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Everything posted by CrushOnOutlawPete

  1. I like them, I think they're fun. I mean don't be a dick and hold them up DURING songs but intrinsically they are not bad
  2. I think he'd keep it ambiguous in either way - which also makes the song kind of a parallel to Valentine's Day, in some ways
  3. Absolutely had to share this brilliant analysis of "Brothers Under the Bridges '83", which does a fantastic job really eloquently laying out the youthfulness that runs through almost the entire song and how the music and lyrics together accomplish it, for starters... https://estreetshuffle.com/index.php/2019/10/21/roll-of-the-dice-brothers-under-the-bridges-83/ ...but it also makes a GREAT point that, while most sources seem to write off the two similarly-titled Tracks songs as totally unrelated (a fair thing to do when they're very different songs musically that come f
  4. don't think i realized the connection between "unsatisfied heart" and "cautious man" til just now, the narrator getting up and running away while his wife sleeps. makes "cautious man" a little more interesting, too, to know he was working on that image for a while. glad bill horton had a happier end to his story than the fugitive did
  5. Thanks! "He stares across the lights of the city and dreams of where he's been" is also REALLY similar to the closing image of "Unsatisfied Heart", one of my top 15 Bruce songs at least - totally different context, but still - so clearly he was kind of playing with that image at the time, and I'm glad some remnant of that song made its way into an official release.
  6. !!! I'm doing a deep dive on some of the Tracks songs I haven't spent much time with yet. A lot of them are some of the expected, lesser Tracks cuts that aren't the best, but a couple gems have slipped through the cracks, too. And so right now I'm listening to "Shut Out the Light", which I know is considered one of the best ones but I just never spent time with for some reason. Clearly this song in general deserves a really attentive, depressing, deep dive, but something that jumped out at me right away is:
  7. I know this isn't the most common opinion, but out of every single Bruce Springsteen song... of which there are very, very, very many great ones, and a shocking amount of excellent ones... my #1 favorite that stands even above all the others is Devil's Arcade. No exaggeration. All due respect to the indisputable greats like Thunder Road, Incident, NYCS, Lost in the Flood, Streets of Philadelphia, Dancing in the Dark, Lost in the Flood, Born to Run, Jungleland, Kitty's Back, Born in the U.S.A., Land of Hope and Dreams, and other personal pet favorites like Candy's Room, Tunnel of Lo
  8. Hey, I haven't really spent time in the bootleg corner of the fanbase - there's just so much, and it's overwhelming! - but is there any interest in recordings of two early Broadway shows? Specifically 2017-10-10 and 2017-10-11. I recorded audio of them both and thought of sharing it with folks, but I wanted to listen to them myself first and was so Bruuuuuced out after that trip that I never got around to even listening to 'em myself, and now they're on an old hard drive. And I guess I gradually just stopped thinking about them and also figured that, with the set being the same every night and
  9. So, here's my knowledge of "The Promise": - It had some really dope live performances in the 70s that people love a lot?, but I don't know much about this, and studio bootlegs circulated at some point. - Cut from Darkness for being too personal, etc., and then wasn't touched for 20 years. - Excluded from Tracks, then appeared on 18 Tracks in a solo piano version that I personally was fine with as a new fan but that my understanding is disappointed, to say the least, a ton of longtime fans as it lacked the power of the original. - Eventually appea
  10. Haha, it ultimately ended up at 15,868 actually, once I got a couple more plays synced into my library! Average of over 43/day! It was a great year!
  11. Paolo's Circus Story I love your energy and some day will hopefully use these as a resource and if there were a Paolo's Circus Story action figure I would buy it, I'm glad you still post here like 3 years after my activity has waned
  12. A thousand guitars, a thousand guitars... It's so wild to me that we have a "Radio Nowhere" sequel that takes one of my favorite obscure images from that song and unpacks it at length to such a beautiful end
  13. It's been too long since I've posted on here. I still have pages upon pages of LETTER TO YOU discussion to catch up on. But, from what I have seen, it seems some of the initial response to "House of a Thousand Guitars" was... not negative, certainly, but maybe lukewarm, compared to the rest of the album. Maybe that's not the case anymore, but at any rate, I think this song's purpose—on the album, and in the broader context of Bruce's work—has gone unappreciated, at least by some... and it's one of my immediate favorites off the new album... so, let me take a second here
  14. 1 and 1 makes 3. Death may take Bruce, one of those two original parties may be gone... ...but that still leaves 2. That still leaves the magical intangible SOMETHING that is the result of human connection. And that is this album. 1 and 1 makes 3.
  15. Haven't checked out the documentary yet but this album is an instant classic, almost definitely a least my #8, might end up even higher, at this point ranking it or even saying it's my favorite album I've listened to on launch day by any artist feels trite because I mean this is just amazing, it is such a gift to devoted fans, it is specifically for those of us who have been on this train for however many years, at times a very very direct message to us(/letter to us), it's a reflection on mortality but in such a beautiful beautiful uplifting hopeful optimistic way - I love it. I love this. Th
  16. "Old buckskin jacket you always wore Hangs on the back of my bedroom door Boots and the spurs you used to ride Click down the hall but never arrive" ONE TRACK after "If I Was The Priest"! I love it!!! There's a TON of other things along the way I've taken as possible references, too. But that one is undeniable!!
  17. Will there be a new thread for when the album drops? I didn't know it leaked and at this point won't listen to it til it comes out
  18. ^ These two comments capture my thoughts very very well. I am digging it. Listened only once. Tired right now, too tired for this sort of music, but had to give it a listen. I'm enjoying it. I will take "generic Bruce" if that's what this is, since, well, I like Bruce. lol. This, too, was an excellent comment. With the implicit mortality in "Letter To You"'s meta reflection, really really interested in doing a deeper dive on this one and the album as a whole and the commentary about 'ghosts' - too tired to be too eloquent about it now - but, this seems like a very very
  19. Listening now. This is such a fucking Springsteen song!
  20. Not being active on this message board while the autobiography was coming out and taking in everyone else's thoughts on it, too. But I suppose I can still read the old threads any time, if I want...
  21. Catching up on the thread now -- I'm thrilled that I'm far from the only one who thought this. Lucky Town is good, but held back by some things in my opinion; hearing something similar but in a more polished, E Street Band format is exciting. Maybe this isn't the place for me to do so, but I'll still use this as a chance to real quickly plug Jake's 2017 solo album, Fear & Love, for anyone here who's missing him here. Good stuff. It's not an ESB album, it's not meant to sound close to one (lots of songs don't even have sax) - but still - for some Jake Clemons saxophone in your life
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