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Stranger in town

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  1. Wild BTR Darkness. For me, that is the answer to any question involving the words, Album & Best.
  2. I’m not surprised if Bruce got a little choked and emotional, for an American, I would imagine there can’t be many more iconic stages to play. For a non American that leaves American politics to the Americans, I found it particularly poignant when he looks out from the top of those steps towards the Washington monument, lit up in the darkness on the edge of. It brought the image of the lone piper at Edinburgh castle at Hogmanay to me. Must be some feeling.
  3. A bit pedantic I know, so don’t know if anyone can define the overall best performance, given the numbers involved. however, the most memorable for me was St James park Newcastle in June 1985. first song I ever heard play in person, never forget the chills and volume.
  4. Cant say I’ve got as far as deciphering any messages in the words. That thudding drum sound and screeching guitar, makes me lose my thread and transport me back to the raucous East Street sound of yesteryear.
  5. I caught up with this on the IPlayer last night. Bruce came across better than I had seen him previously, when on Graham Norton; last time Bob De Niro was on with him and neither came across well. Last night, he was very relaxed, happy, personable and humble. it was a nice segment, and it was a decent clip of Ghosts that was played: it showed the band off well. Mathew Mcconnachie ? Was good as well. i didn’t take to him until True detective (with Woody Harelson).
  6. Burnin’ train has been the track I have been playing Way more than the others; love the band sound: nice and energetic after the last album. Burnin’ Train, Tucson Train, It used to be all about the Cars, Has Bruce Got an over 70’s rail card?
  7. I hope that this was was a bit tongue in cheek and that you know the lady personally. However even if it was, it is still nasty and mean. If it was in jest, then my apologies.
  8. 1. Badlands on a tinny radio; Radio Luxembourg 208. 2. Video for Rosalita on the Old grey whistle test. (Why does Siri auto correct to Rosalind, hasn’t she heard the track? 3. Born to run album on a crappy old record player: didn’t dull the shockwave that album hit me with.
  9. Sorry can’t comment, I don’t listen to Bob, or read the reviews. I am not a fan of Bob to be honest, but maybe he is just outlasting Bruce. i prefer covers of Bobs songS rather than the originals, except for -Baby stop Cryin’. i haven’t read a critics review since I stopped buying the NME Around the time when the Jam split. what I will say is that I find it hard to enough to recount phrases that have already been written, let alone come up with originals and I’m eight year younger. age definitely takes its toll on the mind and at different rates for each of us.
  10. I have to say that when I watched the video, And when they were all arriving, I couldn’t help - rightly or wrongly, that I clicked onto an old Ealing comedy, The Ladykillers (or for younger peeps) One last job- I got the sense of some old lags getting together for a final job. im not saying that’s what I think, just the video had that appearance given the black and white. Sounds good, and the Duane eddy twangs of the guitar was Most welcome. as for criticism, people are entitled to fill their boots if they so desire, what I would point out is the fact that not many peop
  11. It is one of my top five- think I have listed it in one or two of the subjects in the near past. I absolutely love it. The way he sings it and the tone of his voice in this song, suits the mood of the song perfectly. I found it by accident when listening to the cd in the car and noticed in strangely lengthy period of time left after City of light. Moody, intense and some excellent lyrics imo. As for the interpretation of the “Contentious phrase”, I don’t get hung up on the possessive Intent. The other lyrics show his feelings and that phrase has been used time
  12. Lol. the song we hooked up to was OMD’s England’s Gay. Can’t beat a nice electronic pop tune allied to sone lyrics of mass destruction. such was the way of mating couples back in the day.
  13. I wrote some of these song lyrics on a card that I sent to my then girlfriend, with a big bouquet of flowers back in 1982. big sop that I am. We will be married 37 years in October. she is now a Springsteen fan too: although Brilliant disguise is one of faves, don’t know if that makes me uneasy a tad
  14. First one that springs to mind is Outlaw Pete. when I first heard it I thought... what the hell! Although like may be a strong word, I listen with a smile and enjoy it as a form of escapism- and transports me to - well I kind of imagine it being Arizona or the likes.
  15. 1st place goes to "...Way out in front......... The Way. 2nd Racing 3rd Walk like a man 4th if I should fall behind 5th Tougher than the rest 6th I wish I was blind 7th Meeting across the river 8th The Promise 9th Jack of all trade - suburban ballad? 10th May be a little twee, but when I was younger it hit a soft spot....I wanna marry you. Compiled using Lampi’s rule 1 and 2 Policy but not rule three. - when it suited.
  16. Loved the song long before I knew Brucie wrote it. Still love it, also prefer Patti’s version"........Smith, that is.
  17. I popped in to say 1978 and detail why; you have saved me the time: some sort of telepathy I guess. Well done and thanks.
  18. Could have listed songs from 9 of these groups my top 20, or indeed any other day.
  19. In no real order; fine lines and all that. Bruce:: NYCS Santana: Carnival / let the children play Bob Seger: Night moves New order: Superheated Meat loaf: For crying out load Darlene love: All alone at Xmas Ramones: A wanna be sedated Undertones: Jimmy Jimmy Elvis Costello: Book of love James: Gone baby gone.
  20. Close run race between Greetings and BTR. i can see my choice squeezing past BTR in the next few hours to claim first place
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