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  1. Thanks, Daisey! I really hope I'll get the chance to see him sometime. Roulette would be awesome to hear. I don't know if there'll be a Born in the U.S.A. box or not, but if it will be, and a tour to follow that up, Protection is another outtake that would be great to hear live.
  2. I wouldn't say no thanks to any of them I've been listening to a lot of his released live shows, and I think the choice of songs is (in general) very good. You'll get many album tracks if it's from an album tour, some of the all time classics are always there, and there's often some outtakes or other nuggets for the die hard fans!
  3. Well, basically everyone since I've never seen him live With that said I wouldn't be thrilled if he played The Ghost of Tom Joad from start to finish and finished the encore with Mary Queen of Arkansas, Real Man and Queen of the Supermarket. Three songs I would love to hear live (except the most obvious ones) would be I'm Goin' Down, Racing in the Street and Where the Bands Are.
  4. I agree! It's so much more interesting than all the jazz/blues/country stuff he's been releasing in the latest 10-15 years. It was extremely obvious from the start that critics would hate it (not because of the music, which is barely mentioned), but regardless of Van Morrison's opinions and views, this album's more exciting than hearing him cover blues standards or revisit his older songs. And many of the songs are very catchy. 28 songs is a bit too much for me though.
  5. Yeah, sure, but I meant that those are the albums that I think is the type of music most people think of when they think of Bruce Springsteen. And even if love Nebraska and regard it as one of his best, I don't think I would've become a Springsteen fan if all his music where in that vein. Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River, are more classic of the Bruce Springsteen-sound than earlier mentioned album. And even if they are very different to each other they all are the essential sound of heartland rock, or whatever you'd want to call Bruce's music.
  6. Like many others, my picks would be Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. Those three albums have the typical Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band sound, and that's the musical style I love.
  7. Arcade Fire Bruce Springsteen Creedence Clearwater Revival Elvis Costello Fleetwood Mac The Gaslight Anthem Lana Del Rey The Replacements Van Morrison Those are some bands/artists I would mention as my favorites. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, David Bowie and Oasis are others I listened a lot to throughout the years.
  8. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975) Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound (2008)
  9. I didn't know Marsha (I only knew her as rosiejaneymarie until today), but when we talked here she seemed like a very kind and warm person. When my mom died half a year ago, she wrote some very kind words, so when I saw that she had passed away I immediately thought of that. I also remember that she told me some things about her youth in New Jersey; when she first saw Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in the window of a record store (which she got as a birthday present on her 14th birthday), and how she loved Jersey Girl ever since she first her it when Bruce played it at the opening night of Brendan Byrne Arena in 1981. So even if I never really knew her, I've been thinking of her this night, and revisited those posts. My condolences to her family and those of you that knew her.
  10. Thanks, and I do try to keep on living in the best way possible. It's tough, but I know that mom's worst sadness would be that we, in her closest family, just would give up living. Yeah, the emptiness is the worst thing right now. I guess you slowly will adapt to the new situation, but right now the world's just feel different and a lot more empty. One think that does help is to talk to other people who been through similar situations. I just don't think that you possibly can understand the sorrow, pain and emptiness unless you've lost a close one. I notice that with some people, that they just can't understand what it's like. They think they can, but they can't. And this coming period will also be really weird, with All Soul's Day, Christmas and other holidays like that coming up. I guess it will be the same for you, but I hope you also have family, friends and relatives to be with during those days!
  11. Thanks. The funeral was yesterday, and it was beautiful, but very sad. Today just feels so empty, now when all relatives and friends have left. It's almost a month now since she's passed away, and I guess it's starting to sink in a bit.
  12. Hey Froggy. Thank you for that, and I'm also sorry to hear about your dad. Seeing someone you love die in a disease is no easy thing. It's the most terrible thing I've ever been through, and I guess it's the same for you. But it's good that Bruce's music could help you, like it helped (helps) me. And I hope your memories of your father will be warm and bright ones.
  13. Some of my favorites: I'm Goin' Down (the studio version). I think his voice sounds so effin' great there, especially the first verse. The Promised Land (Phoenix, 1978) Thunder Road (No Nukes, 1979, second night). The River (Tempe, 1980). Jole Blon (Wembley Arena, 1981). Atlantic City (Paris, 1985).
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