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15 minutes ago, Lampi said:

Did Fire On The Fingertips not rename the WIESS era songs?

Edit: yes indeed: Guns Of Kid Cole; Mama Knows Rithmatic Knows How To Take A Fall; Get Your Wheels And Roll; Kid Called Zero; Angel From The Inner Lake-Ballerina. (Always good to have the Blinded By The Light book at hand:); I also own the Fire On The Fingertips bootleg but finding that would take a lot more time than finding the Blinded By The Light book.)

Great job!

 

Sam Houston’s ghost’s in Texas fighting for his soul
And the townsfolk rest uneasy beneath the guns of Kid Colt <<or Cole is how I saw it
And the kid says “Hey, where’s Santa Ana?”
He who could romance the dumb into talking
Take a chance with me tonight, my contessa
Waltz with me tonight senorita
‘Cos only fools are alone in a night like this

the 3 names of this song

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Lampi said:

As you know, this was called The Fast Song on bootlegs which will not be the real name of the song.

Maybe it had never a real name until it evolved into Candy's Room.

 

read the piece on Brucebase "The Fast Song- Candy's Room"  - I am the writer

I stuffed everything I could into it after months of looking for clues

New Fast Song (Candy) has a lyric sheet --- it is the missing link  Sept 27 1977 

Still has pieces of Candy's Boy and old Fast Song left in it......Soon to be Candy's Room

 

 

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6 minutes ago, tillywilly said:

read the piece on Brucebase "The Fast Song- Candy's Room"  - I am the writer

Great piece indeed.

And the original line 'God will send his angels and blow this town into the sea' from the 1977 version of the Sad Eyes part in Backstreets.

Fascinating stuff.:) And how two mediocre songs (The Fast Song not even a real song, more music than song) together became one of Bruce Springsteen's 10 greatest songs.

Yes, as this is still the unpopular opinion topic: Candy's Room is one of Bruce Springsteen's 10 greatest songs!:)

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9 minutes ago, Lampi said:

Great piece indeed.

And the original line 'God will send his angels and blow this town into the sea' from the 1977 version of the Sad Eyes part in Backstreets.

Fascinating stuff.:) And how two mediocre songs (The Fast Song not even a real song, more music than song) together became one of Bruce Springsteen's 10 greatest songs.

Yes, as this is still the unpopular opinion topic: Candy's Room is one of Bruce Springsteen's 10 greatest songs!:)

 

fast song

yeah he finally gave up writing lyrics for it. and tore up candy's boy and part of frankie

 

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On 6/30/2019 at 2:34 PM, Paolo's Circus Story said:

I feel inclined to agree with this. There are some excellent lyrics on there, but as you say, if those horns and strings are removed, they'll probably be nothing special at all.

At the end of the day though let's be glad those arrangements are there!

Just to let you all know, I'm now of the personal opinion that Western Stars is a bang average album at best and I'm really longing for him to release another album similar to Wrecking Ball, because that's my Bruce Springsteen. 

2012 - 2014 really were the best of times, man. 

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Bruce is at his best when he is either optimistic or angry.

The rest is just fodder.

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10 minutes ago, Kent Guitar said:

Bruce is at his best when he is either optimistic or angry.

The rest is just fodder.

oh you know about his marriage

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7 hours ago, Rizla said:

Some people are music snobs and turn their noses up at songs that are popular with the general public.  They disapprove of hits, and prefer to sing the praises of obscure (and often inferior) outtakes.

I totally resemble that comment. 

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i like the Steve Van Zant cover of tuscan train ! 

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4 hours ago, Jimmy James said:

No you don't! :D If I can find it, I'll post it! 

Have you seen Steven sing Tuscon Train in the other thread?:wacko:

 

 

great idea! go ahead! :lol:

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10 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

 

2012 - 2014 really were the best of times, man. 

EVERYTHING was better in 1978.

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18 hours ago, Lampi said:

About the video...Bruce Springsteen's worst video ever.

About all the girls on stage during live performances.

About the 12" dance remixes.

There is nothing wrong with the song itself.

Sure there is. It’s as cheesy as its video. It sounds soulless and sterile. 

