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Tom74

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  1. A contender for Bruce's best post-Tunnel song, perhaps, although I never thought it quite fit the GOTJ album. I've always been in two minds about GOTJ as an album - there are certainly some great songs but I find there is too much meandering filler to be a satisfying listen from beginning to end.
  2. Well, we've had one large-scale vaccine roll-out and it doesn't seem to have really helped. And most people I know want to get on with their lives without these restrictions. I suspect what we really need is a rollout of politicians.
  3. Republicans and Democrats just good cop/bad cop scenario, IMO. Both controlled by the same people, and with largely the same objectives, hence the wars started and continued by the Democrats, including when Bruce was nearly drafted. Very disappointing that Bruce got involved with this book.
  4. It's hard to say. I guess on the positive side things are more normal than they were this time last year - but will they be normal enough mid-next year for people to be packed into venues across Europe in such a way it is worthwhile for artists like Bruce? I've always rather doubted it. Add to the health issues, the financial impact of covid for many. It would be more sensible for Bruce to tour the US first.
  5. I wonder who else is getting a cut of the sale proceeds? Clearly, Bruce and his family are never going to run short of money but people on the periphery of his circle aren't so fortunate. It is likely not Bruce who cares much for the extra hundreds of millions.
  6. I'd respect Bruce if he campaigned on individual issues, even if I didn't necessarily agree with his viewpoints. But cosying up to a former President and a political machine doesn't feel like principle to me but opportunism - a way to make more money by opening more doors to the powerful. Sorry but I think the whole concept of this book stinks.
  7. It's an unknown quantity to all concerned, including Bruce. He hasn't performed a full show for several years, never mind a whole tour. Perhaps it would be wise to perform some one-off shows close to home to see how things go? There seems to be pressure around him for this tour, and I hope he doesn't get pushed into something he might not be ready for.
  8. In all honesty, I don't think there is any chance of another great album. The last really great album was probably Born in the USA, at least in my opinion. But let's say there was a chance - I'd go for the great album rather than another tour. What would the legacy of The Beatles be now if they had spent the late-60s constantly touring? Plus, an E Street money-making tour (for that's what it would be) isn't going to play to the strengths of a performer in his 70s.
  9. Not sure comparing human beings to vermin is quite in the spirit of Bruce's music, is it? At least, I didn't think it was - maybe things have changed.
  10. I assume there is a lot more too this. If it was 'only' one shot with fans, and 0.02% alcohol, then the news would have come out at the time. The fact the it has emerged two months later suggests Bruce's lawyers have tried and failed to stop the incident being made public. And Bruce's PR people are obviously in overdrive too, which should make us wary of what is in the media. 'Fans' is a very vague term, after all, that could include everyone from acquaintances of Bruce to complete strangers. Clearly, whatever the truth, it will be a difficult time for Bruce and his family, so our thoughts will be with them.
  11. I think there would have to be some planning because as well as needing to know the chords, the lyrics would have to be available for the autocue. Imagine how embarrassing it would be if Bruce took the sign, showed it the band, then the lyrics didn't come up, or the wrong lyrics, or not at the right speed.
  12. I think there would have to be some planning because as well as needing to know the chords, the lyrics would have to be available for the autocue. Imagine how embarrassing it would be if Bruce took the sign, showed it the band, then the lyrics didn't come up, or the wrong lyrics, or not at the right speed.
  13. Presumably, there are confidentiality agreements in place to prevent any 'unauthorised' revelations about Bruce and the other members of the E Street Band. We're probably not going to get anything very juicy, I'm afraid.
  14. Letter to You is better, IMO, although it's a good record, rather than a classic. Western Stars I find self-absorbed and plain tedious, unfortunately.
  15. It's hard to pick a favourite. I can narrow it down to six but after that it just depends on mood. It's made harder because the songs are so varied in style and tempo - how do you choose between Orphans, Burnin' Train, Mast Man Standing and Letter to You, say, which show such different sides to Bruce's talent? Looking at the results I'm surprised the song Letter to You hasn't done better - but I guess it had a lot of exposure before the album was released so perhaps people are going for the fresher songs at the moment.
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