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Everything posted by Tom-Joad

  1. Has Bruce ever mentioned The Deer Hunter in the context of this song?
  2. Now would be a great time for them to upload a bunch of unseen footage on YouTube...
  3. I’ve grown used to it but I think he’s referring to there being no instrument separation. Everything just sounds all muffled with instruments sounding on top of each other.
  4. So my wife came to me the other day and said “do you know how you can listen to a song thousands of times until one day you really hear it and it hits you how great it really is? That just happened with me and Shut Out The Light”. I was proud, of course, but it also made me think that although it’s always been one of my favourites, it’s got to be on my top 10 favourite Bruce songs. One of Bruce’s finest songwriting moments.
  5. I get the historical significance of the song, but I never understood why Bruce likes it so much. The D&D tour version was a beauty, but other than that, it’s not more than good, really.
  6. The best backing vocals on Bruce songs are usually done by Bruce. Or Stevie.
  7. What a band these guys are. And I don’t believe in God, but if there is one or multiple, may Roy Bittan be blessed. He’s got to be one of my favourite musicians ever.
  8. Award shows are nothing but marketing tools. They respond to the industry’s needs. Why would anyone still care about them?
  9. That’s fine. I wasn’t trying to have this argument with you again. I was just tell you no one needs to have the song explained to them. That comes across as quite condescending.
  10. And rightly so. There’s no “but” after “no means no”. Oh, and Rizla, I don't think anyone here needs to have the song explained to them.
  11. Pretty dreadful. Sounds like an old gameboy.
  12. I think that, because she knows my starting point, she’s very appreciative of whatever little I deliver.
  13. Barcelona 2002. I ended up on a DVD. Drove for a day, slept outside and ran like crazy to be in the front. I remember how I felt when I first saw him, I remember how I felt when Clarence played his first solo of the night (on Prove It), I remember having a Thunder Road as a real encore after I’d lost all hope I’d get it (and sobbing like a baby), I remember the exhilaration of being there and I remember having a series of cramps in my legs for all the exercise and dehydration. My other first time... Boy, what a trainwreck... Luckily, she became my wife.
  14. American Beauty, on the other hand, is weird and pretty unlistenable.
  15. Harry’s Place is kind of weird. I like it, though.
  16. Disc 4 of Tracks has so many beautiful songs! That surely is one of them. Leavin’ Train, Seven Angela and Trouble in Paradise are pretty terrible, but all the others are, to my ears, really great. I wish Bruce had made some different choices in the first half of the 90’s...
  17. I disagree. I think the studio version is vastly superior and, ironically, much more furious. And that guitar solo does absolutely nothing for me.
  18. Unfortunately. I think Bruce singing Search and Destroy would be less of a stretch than Royals, Stayin’ Alive or Sociedade Alternativa.
  19. Preferences are preferences. But to put HT and LT together because they were released together is just lazy. They’re very different albums and, in my opinion, one of them vastly superior to the other. Also, Tom Joad is one of Bruce’s best albums and I’ll stand on a pile of BitUSA records in my cowboy boots and say that.