Jump to content
Greasy Lake Community

Sean McNeill

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Sean McNeill

  1. 55 minutes ago, Growin' Up said:

    Bruce's stock phrase about the band being 'at its peak' during tour x is this decade's 'in some fashion'.


    Hopefully they work on the new material a bit more - no surprise that the performance of Ghosts on SNL seems to have vanished into the ether... never to be spoken about (or rather heard) again. 

    Yeah, cringed like f*** during that performance to be honest.

    Not his best.

    I also feel his performance of I'll See You in my Dreams at the 9/11 memorial was a little concerning, very weak.

    I remain confident that he will prepare himself and the band fully for whatever tour they decide.

    Faith will be rewarded.

    • Like 1
  2. 14 hours ago, NoneButTheBrave said:

    To be honest, at this point, I have no desire to see the ESB again, for many of the reasons that MrTrouble referenced. E Street shows live on Bruce's physicality and showmanship. I already skipped the 2016 tour even though I could have easily attended a show or two - seeing videos from that tour was one of the reasons I didn't go (others being rather uninteresting setlists for the Euro shows and my fanaticism scaling down a bit). I was quite shocked by Bruce's immobility, it was like he went from basically ageless to old man in those two years prior. He needed until the last leg to halfway being his old stage self... in the end, I decided I wanted to remember the band and Bruce the way they were....

    I have no doubt that it would be musically top notch, but a big part of the show will be missing. That, I think, is guaranteed.

    I just hope they don't fall into the trap of doing that one last tour just for the sake of it.

    What a strange world.

    Of all the shows I have been to the 2016 show was the one I enjoyed the most.

    • Like 2
  3. 3 minutes ago, bobfan1976 said:

    I suspected some one might mention the fact they are mixed but ok, let’s say that London ‘81, or the NYC ‘80 releases don’t come close to Tempe ‘80, they aren’t mixed to the same standard. A quick a-b of the Nugs release against the new No Nukes will very quickly show that. I don’t think all the Nugs releases are ‘great’ sounding either. However, I do agree there’s no reason to not release both, unless they are thinking that people won’t have enough time to listen them!

    Absolutely bang on. The difference between Tempe/No Nukes and the Nugs releases from the same period is night & day.

  4. 1 hour ago, bobfan1976 said:

    I disagree. What the No Nukes release will show, once again, is the difference between what we get, and what the Archive series could be. I’d rather have a professionally mixed, lovingly packaged, with audio, and visual content, release than the Nugs Archive release. Don’t get me wrong, I follow the Archive series, and get a lot of enjoyment from it, but I’m not blind as to how much better it could be if they went with a quality over quantity approach.


  5. 41 minutes ago, badlands78 said:

    I agree.  And do they truly think that No Nukes will dissuade someone from buying a Nugs show, or vice versa?  I don’t think that a casual fan is sitting on the fence out there saying “Crap; now I have to choose between No Nukes and a Nugs show.”

    I think it’s really only us die-hard fans who care about all these crusty old shows anyway, whether that be No Nukes or Nugs or some other upcoming box set of 40 year old archive material.

    Completely agree.

    I think there is a bit of a misconception in Bruce world about just how many people truly care.

    If his commercial department are behind what you suggest above, then its a bad call.

    • Like 2
  6. 1 minute ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

    He did confirm that they didn't record the Night For The Vietnam Veteran though. 

    As he's informed us in the past, BTXer and occasional poster on here, @estband was able to get in touch with Toby Scott a little while back and he took the opportunity to ask the million dollar question.

    "I can speak for the legion of die-hards who desperately want to know if the 8/20/81 Vietnam Vets Benefit was professionally recorded?"

    "It was not."

    So lads, we won't be getting August 20th, 1981 in this Series. It's tragic, I know that, but just let that dream fade. 

    Utterly baffling that a show like that wasn't documented. What a terrible decision overall.

    What gets me about all of this is one thing. Would it have been so difficult (in some fashion) to record every show they performed? Even in the early days. 

    I understand that the Vietnam Vets show was slightly different in that it was a benefit show.

    • Like 1
  7. 1 hour ago, Citysmith said:

    Am I the only one who needs to be in totally the right head space to listen to these acoustic downloads. I went to both the Joad & Devils tours and love acoustic Springsteen but this is different. 
    As an emphatic person I get dragged into the songs and this can pull down my mood. I’ve just been out walking and skipped through quite a lot of this download as it made me ‘feel down’ for the want of a better expression. I slapped on some Beastie Boys to liven up my walk. Ha Ha 

    Without a doubt these shows require a specific mood from the listener.

    They are also unlike the Joad shows which at least follow a narrative.

    I love the D&D shows & it's great to have them but they are for quiet nights with the Bose headphones for me.

    • Like 4
  8. I remember as a teenager following record fairs around the country praying I would see a few Bruce Springsteen live bootleg cassettes. I once bought Wembley 1985 on 3 cassettes for £45 with the shitiest black & white photocopied inlay.

    It was like treasure, I loved every minute of listening to that crap sound.

    Now I think (all things considered) that Bruce Inc are missing a trick with the Archive Series however to have these shows in this sound was something I could only have dreamt about in those days. People complaining about covers always makes me smile though.

    • Like 7
  • Create New...