Passaic broadcast was a huge part of making his live show a must see for the masses and not just to his already growing hardcore fanbase. Bottom Line simply does not have the same overwhelming praise and familiarity. That does not diminish it or its greatness but if I were to rank them it would be Passaic 1 and Bottom Line 2 in my opinion. But like I said originally it is arguable and other people may feel other shows are more important. It is really a matter of personal opinion either way. There really is no quantifiable way to settle the discussion. And yes I agree about moving the focus to the 70's. Hopefully more come out despite the lesser amount of recordings in that era.
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    I'm back at my laptop now. Can't be bothered to go through all the nervy stuff waiting for tickets to 'suddenly' pop up, so I've ordered tickets for October 12th in Leicester Square instead. As long as I see the film, it's fine (says she!). Bruce will have to meet me another time.
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    Hey I'm as whipped as the next guy, but MP3 is only $9.95. I'll just tell my wife I skipped lunch for a couple days.
  50. 4 points
    Oh to see Bruce in a THEATRE, I can dream.