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just going thru some Dean Wareham solo stuff atm, and the back catalogue Luna and Dean/Britta and Galaxy5oo stuff

I am gonna get his book and the book by Kim Gordon Girlinaband
 
I'm on a Bowie binge. Of the 25 albums he released I own 21 of them. You can only buy so may 'best of', hence the missing 4 :). For 45 years he was a soundtrack running through the tapestry of my life. SirrusXM is doing a 4 day, 24 hour solid Bowie block. It will be playing or recording until it ends. BTW I saw him in concert at least 15 times, maybe more. Truly a Genius. R.I.P. Starman, you are missed.
 
I've never been a Bruce Springsteen fan. The guy's always had talent, no doubt, but I've never been taken in by the big stadium rock feel, and find stuff like "Born to Run" to be horrific, overproduced, overblown crap.

But Nebraska changed all that. Shorn of the ESB and its sonic excesses, I could finally hear the great songs beneath. My favourite Springsteen album by about 300 miles and to this day the only one I have paid to own.
 
I still do believe that Springsteen is overrated and that Born to Run is horrific, overproduced and overblown crap, though. In my opinion, he was Lucky to have such a talented sax with him: Clarence Clemons aka Big Man.

I can still listen to some Springsteen tunes but really, he's a rock & folk artist like there had been so many. Nothing really out of this world. It's good that a true rocker gained so much success in the poor era of punk rock, disco and electronic music but still ...

I've never understood why a singer-songwriter in more or less the same type of music and from the same generation such as Bob Seger never gained so much success. Both in terms of guitar play and singing, I rate Bob above.

I mean if you like hard rocking songs, listen to Lock & Load.

If you rather like rock ballads, then I'd advise No Man's Land, Shinin' Brightly or You'll Accomp'ny Me. Lol my parents always told me they played the whole Against the Wind album at their wedding. :D

And of course, "Just take those old records from the shelves, I sing & listen to by myself. Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock & roll. Call me a relic, call me what you will, say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the heels, ..." (anyone to tell me who's playing lead guitar on this version, doesn't look like a regular from the Silverbullet Band)

Or as Johnny Hallyday covered it in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2DMlY8f1IE
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
I've never been a Bruce Springsteen fan. The guy's always had talent, no doubt, but I've never been taken in by the big stadium rock feel, and find stuff like "Born to Run" to be horrific, overproduced, overblown crap.

But Nebraska changed all that. Shorn of the ESB and its sonic excesses, I could finally hear the great songs beneath. My favourite Springsteen album by about 300 miles and to this day the only one I have paid to own.

what do you think of The National LS?

I bloody hate them, cos I think of the Staples/Tindersticks influence, with Springsteen running thru it... @ 3'15" just listening to Dean Wareham interview and he says something droll on Springsteen...


edit: meant droll. the typoe was froll. (f)

cos... Tindersticks are my favourite band. and people are talking Springsteen, and The National may be a gestalt bastard lovechild of Tindersticks and Springsteen.
 
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actually going to see an Aus alt-country band on Friday, (or am I going Saturday, I better check) called Pony Face.

Pony Face, I dont know how I would describe them... well, something off Drag City records, you know the label in the Us that has Bill Callahan(Smog) and Will Oldham, and did they have Silver Jews? not 100% sure on Dave Berman's Silver Jews.. I gotta check that.

But much in the refrain of Ryan Adams doing covers the last few years (it may pay the bills now that musicians can no longer get record contracts and sell their music) Pony Face have covered Springsteens Nebraska the last 24-30 months... I have not seen them do it, I lost interest when they were not doing their stuff, they have their take, like it was Callahan or Oldham doing it... but jesus... I wish they would do their own $h!t, but this is the launch of their latest LP

the most accessible other original worth a listen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJvH5n0FVQ

their Nebraska stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3PHChwzPQw&index=2&list=PLcWJ6as7XSuMKV5lKPhIqC5kcY16CIQCM

Ryan Adams Shake It Off Taylwhore Alacrity Swift
in his defense, he was not like that other musician and "dated" her. That risible guitar guy who thinks he does a dirty bluesy guitar shtick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwmXO0J-PAA
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
I've never been a Bruce Springsteen fan. The guy's always had talent, no doubt, but I've never been taken in by the big stadium rock feel, and find stuff like "Born to Run" to be horrific, overproduced, overblown crap.

But Nebraska changed all that. Shorn of the ESB and its sonic excesses, I could finally hear the great songs beneath. My favourite Springsteen album by about 300 miles and to this day the only one I have paid to own.

Then also try "The Ghost of Tom Joad". This, BTR and Nebraska is the the only stuff of his I really like.
 
