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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Oh my this is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with Marsha and her family. She will be deeply missed.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. I’d also add Part Man, Part Monkey. I prefer the 88 version from the TOL tour but the studio version is solid.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. For sure. I find it highly unlikely that a tour will happen next year, but hopefully in 2022. I hope the Letter to You songs get played regularly but at this point his catalogue is so big so who knows. I do think WS will be ignored for the most part.
  13. The Trial of the Chicago 7. Like most Hollywood movies, it’s not entirely accurate but it’s still highly entertaining. It has a great cast and that trademark Sorkin dialogue. I found it to be extremely relevant to our current times despite being set 50 years ago. Probably the best movie I’ve seen this year, but that’s a low bar, considering this year has been pretty deprived for movies. If you have Netflix, it’s certainly worth a watch.
  14. I just listened to the album and I’ll have to say I think this is his best since Magic. It certainly has an “E Street” sound to it. My favorites after a first listen are three songs in the middle, Last Man Standing, The Power of Prayer, and House of a Thousand Guitars. Bruce’s voice sounds great and the mixing is excellent. The only track I don’t like is Rainmaker, which I found to be a plodder. The album gives justice to Janey, Orphans, and Priest. I’m looking forward to hearing these songs live which will be in 2022 at the earliest I assume. I haven’t watched the documentary yet be
  15. The studio version of New York City Serenade. As a whole, I think Bruce’s voice sounded the best in the Born in the USA and Tunnel of Love eras. I can’t think of a vocal performance from 1984-1988 I don’t like. Studio or live.
  16. Picked up on CD at a thrift store. The production is a tad dated in places but a really good album. Not a bad song on it. Lots of strong power ballads. I honestly prefer to most Eagles albums.
  17. That show is the best recording of them that I’ve seen. Just amazing. Jackson Cage is great, one of the best on the album. Love the harmonica solo. Whitetown is decent but not quite top tier for me. Of all the River outtakes, Be True, Loose Ends, Restless Nights and Roulette are the only songs that absolutely should have been on the album that weren’t. Most of the other songs are solid, but didn’t necessarily have to be on the album.
  18. I was at the show which I believe was Clarence’s last ever performance of Jungleland- Baltimore 2009. Jake is great but you’re right, there was just about Clarence’s present that can’t be recreated. It’s just not the same without him.
  19. Interesting. I actually consider BTR as the album that is least improved in the live setting. The album itself is just perfect as is. I’ve never heard a live version of Thunder Road, Born To Run or Jungleland that even comes close to the studio version for me. I agree with this. They didn’t really nail it live until 1984/1985. Born to Run was the low point of the Darkness shows in my opinion.
  20. I go back and forth between the Rising and Magic as the best post reunion album. The best songs of the The Rising are better than the best on Magic, but the low points of the Rising are lower as well. The production of Magic has never bothered me to be honest. The only song I don’t really like is Gypsy biker. Lyrically it’s great but musically I find kind of bland. To my ears, Magic has more of a classic E Street band sound to it, so it has that advantage. And I agree that the Fuse is one of the best on the Rising.
  21. The Wrestler. Especially the lines Then you've seen me, I always leave with less than I had before Then you've seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor As well as These things that have comforted me, I drive away This place that is my home I cannot stay My only faith's in the broken bones and bruises I display The only place where Rourke’s character has any success is in the ring. He pushes the people he loves in his life away but when he wrestles, he feels at home. The song was robbed of an Oscar nom.
  22. Most of the Tunnel of Love album but especially Walk Like a Man. When I first heard the album I thought it was very anticlimactic compared to Born in the USA but I really appreciate it now.
  23. @BossfanNL Welcome! Hopefully you’ll get a chance to see Bruce on the next tour. It’s a life changing experience. Fingers crossed it’ll happen sooner rather than later. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to it. Have you ever been to Graceland? My visit was what made me an Elvis fan.
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