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  • Springsteen fan since?
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    It's all relative
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    I have a number of these.
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    See Gender. Apparently I think about it every two minutes. Sounds about right.

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  1. He's not been a Laker for it seems many, many years now. I remember he put his comments on here re.High Hopes but nothing since. I thought he was a Tranmere Rovers fan .
  2. I like it.I like the other two we've heard more. Probably a bit of a grower. I don't get this distinction between a 'solo' album and an E Street album. Absolutely no reason as far as I can tell why the E Street band couldn't play this with orchestration added.
  3. I guess it's saying that we live in a culture that wastes so much time distracted by trivia (in this pre internet case worrying about what's on TV) when there's a world out there where some pretty serious messed up stuff is happening which we continue to ignore at our collective peril. Kind of like fiddling while Rome burns or 'Winter is Coming' etc. I remember it being a highlght of the 92 - 93 shows I saw.
  4. I have suspected in the past that Springsteen songs can attract ire even from long standing fans more for their tone and subject matter as much as for the objective quality of the writing and the music. So for example Queen of the Supermarket and its clever comic-tragic observations of everyday life gets dissed by people who'll also slavishly drool over over the poorly written tosh that made up most of Wrecking Ball. Cos proper Bruce songs should be about angry, unemployed dudes who worked down the car plant or steel plant and fought in 'Nam (or had a friend who did) etc etc. So based on the two songs we've heard thus far I'm guessing this album is going to get a lot of flak. Personally I like both songs equally. They sound lightweght but tinged with regret, sadness and even bitterness. Music reminds me of Scott Walker and some Bowie as much as it does Glen Cambell et al. Hope the quality is consistent across the album.
  5. Welby / MM was hilarious. Genuinely funny. He once did a totally irreverent Tiananmen Square post that had me in stitches. I think it involved this picture. The outrage it stirred in the humourless PC mob still makres me smile.
  6. Kind of song it's easy to dismiss at first listen. Then one day it just happens to be playing in the supermarket. It suddenly stirs memories of...things and moments lost...things that could have been..things never get a lump in your throat and suddenly distracted you choose the unpitted olives in error. Bruce is the only artist who can have this effect.
  7. This version isn't so much bad as it looks like a rehearsal for a demo of a song still in development. Every song ever written will go through this stage. Pretty much unlistenable unless you want some insight into the process of writing a song.
  8. Despite flying dragons, zombie armies and other elements of fantasy / magic it's fundamentally a drama about people, family, politics and war - something it shares with the best sci fi. It's basically a pseudo medieval drama inspired by stuff that actually happened (e.g. the Wars of the Roses) set within a geography we would all recognise. This video on youtube draws the parallels between GoT and 'real' history.
  9. I don't make claims to having a 'unique interpretation' but I generally think the 'biblical' and 'religious' themes in Springsteen's lyrics are really just a set of cliches his writing strays into occasionally because the Western mind - and in particular the American mind -- cannot but help it. Even atheists cuss in the name Christ. I don't believe he's particularly religious and not nearly as well read in the Bible as say U2. In fact there's equal evidence of hostility to religion in his writing - BUSA tour Garden of Eden rap, 'Part Man, Part Monkey. Some of his 'religious' stuff just sounds to me inspired more from the works of John Ford and Cecil B DeMille.
  10. The voting system asked people to give each track a score of 0 to 3. One of the first voters gave one particular song a top score of 3 and everything else a 0. It was discussed at the time that awarding 0 to anyone was a bit mean spirited. It was. But the system also potentially enabled a bit of foul play. As Tom Joad said it's really not that important but it defeats the purpose of a competition if people start playing games. Just sayin'
  11. This kind of thing is fun but if Greasy Lake does another covers competition the voting system needs looking at. Last time around I was on line most of the day when the voting system went live. I was following things closely and I really had my suspicions there was a bit of games playing going on. I mean people giving themselves a score of 3 out of 3 and everyone else a score of 0. Perhaps even voting for themselves twice. Sorry to have to point this out.
  12. Back in 2009 not long after the Adams' last toured with the Cardinals his Bass player Chris Feinstein was reported dead at just 42. Apparently a tragic accident involving medication he was on that time. You would have expected but actually searched in vain for any comment from Adams about the premature passing of a former colleague. When Adams made his comeback with Ashes and Fire he made some negative comments about the Cardinals - how he no longer worked with them as they weren't very nice to him. But still no comment at all or regrets about Feinstein's early death. I guess this the point I decided the guy was most certainly a self obsesssed, selfish Grade A shit. I don't expect artists to be perfect people but the problem with Adams is he crossed too many lines for me to take his work seriously. A lot of it is just songs of self pity anyway. As you'd expect .Agree his career may well be over as a result of the current allegations.
  13. That too. I guess I was thinking along the lines that not covering his tracks just highlighted his arrogance and contempt for his victim.
  14. Will he still be making records in prison? I mean exposing yourself to a minor is pretty serious stuff. In my experience women very rarely lie about this kind of thing. And there's too many people telling similar stories. Including his ex wife. You gotta roll you eyes with disbelief at people still getting caught out by leaving a digital trail of this kind of stuff.
  15. A lot of Adams' songs appear to present himself as the romantic, sensitive poetic type but he's struck me as totally self entitled. arrogant, spoilt knobhead after witnessing one of his on stage tantrums in Manchester back in 2007. So I'm not really surprised by these allegations He got promoted quite a bit by the UK press back in his early post Whiskeytown days. For me he peaked around Cold Roses but most of his stuff is really a below par blandfest - like most / Americana or whatever we call it these days