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Declansk

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. @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.
  6. This. Hopefully one day. I have a soft spot for the reunion tour since Live in New York was one of the things that made me a fan.
  7. Same. Good interview regardless. Just out of curiosity, why wouldn’t we be able to talk about this? This is an interview with Bruce so it’s relevant to this forum.
  8. Just started Boardwalk Empire last week. First 4 episodes so far have been really good. Terence Winter, the shows creator was one of the writers for the Sopranos so I’m expecting great things.
  9. I caught a show last year and met him afterwards as well. I made a detailed post about the show a few months ago. Lots of fun, loved the stories. I’m glad I went last year because it’s unlikely it would have happened this year. He signed my Born in the USA album.
  10. Definitive versions of Adam, Fire, Cadillac Ranch, Independence Day, and Seeds imo. It may not have been the best possible live album Bruce could have made at the time but it’s still a collection of great performances. I tend to listen to boots now, but it’s nice to revisit 1975-1985 every now and then. Does Jersey Girl being the last song seem out of place to anyone else? It’s a great performance but does Bruce ever close a show with a ballad?
  11. I agree, I’m adding the DKM to my bucket list. They’re quite the quintessential Boston band aren’t they. Just out of curiosity, why wouldn’t you go to a Little Steven show?
  12. Yes I was! Season 4 episode 10 to be exact. The wire seems much more popular now than when it was originally on. It truly is tv at its finest. Everything on the show is based on true events, only the names are different.
  13. Same. Fantastic show. I was actually an extra in an episode when I was 11.
  14. I agree with this. Born to Run is very polished and full sounding so it doesn’t really feel as heartland to me either. As albums, I’d say Darkness and Nebraska sound the most “heartland” to me, not only because of the lyrics but in terms of production too. Parts of the River and Born in the USA lyrically fall under this category, but some songs musically sound a bit “urban” as you mentioned. Open All Night is another very heartland song I don’t believe I’ve seen mentioned yet.
  15. Indeed. I’m hoping Bruce will do a song for a movie again sometime.
  16. Happy birthday to one of the all time greats. He still hasn’t lost his touch. I’m looking forward his new album, Rough and Rowdy Ways. It’s is first album of new material in 8 years.
  17. Does anyone know what days and times it’ll be re played? I unfortunately missed it.
  18. I’ve never heard the term used outside this song to be honest. I think Bruce made it up . I interpret it to mean a humid or sultry summer.
  19. Backstreets should be on there for sure. After all it begins, “One soft infested summer...”
  20. A true legend. My grandfather was good friends with him. They went to high school together and my grandfather was in his wedding as well.
  21. The 1978 versions of BTN are one of Bruce’s defining live moments imo. But I agree, the version on the Promise is dreadful. It just plods along with none of the power of the live version. Patti Smith’s cover is great too. I’ve never really liked the WOD version but I did enjoy the solo acoustic performance of it at Hershey in 2014.
  22. The River sounds way better on vinyl. I have both a CD and Vinyl copy and I agree. It just sounds so much more powerful on vinyl.
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