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16 hours ago, Rizla said:

Some people are music snobs and turn their noses up at songs that are popular with the general public.  They disapprove of hits, and prefer to sing the praises of obscure (and often inferior) outtakes.

P.S.  The above is probably an unpopular opinion.  :D

Assuming people dislike a song because others like it is as silly as assuming some like it because others do also. 

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17 hours ago, ProveItAllNight747 said:

100% correct you are Rizla.

On a sidenote,is your username from the song by Shame?!

:lol:  No, it's my original username and predates Shame by quite a few years!
It doesn't really mean anything, just a random choice as there was a packet of Rizla papers on the table when I signed up here.
I might change it some time.

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4 hours ago, Rizla said:

:lol:  No, it's my original username and predates Shame by quite a few years!
It doesn't really mean anything, just a random choice as there was a packet of Rizla papers on the table when I signed up here.
I might change it some time.

Don't change it, Kay (now, that will confuse some people :lol:).

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Great times indeed, 2012-2014. But alas, the quote Those were the Days only can be used to the 1973-1981 era. Of course some melancholy gets in the way there.

 

Frankly all times when some Bruce songs came out were, are, great, yeah, but yes, surely, the seventies, those were the days, truly. Records in the last years, great stuff indeed, just can't stand any comparison with those from that era. I mean, we're talking about Wild Innocent, Born to run, Darkness and River, Springsteen's most urgent songs in his great songbook. And the melancholy I'm referring to is about youth, being younger myself way back then and the way you look at the music, Bruce himself, hell the whole damn world. That was a totally different take on what was there. And after the running, I did that myself for quite some years, running from everything almost, you find your own little spot in this place and yer views change more and more. Being sure also that the sound of those albums really would't fit in today.

 

But those really were the days yeah

Or am I just experiencing al late midlife crisis, though I'm really too old for that.

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Bruce's career is 50 years

I can't believe we got millenials in here 

 21 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

 

2012 - 2014 really were the best of times, man. 

Amen to that.

 
 
And we got oldtimers that want 1978, when Paolo and PIAN747 were finishing their last lifetime so they could be born again in 2000
 
Maybe they were big Darkness fans before they died, and  they became instant Bruce fans when they were born this time
 
oh I'm sorry I thought this was the thread for "most unpopular springsteen theories", never mind :wub:
 
 
 
 
 

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9 hours ago, Rizla said:

:lol:  No, it's my original username and predates Shame by quite a few years!
It doesn't really mean anything, just a random choice as there was a packet of Rizla papers on the table when I signed up here.
I might change it some time.

oh God no ! 

:lol:

i must say your name is one ive had alot of trouble with over the years

i never coconnected ou to rollies 

like Paolo i thought you were Italian for the longest time :P

 

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4 hours ago, dutchbeat said:

Great times indeed, 2012-2014. But alas, the quote Those were the Days only can be used to the 1973-1981 era. Of course some melancholy gets in the way there.

2 hours ago, tillywilly said:

Bruce's career is 50 years

I can't believe we got millenials in here 

Sorry, I thought I was allowed to reminisce about some of the best times of my life. When I mentioned 2012 - 2014 I didn't just mean in regards to Springsteen.

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2011 was when I got into bruce. First some music videos here and there, then the london calling dvd, then buying WB and HH around release day.

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50 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

Get some new material, Lamps. 

You are right.

They should release Wembley 2002 asap before jokes about Wembley are not funny anymore, too (to quote The Smiths). (as far as the jokes are still funny even at this moment).

And Dancing In The Dark was better in 2002.

 

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8 hours ago, Lampi said:

You are right.

They should release Wembley 2002 asap before jokes about Wembley are not funny anymore, too (to quote The Smiths). (as far as the jokes are still funny even at this moment).

And Dancing In The Dark was better in 2002.

 

im really beginning to appreate the Dutch sence of humour :P

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3 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

im really beginning to appreate the Dutch sence of humour :P

It was serieus.  Best performances of Dancing In The Dark really were in 2002.

A fresh new guitar driven arrangement and no dancing with girls-women on stage.

 

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