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  1. "Era prior to algorithms" is going to signify quite a wide range I'd expect - anything pre MTV? Do Cleveland 76 or Toronto 77 count as radio broadcasts?
  2. Backstreets just tweeted - This Just In: The Live Archive series returns to first Friday tomorrow. With No Nukes still ringing thrillingly in our ears, we linger in the era when music was on the radio, not an algorithmic playlist. Which radio broadcasts are remaining?
  3. For most people it is a mild illness. That is one source of optimism. 1% however, is a lot of people dying. 10% is a hell of a lot of people clogging up health care systems even if spread over 3 years. And that's in those countries busy hoarding vaccines. Things are not going to be normal for many people for quite some time Saturday my trip into town hardly anyone was wearing a mask on the train or the bus. Yesterday it was the complete opposite. People taking this seriously once again in spite of a lot of noise from woeful people in leadership positions is another source of optimism. People generally will do the right thing by their communities when reminded to. Masks and vaccine passports to enter the Bruce gigs next year should be a given
  4. Nobody should get their hopes up. Don't forget the huge lag times involved with this virus and the way viruses are spread through a population firstly through younger more active people and then eventually it reaches older generally more socially confined people. This could be weeks away yet. Holiday season will be important. Also any hopes the virus will become milder over a relatively short time period are quite speculative. That didn't happen with smallpox nor HIV. A flu pandemic like the one in 1918 could very easily emerge once again so this tendency towards believing things get milder over time are rather hopeful/optimistic. Best place to kick off a tour would be Japan where they have a proper handle on this virus atm (fewer than 100 cases per day). That to me looks like living with the virus not what we've done over here tolerating 40,000 cases per day which will take 3/4 years to rip through the population and still not achieve herd immunity.
  5. I actually adore this new version of Thunder Road. My favourite version of the song ever. The River is also a phenomenal performance. The editing is just the right mix of control and looseness. Sure there are camera shots of the speakers or the clock at times but that is the result of a camera crew working blind. Too many cutaways in the editing process might spoil the spontenaity just for the sake of getting a shot of a guitar solo. The cut away to the far camera when Bruce call's Clarence up the the rear of the stage did anyone notice Clarence stumble up those steps - not something we need to see up close so carefully smoothed out casual obervers won't notice. Genuine probably very silly question. What was the guitar lead thing all about? Could it not be just plugged back in by Bruce himself or was this part of a pre-planned skit?
  6. The band bow and walk off as a group perhaps better at the end of Rave On than they did after Quarter To Three 3 - it just looks better that way round. The selection of tracks from Night 1 and Night 2 perfect IMHO - would be nice to have bonus features but not required - this film kicks serious ass
  7. I didn't mind the credits over Rave on. In fact it sort of works to bookend the show as a movie document after some cute scenes from a 1979 drop line outside in the sunshine The entire film is an absolute joy to behold. What a brilliant watch. By far my favourite video document of this E Street Band around the time of their pomp and the closest I'll get to being able to imagine the band at their absolute 1981 European spring and US summer tour peak I've watched it twice now and it's brilliant I can't recommend it enough the close ups and the action
  8. A residency at the RSC Stratford would work. He could even stay in his favourite hotel up the road too
  9. I hope we get a stack more 78 shows they are the only shows so far I have no hesitation whatsoever in buying. I hope they can find an even earlier show with Something In The Night on it but if not I'd be happy with every show July through January
  10. Tough one gonna have to suck it up and hope he brings it to England in September. I imagine the setlist and stories will alter a little given the events of the last couple of years. Opportunity for something off Western Stars and/or Letter to You not to mention a chance to debut new stuff
  11. There's a stack of songs that in their rawest early live incantation reveal themselves and then get watered down for the album or made to sound better for the listener but from the perspective of today you get the same effect - case in point being Point Blank Most of us will have first heard it on The River but the live versions from the Darkness tour fully flesh out a raw song about an individual in the 3rd person (or perhaps it is meant as a confessional?) and the collateral damage caused by late 70's post-industrial capitalism in the rust belt North America or perhaps in northern England during the rise of Thatcher/decline of traditional heavy industry and the destruction of the social democratic consensus on both sides of the Atlantic. The lyrics and delivery of the performance at The Roxy show July 1978 is pure desperation, resentment, desire for something above and beyond the hum drum of being an economic cog in the machine. Murder Incorporated does the same thing with the official recorded version/ and then it's fleshing out during the searing performances of the song (one of the true highlights of the E Street Band post reunion) on the Reunion Tour.
