mariasbed

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About mariasbed

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  • Birthday 05/07/1968

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  • Springsteen fan since?
    1984
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    Sport, music, cinema, walking in country.

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  1. Personally, I find it interesting reading people's different opinions when Bruce brings something new out. The majority of posters seem to really like the new single, some are a bit ambivalent about it, and a few don't like it at all. Wouldn't be that interesting if every single poster thought everything Bruce brought out was brilliant. Having said that, it can be a bit much,when someone spends more than a year letting everyone know that they didn't like the last album!
  2. I realize they are different types of music, but a good song is a good song. Moonlight Motel and Western Stars are great songs, Badlands and Born To Run are great songs, regardless of what genre you put them in.
  3. Great to see the band all together in the studio, and the songs apparently recorded with them actually playing as a band. The single is ok, but if I'm being honest I'm slightly disappointed with it. Having said that when Hello Sunshine came out, I felt the same way, and I loved that album. Hopefully there are songs as good on this album, as 3 or 4 on Western Stars, which I would call some of the best he's ever done.
  4. As with all songwriters who've been around a while, you can find parts of songs that are in someone else's. There are well known ones with Bruce like Badlands, (We gotta get out of this place) We take care of our own, (life of Riley) and more recently Hello Sunshine, which someone on here pointed out was very similar to a song that I can't remember! Heard a song by The Band, called The Weight, on the radio yesterday, and a part of it was very similar to a bit of My City of Ruins. A bit more obscure, but I've always thought The Wall sounded like Fields of Gold, but that's probably just me. Anyone else got any similarities?
  5. That would be my approach too, on the basis that he's probably sick of selfies and signing stuff.... even if he'd not show it. Always thought I'd ask him about another artist that I know he likes, that I'm a fan of too. As someone said on this thread, he's probably already heard every question about him, at some point, so might be more keen to chat about someone like Lucinda Williams or Shane Macgowan, for example.
  6. Without bothering to count up, it seems that Across The Border is one of the most picked songs. A great choice!
  7. 1 Growing Up, Lost In The Flood,. Blinded. 2 Incident, Sandy, Wild Billy. 3 Born To Run, Thunder Rd, Jungleland 4 Racing, Badlands, Darkness 5 Stolen Car, The Price You Pay, Drive All Night. 6 Atlantic City, Reason To Believe, Johnny 99 7 Downbound Train, My Hometown, Dancing 8 Tougher, Brilliant, One Step Up. 9 I Wish I Were Blind, Human Touch, With Every Wish 10 Living Proof, Better Days, If I Should Fall Behind (preferably in the Waltz style, as on Live In Dublin) 11 Across The Border, Highway 29, Straight Time 12 Into The Fire, The Rising, You're Missing 13 Black Cowboys, Maria's Bed, Leah 14 Shenandoah, John Henry, Froggie Went A Courting 15 Long Walk Home, Devils Arcade, Girls In Their Summer Clothes 15 The Last Carnival, Good Eye, Kingdom Of Days 16 Dream Baby Dream, The Wall, Just Like Fire 17 Shackled and Drawn, Jack Of All Trades, American Land 18 Western Stars, Stones, Moonlight Motel.
  8. One of my favourites too, along with My Lover Man, off that disc. Still think if Bruce had put these 2, plus a a combination of the best of Lucky Town and Human Touch on one album, it would have been one of his best.
  9. Would love to hear The End Of The Innocence with Don Henley. It would give Roy the chance to play Bruce Hornsby's piano part too, which would be great.
  10. Whilst Bruce's voice might not be technically as good as many, it portrays feeling and emotion that few others can. Unfortunately, to me, Steve's voice has neither attribute.
  11. You're obviously holding back on the 99.8 and 99.9% rating in case someone comes along with an even better version! ☺️
  12. Yes, her version of Stolen Car is great. The first time I saw (or had heard of)Patty Griffin was when I'd gone to see Emmylou Harris after her Red Dirt Girl album had come out. Patty was the support act, she came out with just an acoustic guitar, and the first song she played was Racing In The Street! By the way, if you haven't heard Emmylou's Red Dirt Girl album, would definitely recommend it. One of my all time favourites (and features Bruce and Patti on background vocals on one track)
  13. Knew that they played together a few years ago, didn't realize they were an item.