Have to admit, I absolutely love Springsteen. His lyrics speak to me in a way very few peoples do. He's certainly much more than a "Big Stadium" artist although these kind of tracks tend to be his most well known stuff, I really dislike Dancing in the Dark! Going through his back catalogue you can find a whole host of albums and tracks that don't fit into the typical "Springsteen" stereotype. Check out the following albums:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
The River
Nebraska
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Devils and Dust.

A few favourite tracks:

Mary Queen of Arkansas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkHvTcAEoo

Hard to be a Saint in the City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9aklSlMthc

4th July, Ashbury Park (Sandy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFHM8HMbWQ

The River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAB4vOkL6cE

The Ghost of Tom Joad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0kWe2ixzU

Balboa Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60nmXbgLJeY

The Hitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0it7len3TkU

From Dead Mans Town - Born in the USA covers

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires - Born in the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AEqTSwtmms

Holly Williams - No Surrender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZga5ozv4uA
 
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King Boonen said:
Have to admit, I absolutely love Springsteen. His lyrics speak to me in a way very few peoples do. He's certainly much more than a "Big Stadium" artist although these kind of tracks tend to be his most well known stuff, I really dislike Dancing in the Dark! Going through his back catalogue you can find a whole host of albums and tracks that don't fit into the typical "Springsteen" stereotype. Check out the following albums:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
The River
Nebraska
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Devils and Dust.

A few favourite tracks:

Mary Queen of Arkansas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkHvTcAEoo

Hard to be a Saint in the City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9aklSlMthc

4th July, Ashbury Park (Sandy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFHM8HMbWQ

The River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAB4vOkL6cE

The Ghost of Tom Joad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0kWe2ixzU

Balboa Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60nmXbgLJeY

The Hitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0it7len3TkU

From Dead Mans Town - Born in the USA covers

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires - Born in the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AEqTSwtmms

Holly Williams - No Surrender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZga5ozv4uA

Springsteen is awesome, I've seen him multiple times from very small venues on acoustic only to stadium ones. He'll Always give you yours $$$ worth and some concerts have actually run to 4 hours!

We were stranded in Jamaica back in the 80s once on the way home. They put us up in a lovely resort. But when you're in getting home mindset and have to make an unscheduled landing and are stuck there for 48 hours it isn't optimal. Anyway when we finally landed in Philadelphia and were deplaning the entire set of passengers broke into a rousing rendition of Born in the USA with raised hands and everything. One of those memories that last a lifetime.

Unlike Bowie whose work I continued to buy all through the decades I stopped buying Bruce about 10 years ago. I do have all his previous work though.

I'm still in my Bowie Binge and have 8 (of 21) albums to go. As on every album, there are some songs that really speak to me and I'll play it 10 times over and others I hit skip! Wild Is The Wind is one that has been a favorite for decades and still is.
 
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Carols said:
King Boonen said:
Have to admit, I absolutely love Springsteen. His lyrics speak to me in a way very few peoples do. He's certainly much more than a "Big Stadium" artist although these kind of tracks tend to be his most well known stuff, I really dislike Dancing in the Dark! Going through his back catalogue you can find a whole host of albums and tracks that don't fit into the typical "Springsteen" stereotype. Check out the following albums:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
The River
Nebraska
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Devils and Dust.

A few favourite tracks:

Mary Queen of Arkansas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkHvTcAEoo

Hard to be a Saint in the City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9aklSlMthc

4th July, Ashbury Park (Sandy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgFHM8HMbWQ

The River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAB4vOkL6cE

The Ghost of Tom Joad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0kWe2ixzU

Balboa Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60nmXbgLJeY

The Hitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0it7len3TkU

From Dead Mans Town - Born in the USA covers

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires - Born in the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AEqTSwtmms

Holly Williams - No Surrender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZga5ozv4uA

Springsteen is awesome, I've seen him multiple times from very small venues on acoustic only to stadium ones. He'll Always give you yours $$$ worth and some concerts have actually run to 4 hours!

We were stranded in Jamaica back in the 80s once on the way home. They put us up in a lovely resort. But when you're in getting home mindset and have to make an unscheduled landing and are stuck there for 48 hours it isn't optimal. Anyway when we finally landed in Philadelphia and were deplaning the entire set of passengers broke into a rousing rendition of Born in the USA with raised hands and everything. One of those memories that last a lifetime.

Unlike Bowie whose work I continued to buy all through the decades I stopped buying Bruce about 10 years ago. I do have all his previous work though.

I'm still in my Bowie Binge and have 8 (of 21) albums to go. As on every album, there are some songs that really speak to me and I'll play it 10 times over and others I hit skip! Wild Is The Wind is one that has been a favorite for decades and still is.


Only one other "bigger" performer gave fans more back in live shows than Bruce: James Brown.

Wonderful live performers. Never bought any albums however.
 

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