  12. The final show of the Joad tour 1997 could have done without the duets with Elliot Murphy nice enough guy but sucky songs "Blowing down that old Dusty Road" especially after I'd already heard them ball it out in Brixton. Mind you the Joad tour probably wasn't the setting for Incident or Kitty's Back or Restless Nights I never liked the Reunion Tour arrangement of The River either although it sounds lovely listening back. I know he was trying to rescue the song from descending into the boorish singalong it had become especially in Europe and it allowed Clarence to open up but I didn't get that at the time
  13. The second show at Villa Park got added quite late in the day from memory. So late in fact that locals/fans didn't know about it and ticket sales were quite a bit lower than the sold out first night. I wonder if there was also an issue with sales in South Wales
  14. The most recent three or four are partcularly good. Took a couple of episodes to warm up. Thanks for posting the files
  15. Just listening to the Nugs official release of Detroit 1988 Rosalita has just finished and I can't make out what the record company has just given Bruce Can anyone suggest what he said it was?
  16. Cheers, just done a quick comparison Prove it all Night runs 10 mins 3 seconds on the 'The Magic Of Rock 'N' Roll Music' (Jersey Devil Records - Silvers) version but only 9 mins 34 seconds on the (Carlo B Monte Tape) (mrclst Transfer) version so it is likely this tape is slightly fast. Not the end of the world I enjoyed the fast version so much back in the day and it still sounds amazing. There is a vast difference in the sound though. Sure the faster versions are noisy as hell but there's way more life in them than the other versions. If anyone can point me in the direction of a corrected speed but with all the life still in it version I'd be made up.
  17. My cassette was a recording of the 1990 CD "Live in Troy" so might be a dumb question but was it the original tape that ran fast or did the "I Have A Dream" CD make it run fast?
  18. Thanks a bunch for this. Troy has been my favourite Darkness show to listen to since like forever or at least the Walkman cassette days. It always ran too fast from my memory. Please can someone assure me this recording has the correct speed as it sounds just as raw and loud and exciting as the old cassette I had which ran fast. I think this one is correct speed but my ears might be deceiving me. Some of the other versions with newer corrected speed sound a bit flat to me
  19. Yep, the 2000's and 2010's feels like a single decade to moi Despite so much happening
  20. https://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?/forum/9-the-circuit-bruce-springsteen/ Episode 5 is fascinating
  21. Possibly the highlight so far this fourth episode. Especially Bruce telling the former President his (elongated) draft dodge story. The President! Slow start again but it has become a very good episode - probably the best so far
  22. Congratulations to Prince Charles on securing the 2024 Republican nomination by the way
  23. Contrary to wide misconception Bruce is neither liberal nor left wing. His song 41 shots is a brilliant example. It's not right or left. Download and listen to Atlanta 2000 Night 2 - one of his most powerful performances IMHO Point Blank - 41 Shots - Youngstown - Murder Inc = amazing 4 pack All songs that sit well outside the narrow confines of petty Democrat/Republican party politics Admittedly 2004 changed all that but anyone who supported Bush or more latterly Trump isn't seriously listening to or engaging with Bruce post 1975
  24. I think when Bruce does projects like this I doubt he's necessarily looking for approval from obsessives on boards like this Like much of his career span he's reaching out once again to as wide an audience as possible albeit a 50 something liberal-conservative middle class American audience in this case There's a few bits and pieces and it is quite listenable
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