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  1. Other than that...I think you have to start further in to his career than BTR (but assume a bit of intelligence on the part of the listener) and kick off with BITUSA to explain just what it was like when EVERYONE had heard "that song on the radio" but didn't understand what it meant. Then back to BTR, Darkness, The River (ignore Nebraska, that can be a "wait until you hear this" bombshell for later) to try to explain what was going on in his head and what it took to get people to listen to what he wanted to say. (or just listen and make him rich?) But then that's only the first half of his life?! I think he wrote more great songs in that period but since then has written more that mean something to me.
  2. I dunno. In the last few days, my daughter (aged eleven) has just started greeting me with "Hello, Sunshine" (is this a revival thing that old gits like me have missed?) and she's watched the Blinded... DVD so knows who Bruce is. Maybe I should just dump her at the end of the road (chronologically)?? BTW: Hello Sunshine is, for me, the standout on WS. The whole album is excellent but that track is head and shoulders...
  3. Well, I voted 75-85 but I've never liked the way his left leg is - it looks more like he's about to stamp his foot petulantly than start to walk off the stage! The back cover would imply that he did stomp his way off.
  4. The cat thing is doing my scone. Ignoring that, is the vocal live? If so, hats off. If not, hats in the air for the lip syncing. Beautiful voice, where the deuce has he been the last decade?
  5. Two replies? I hope that more than four of us listened to this. This song is exceptional - no, there's not a hidden dig in my choice of word. It's magnificent. Bruce, wake up. Michael has set the bar.
  6. Just listening to Thunder Road from SOB "We're pulling out of here to win." Not "I'm pulling out of here...". When did that change happen? LOHAD (his second best after TR) was a bit ambiguous as to whether it was a song saying "follow me, wherever I go (but I've got a vague plan)" or "let's go into the unknown, together" so I don't think he had accepted that his co-pilot had a part to play then. About flippin' time (aged 70ish) that he acknowledged that the journey is better with two (or more) moving in the same direction rather than one dragging the rest with them!