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Nicholas

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  1. I think this is an important point to make. I can imagine that, between future releases and boxsets, Sony will make their money back in spades. Plus, that includes allowing his music to be used in commercials and soundtracks and other kinds of programs. But I don't think the company that has worked with Bruce for 50+ years will be letting "Glory Days" play in the background if a Walmart advertisement. I think they'll try to avoid pairings that would not go well with the Springsteen brand.
  2. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9654308/bruce-springsteen-talks-sony-music-sell-recorded-music-catalog
  3. I hear you. I suppose that having two beloved (by their supporters) celebrities talking about important social topics can be an educational venture for many, as it was for me. At the same time, the marketing push behind all of this does come off as contrived.
  4. Lots of questionable takes in this whole discourse that honestly turn more of an eye than the original lyric at-hand. I always took the line to be Bruce recounting how the propagandized military referred to the Vietnamese, not how Bruce's character thought of them. I think it should read with quotation marks around that line, as if he is parroting what his commanding officer is telling him to do. This shows the powerful ignorance of that line, then.
  5. Definitely inspired by Bruce, but this time it's more Darkness and River Bruce instead of the stadium rock. Brandon went out of his way to mention that he recorded "Terrible Things" on the same kind of tascam as Bruce used on Nebraska, so I don't think the influence there is too subtle. I'm enjoying this new record very much. Some of Brandon's best lyrics to date.
  6. These vocals are definitely fresh. They don't match up perfectly with either live performance of Highway to Hell.
  7. I know his voice sounds strained and old, but it still brings me so much comfort. Glad that this happened.
  8. Wow, for some reason, the mobile GL is doing horrible things to me today.
  9. I'm hearing some "Racing ('78)" on a few of these tracks. Loving the modern-day band's sound with the 70s style.
  10. The Power or Prayer gets better and better with each listen. Even if it reminded me of "Some Guys Get All the Luck" by Rod Stewart on first listen...
  11. First listen or so, some thoughts. Really impressed by the trio of older songs. The band sounds fantastic. What a statement to that prolific period of 1970-1985 in which even his outtakes and leftovers continue to enthrall us today. Only song I'm not digging is "House of a Thousand Guitars." How can you have that title and not have a shredding rocker? I'm undecided about "Rainmaker" at the moment. Its catchy, but something about it feels a bit off. As others have noted, his vocals sound like mid-2000s Bruce.
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