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Everything posted by timeisillusion

  1. I wake up in the morning, just glad my boots are on
  2. I still absolutely love this song, just been revisiting it after a bit of a break from Western Stars. I also definitely prefer the studio version to the film version. The strings are much more prominent on the film version, and I'd actually never really noticed them on the studio version before, but they're definitely there behind the pedal steel. Then, being slightly nerdy, I noticed that there are no string players credited for MM on the album. So I guess these are synth strings or samples? And if so, having basically hired an orchestra to record the whole album, why did Bruce not include them in this track? I guess if he recorded some solo basic tracks with synths and then recorded the orchestra parts separately, maybe he just felt the atmosphere of this track wasn't suited to the orchestra (which could explain why the film version doesn't quite seem to match the studio version for me at least). Or is there another reason? If anyone has any suggestions I'd be glad to hear them as these are things that go around my head in these dark days of lock down and social distancing!
  3. Rockaway the days and Losin' kind have pretty much the same last verse
  4. I'm going to put in a vote for The Way. Starts out as a fairly standard if slightly possessive love song, but after the last 2 verses I'm left with an uneasy feeling that maybe he's kidnapped her...
  5. I woke up this morning, with a bad taste in my mouth That's only reflux the doctor told me That's only reflux the doctor told me...
  6. Hmmm, and at this point Nebraska has already become incredibly difficult...
  7. That's a road where I frequently listen to Bruce! It's nice to imagine drivers in the adjacent lanes also enjoying Western Stars
  8. Mine too, that's what I felt when I first heard it and still the interpretation I prefer. Although most of the alternative suggestions I've heard could be equally true, I guess only Bruce knows. And that's also what makes this is such an incredible song that has generated it's own 11 pages of discussion (so far)
  9. I'm interested to know what the "other things" will be. WS outtakes? Other songs done with orchestral arrangements?
  10. I felt like this didn't fit with the album at first, but now I like to imagine all the characters; the hitch hiker, the actor, the stuntman, the 'orse chaser and the guy waiting for his train head to Sleepy Joe's of a weekend for a beer to forget about their troubles.
  11. I can also refute any suggestions that this album doesn't appeal to a younger generation of Bruce fans - my 2 year old is currently demanding Sleepy Joe's Café on repeat. It may have usurped Ain't good enough for you as her favourite Bruce song to dance to
  12. For me it's the first six and the last seven. The rest I'm not that fond of...
  13. Faaaarmer in his pickup truck I siiiit between the hens and ducks Featherrrrs and bird shit all over my head Thaaank you sir I'll walk instead
  14. Moonlight Motel Western Stars Chasin' Wild Horses Somewhere North of Nashville Stones Tucson Train Hello Sunshine Hitch Hikin' Sundown The Wayfarer Drive Fast (The Stuntman) Sleepy Joe's Cafe There Goes My Miracle 7-12 are pretty interchangable at the moment, and 1-5 have moved around quite a lot as well
  15. Thank you, this pretty much sums up exactly how I feel about the album. ...and I've just listened to it all the way through again. For me MM keeps getting better each time, especially the anticipation knowing that it is coming!
  16. North of Nashville is working its way into my top 5 on the album
  17. Nice review, I think I might agree with you about MM. I loved it when I first heard it and I love it a bit more each time I listen to it
  18. The electric version of the Ghost of Tom Joad always makes me smile remembering listening to it with my wife when High Hopes was released, and she said "i really don't understand what this song is about, i mean, isn't Tom Jones still alive!?
  19. And the echoey pedal steel that comes in and follows that line...love that!
  20. Yeh I have grown to love this one as I listen to it more and more. It does feel frustratingly short, but in a way it feels somehow appropriate for a song about a failed songwriter
  21. When discussing who should do the 3 hour drive home from my in-laws I volunteered on the condition that we listened to Western Stars. My wife said "yes, but only once through, not for the whole 3 hours"
  22. Hi Declan, I'm new too! Although I've been enjoying following a few threads since hearing about the new album I've been yet to post. I'm 29 and from the UK, but sadly none of my friends have any family connections to Bruce or the E Street Band (that I know of!)
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