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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 07:29 AM
This Tueday March 6th, the latest Bruce CD comes out. Best Buy has it for $9.99; or $12.99 for the issue with two bonus tracks. Here is a link to the main track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Bz0d2xm7U&utm_source=WhatCounts%20Publ icaster%20Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMLOSBSP_20120119_w reckingballannouncement&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatc h%3fv%3dM3Bz0d2xm7U


I like what I have heard from the snippets I have. It doesn't seem as over-produced as his last few albums where you had to try to make out the sounds of the band, which was a shame IMO.

And for those interested, it is highly likely that Bruce & the E Street Band are playing Wrigley Field in September. Probably two nights. First week of September, likely Fri & Sat, the 7th & 8th.

I will post again when it is confirmed. They are keeping it close to the vest for whatever reason.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 08:07 AM
Our local newspaper gave the album a 3 and a Half Star review (out of a possible 5) this morning. Says that the late Clarence Clemons is on a few cuts, and that it's not really an E Street Band album (Max Weinberg drums on a few songs and Steven Van Zant is on board, but that's it). The review also says that album has some downright fabulous songs, but a few duds as well.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 08:12 AM
haven't liked anything i heard from it
 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 08:53 AM
Heard it on a stream. Some good, some just ok. There seems to be a big whole where Clarence used to be (except the tune he is on)- no surprise there
 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 09:38 AM
I've listened to the whole thing three times through and really like it.

It has the Seeger Sessions sound to it.

My favorite track from it is "We'll Be Alright".

It's one of his best in years. (Not a single "Outlaw Pete" on it.)

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 10:25 AM
DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN W/TOM MORELLO
Live performance video clip from the Jimmy Fallon show.
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/bruce-springsteendeath-to-my- hometown3212/1388770/


"Death To My Hometown"

No cannonballs did fly
No rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky
No blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye
No deafening thunder sounded
But just as sure as the hand of god
They brought death to my hometown
They brought death to my hometown

No shells ripped the evening sky
No cities burning down
No armies stormed the shores for which we’d die
No dictators were crowned
High off on a quiet night
I never heard a sound
The marauders raided in the dark and brought death to my hometown, boys
Death to my hometown

They destroyed our families’ factories and they took our homes
They left our bodies on the plains
The vultures picked our bones

So listen up, my Sonny boy
Be ready for when they come
For they’ll be returning sure as the rising sun

Now get yourself a song to sing and sing it ’til you’re done
Yeah, sing it hard and sing it well
Send the robber baron’s straight to hell
The greedy thieves that came around
And ate the flesh of everything they’ve found
Whose crimes have gone unpunished now
Walk the streets as free men now

And they brought death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown, boys
Death to our hometown

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 10:37 AM
E STREET SHUFFLE W/THE ROOTS
Dueling tubas!
Live performance video clip from the Jimmy Fallon show.
http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/bruce-springsteene-street-shu ffle3212/1388769/

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 02:42 PM
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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 03:43 PM
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This Tueday March 6th, the latest Bruce CD comes out. Best Buy has it for $9.99; or $12.99 for the issue with two bonus tracks. Here is a link to the main track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Bz0d2xm7U&utm_source=WhatCounts%20Publ icaster%20Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMLOSBSP_20120119_w reckingballannouncement&utm_content=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatc h%3fv%3dM3Bz0d2xm7U


I like what I have heard from the snippets I have. It doesn't seem as over-produced as his last few albums where you had to try to make out the sounds of the band, which was a shame IMO.

And for those interested, it is highly likely that Bruce & the E Street Band are playing Wrigley Field in September. Probably two nights. First week of September, likely Fri & Sat, the 7th & 8th.

I will post again when it is confirmed. They are keeping it close to the vest for whatever reason.




Wrigley Field you reckon Lee? I can feel a cross pond trip coming on. Will there still be games at Wrigley 1st week of Sept? Is that why they are delaying the announcement? Until the playoffs are scheduled ? Would love to fit a game in around a Springsteen show.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 04:04 PM
the snippets i have heard sound do not do it for me at all....
 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 06:12 AM
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Wrigley Field you reckon Lee? I can feel a cross pond trip coming on. Will there still be games at Wrigley 1st week of Sept? Is that why they are delaying the announcement? Until the playoffs are scheduled ? Would love to fit a game in around a Springsteen show.


It doesn't have to do with the playoffs.

Flubs are at home:
Aug 24 - Sept 2
Sept 14 - Sept 22

They are on the road from Sept 3 - Sept 13, hence the likely timing of the concert(s).

As soon as I know more, I will certainly post it.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 10:29 AM
Have only listened to it once, but I like it. Even the hip-hop song!
 

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 12:30 PM
i love it but i also love Bruce. The songs are such a period piece on the state of the country, and build from song to song breaking it all up in Wrecking Ball and finishing with optimism that we will get it right somehow as we always have. Very timely music. Bruce keeps bringing out new music and deserves a great deal of kudos. This is his 17th studio album i think i read somewhere.
 

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 01:07 PM
Like most of Bruce's recent records, after one listen I don't feel real compelled to listen to it again. But I will, just to give it the benefit of the doubt. Because I am a HUGE Boss fan.

At first my first impression was - AGAIN - where are the ROCKERS, damn it? But then I realized this is a "Bruce Springsteen" record, not "BS & E Street Band" record and when he records "solo" records they tend to be more song-oriented. Fair enough, but with the exception of Nebraska I just don't like his acoustic records......HATED The Ghost Of Tom Joad, thought it was one of the most boring and excruciating records to listen to ever recorded by anyone. If it hadn't had his name on it, I would never have listened to more than the first 30 seconds of it. I did see him on that tour, though, and have only missed the '78 tour (DAMN IT!) and the Seeger Sessions tour since the '75 tour.

