.....mid-80s video clips (some of them).....disco remixes....
In reverse, more mid-80s: Live 1975-85 was something not really ever done before, such a huge and ambitious live box (except Dylan with Biograph, but that was not a live set of course, even if it had some live songs).
The real arguments against Bruce not being innovative -or a 'trailblazer'- are Nebraska and Seeger Sessions (and without doubt, there will be more counter-arguments, but these are the two that spring to mind immediately).
In a negative way: MTV Plugged. Not doing what everyone else did, against the format and the name of the show, in a time when the Unplugged format was very popular and succesful; stubborn but not in a good way.