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About mariasbed

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  • Birthday 05/07/1968

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  1. Whilst LTY is a solid album, for me, it doesn't really have any songs that I would rank alongside Bruce's very best. I Would, however, put several songs off WS in that category. The likes of Moonlight Motel, Stones and especially Western Stars are right up there. In fact, I would put the title track in my top 5 Bruce songs.
  2. The reunion tour seemed to have about half an hour taken up by Bruce's preaching on Tenth Avenue and Light of Day. Remember thinking afterwards of all the great songs he could have played instead. Who wouldn't rather have heard Racing, Stolen Car and The Price You Pay instead. Also remember getting It's Hard To Be A Saint on one of the later Manchester shows, which has never done anything for me.
  3. Very sorry to hear this news. On a message board like this, I'm sure many of us make judgements about people purely on the basis of comments made about Bruce. I know I have sometimes taken against somebody for this reason, and probably been completely wrong. With RJM, there was no way you could think anything else of her, other than,she seems a lovely person. From the tributes paid by those who actually knew her, this was obviously the case.
  4. The live 75-85 versions of Johnny 99 and Reason to Believe are two of Bruce's most powerful and best renditions of any of his songs. For some reason, he chooses not to play them in this form, at least not for the last 30 odd years, anyway. Mind you, he didn't play The Price You Pay, in any style, for even longer!
  5. Bruce needs to perform this song as he did in 84/85. Far better than later versions.
  6. Always thought land of hope and dreams needed another verse. The "this train" bit just goes on too long, not so much when you're actually at a concert, but more on the album version.
  7. That was very informative, thanks for explaining it all very clearly.
  8. I really enjoyed the new documentary, and the Western Stars film. They were both well shot, with some lovely scenery, and great music. Maybe it's just me, but the way Bruce speaks in them, seems a bit unnatural. When he talks in interviews he always comes across really well, interesting, knowledgeable, but always modest and self effacing. Likewise when he speaks to the crowds at concerts. Maybe it's because he's reading a script, but the pontificating style of his commentary, just seems a bit forced and not how he normally comes across. I did think the Broadway show was similarl
  9. Excellent interview, maybe even better than the Simon Mayo one a few years ago. It definitely helps when the interviewer is a fan, although that's by no means a guarantee of it being good. 100% better than Graham Norton and his like.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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