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  1. A friend of mine is putting together a birthday party for the Boss with a cracking cover band, Blood Brothers from Italy. I'll be spinning records. Hope to see some of you there!
  2. I can't open the post about the party - don't know if anyone else is experiencing the same issue as there are 0 views!

  3. Hey folks, a friend and I are organizing a birthday celebration for Springsteen’s 70th. The Boss Bash! We’ve got a great Italian cover band, Blood Brothers. I’ll be spinning records. Stay tuned for tickets and extra’s.
  4. Hey folks, a friend and I are organizing a birthday celebration for Springsteen’s 70th. The Boss Bash! We’ve got a great Italian cover band, Blood Brothers. I’ll be spinning records. Stay tuned for tickets and extra’s.
  5. Two of the true gems hidden on that album! I've tried playing with the sequence but some of the songs are just too frustratingly weak to save it as an album was my conclusion. It just falls flat against his better albums. That doesn't mean it is a bad album. Save for Human Touch and High Hopes he did very little of those.
  6. I thought Working was too disjointed as a collection of songs and a found a lot of songs rushed or underdeveloped. I do like a lot of the music on it. I'm also an Outlaw Pete fan.
  7. I like the jewel box analogy. The album feels like a prism of sorts. Shards of images through a diamond looking glass. The lyrics do not feel as abstract as on Magic of Working, they rather drift in and out of focus. You get a sense of the characters on this album without getting to know them. They're strangers you could meet in a roadtrip, they're in your rear mirror before long. They are not the minimalistic but sharp snapshots of a Nebraska. Yet what the songs miss in clarity, the music compensates. I'm still not sure if there's anything that is as good as Wichita Lineman, but some of these songs come very close. As a whole I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be an album I will enjoy very much revisiting. There's none of the frustration I felt with Magic or Working on a Dream which often felt as good works in progress to me, unfinished and rushed. This one feels much more fulfilling.
  8. Did someone figure out where this autotune was used I keep hearing about? The impression I get his voice is simply still in good shape for someone pushing 70. I'm loving the whole album so far. It works much better as a set of songs. I didn't think much of There Goes My Miracle at first, but I think it fits the album very well. In some respects I don't think it is such a large departure as some reviews make it out to be. A lot of his music has always had a cinematic feel and sounded orchestral without an orchestra.
  9. I just found time for my first spin. It’s kids and bills sounded familiar They are keeping me from my records! I think that this may be the most satisfying album in a long time. It has its flaws but it works so well as a whole. I especially like how the characters drift in and out of focus on this album without the lyrics feeling disjointed or underdeveloped like they did on Magic and Working on a Dream. Ron Aniello strikes me as the right producer for Springsteen in this stage of his career. I’m really enjoying the work they’re doing together. Right now I’m going with the Wayfarer
  10. Even Pitchfork likes it!
  11. I should wander around more I wonder who the bigger influence was. I was quite surprised to see him participate in that tribute. I never thought the link was that strong.
  12. The good doctor passed away two days ago, a good reason to look back on the few occasions the two met
  13. My take on it would be something like this Born to Run Nebraska the River the Wild Darkness Tunnel Born in the USA the Rising Seeger Sessions Wrecking Ball Greetings the Ghost Lucky Town Magic Working on a Dream Devils and Dust High Hopes Human Touch
  14. I’m still on the fence here. It comes close enough to remind me of Glen’s best work, but then it falls short. The weird thing is, because the Boss has made made some of my all time favorite songs, I have difficulty when it’s a a little less than that. I suspect I would have an easier time enjoying this material if it would have come from an artist I didn’t know before. Some of Bruce’s songwriting has matched the Wichita Lineman and with how beautiful this arrangement is, I wish Tucson Train would be more than “merely” a very good song. I want it to be exceptional. Does that make sense?