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About Declansk

  • Birthday 11/07/1994

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    Causal fan my whole life. Die hard fan since my first show in 2009.
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  1. If I remember correctly, at least one of the shows from that tour had no WOAD songs performed at all. Only the title track was performed at the concert I went to. I agree with this. I’m surprised I Wish I Were Blind didn’t get played more in 1992-1993. Easily one of the best songs from that era.
  2. Chimes of Freedom. Performed on the European leg of the TOL tour and the Human Rights tour. One of my favorite covers. Just awesome. Hasn’t been played since 1988.
  3. I disagree with this as well. All of the Born to Run and Born in the USA songs are perfect as they are on record to my ears. I do agree that all of Darkness and much of The River are improved live, but the studio albums are still essential. That’s interesting, I actually think No Surrender is one of the songs that’s least improved live. It rocks on album but the live versions often plod. As for other songs that are improved live, I’d say all of the HT/LT songs are better live with the exception of Human Touch.
  4. Bruce’s next best album after Born to Run. I love everything about the Born in the USA album and era. The ESB sounded absolutely great in 84-85 and the songwriting is top notch. The fact that some don’t like it because it made him a superstar doesn’t really make sense to me. Why is that a bad thing? As others mentioned there are many great non album songs from this era but I don’t think there is a song from the official album I would cut. At times I think Born in the USA would have made a better double album than The River.
  5. That’s a great track list, however you can’t forget If I Should Fall Behind! I think Lucky Town as album is kind of a flip slide to TOL. Much of Working on a Dream continues the same themes too.
  6. Oh my this is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with Marsha and her family. She will be deeply missed.
  7. Not at all. All based on Nugs releases. I was born in 94’ and didn’t go to my first show until 2009. But I’ve listened to lots of older shows and the US 1988 shows never fail to impress me.
  8. The US leg is the best the band has ever sounded in my opinion, with the Los Angeles show being my favorite. One of the reasons this tour was so good was probably because the set lists didn’t change as much. I love how songs like I’m a Coward were built around the horns. But you’re right, the European leg just pales in comparison. It feels like The BITUSA tour with horns. The only real highlight of the European leg for me was Chimes of Freedom.
  9. I’m sad to hear about this. Bruce made a terrible mistake and if this is true he will face the consequences. I hope this will just be an isolated incident. Thankfully no one was hurt. The facts still seem to be coming out so I don’t think it’s fair to say he has a drinking problem yet. Its really ironic that this got leaked right after the commercial. That being said, I’m surprised how much coverage this is getting. It made the national news and GMA had a few minute long segment both days.
  10. She did indeed! The quilt isn’t made from the shirts itself but they are photocopied on it. My favorite part of it is the fake company names from lyrics like Baltimore Jacks Burgers and Johnstown Company construction.
  11. So I when I was shopping online for Christmas presents last month I came across this blanket and decided to buy it as a Christmas present for my mom. I finally just got it today. I think it’s pretty impressive. Does anyone else have anything like this?
  12. I’d also add Part Man, Part Monkey. I prefer the 88 version from the TOL tour but the studio version is solid.
  13. Despite the overly slick production of the record I absolutely love the album version of the title track. One of Bruce’s finest studio moments.
  14. I agree that Bruce should have made one album instead of two, there was certainly enough good material for a solid single album. Human Touch is easily Bruce’s most dated album in terms of production. Its also way too long. The song writing is without a doubt superior on Lucky Town. I enjoy listening to the 92/93 shows, since most of the songs from HT/LT are better live. Watching clips from these shows is kind of awkward though. Hearing the old classics with the other band is also weird. I think at the time Bruce just wanted to try something different and was burnt out with the E Street Band. Thankfully we got the awesome reunion tour later This may be an unpopular opinion but I’d take Human Touch and Lucky Town over Ghost of Tom Joad most days.
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