I will say the tune "Jack Of All Trades" on the new record is one of the best songs he's written in a LONG - very long, time. Just excellent.

One thing that did piss me off though was that Tom Morello, who is from Rage Against The Machine and idolizes Bruce, and recorded a better version of TGOTJ than Bruce did, has 2 guitar solos on this record - that ONE MORE than NILS LOFGREN has had on any Springsteen record since he joined the band in '84. I mean, huh? His ONLY - ONE - solo on a Springsteen studio record is on the title tune of the Tunnel Of Love record, and it is fantastic. That's it. One. He did have a few solos on the live box, particularly on the tune War, but come on, Bruce, this guy is one of the best there is - that's why you grabbed him to replace Steve. Give him some love already. If I were Nils (wish I was) and a buddy of Bruce's got more solos ON ONE RECORD than I had in 27 years, I'd be pissed. But that's just me - and as a fan, I am pissed. I doubt Nils is, though. I'm sure he is very well compensated or he wouldn't still be around, and he does have his own career. Thanks - just wanted to vent about that.

I read recently that someone said all his recent releases are "brickwalled" (look up brickwalled/loudness wars in wikipedia) and it might be because he is going deaf and just can't hear as well so he boosts the levels into the red which removes any ability for the listener to hear any nuance in the recording - basically the dynamic range gets reduced to 0 and graphically it looks like a patient who has flatlined. He's never been the most subtle artist anyway and he's certainly not the first nor will he be the last rocker to do this. It is a common problem these days and almost all CDs these days are brickwalled which is why almost all of them sound like sh!t. It just seems odd for the guy who used to obsess for years over a record getting it right now can't tell how bad most his latest CDs sound sonically. Of course, that's just my opinion. And I doubt Jon Landau, probably the QUINTESSENTIAL Yes Man, will bring it to his attention. You don't criticize the guy who has made you a multi-millionaire - but as a co-producer that should be your job. Steve Van Zandt would - and did, on Born In The USA, and for that he got exiled by Landau for a long time. I'm sure that when those in Bruce's camp saw how Landau had such a Svengali - like effect on Bruce that he allowed his best friend to basically get fired over production disagreements they got the message. Thank God Steve was "allowed" come back. But in between the lines I bet he learned his lesson. Don't fock with Jon Landau.

Really my problem is that I've been waiting since 1978 for him to release another balls-out rocker on a par with Darkness and that's just not realistic and fair to him as an artist. I need to take the Neil Young approach and just appreciate him for the great artist he is and look at his output as part of an overall body of work that is at least equal to and probably superior to any other artist with the exception of a very, very few. So I am very glad for the new record and am glad he's back on the road, where IMHO he is without a doubt the greatest performer show in and show out that has ever lived. I know there are haters that think he sucks and that's fine - I would bet the majority have never seen him live and never will. More's the pity - those of us fortunate to HAVE seen him (for me about 20-25 times since '75) know how lucky we really are.

Sorry the ramble, Lee.....BTW, expect a package that will once again prove it all night that the E Steet Band's '78 tour was the greatest rock concert tour ever.

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 01:09 PM
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(Not a single "Outlaw Pete" on it.)


Boy, was that song bad.....it almost seemed to me like he did it as a joke, or on a dare. Where was the Quality Control on that one?

 

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 01:14 PM
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Wrigley Field you reckon Lee? I can feel a cross pond trip coming on. Will there still be games at Wrigley 1st week of Sept? Is that why they are delaying the announcement? Until the playoffs are scheduled ?


If recent history - the past 104 years - is any indication, by September the Cubbies will be beyond hope. Of course, this IS another year.....

I'm sure it'll be when they're out of town.

Once again another blockbuster event comes to Chicago NOW after I moved.....I used to live 5 blocks from Wrigley and walked to Cubs games. What an awesome neighborhood...

 

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  posted on 3/17/2012 at 04:16 PM
I like what I've heard from the album so far. Hopefully Dallas is added to the tour later.
 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 05:08 AM
Hmm, I like the album for what it is I guess. And yep, it's a Bruce album.

The E Street Band?

Well, here is their participation on songs:

Max Weinberg -3
Steve Van Zandt - 1
Nils Lofgren -zip
Roy Bittain -zip
Garry Tallent -zip

Yet they will be the band on the tour. Kinda odd. I agree with you Rich in that I am a bit disappointed but I'm sure the shows will be great. They always are. Never seen a bad Bruce show. Not even close to a bad one.

 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 08:32 AM
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I'm sure the shows will be great.

They always are.

Never seen a bad Bruce show.

Not even close to a bad one.


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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 08:58 AM
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I've listened to the whole thing three times through and really like it.

It has the Seeger Sessions sound to it.

My favorite track from it is "We'll Be Alright".

It's one of his best in years. (Not a single "Outlaw Pete" on it.)


I have been spinning the vinyl and agree with Ron.

"Death to my Hometown" is my favorite.



 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 09:05 AM
I agree with Brofan about Nils.

Let him rip for goodness sakes!

His solo is the best thing on "Tunnel of Love"

If the Stones had picked Nils to replace Mick Taylor, would Ronnie Woods be playing with Bruce?

 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 09:12 AM
IMO Nils is one of the modst underrated guitarists on the planet.

He kinda gets lost in The E Street Band. But I think he knows his place as it is. His work with Neil Young was amazing. Prolly pays well being with Bruce of course.

 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 09:33 AM

My first exposure to Nils....was the "cry Tough" lp

Bruce shows are always good in my experience(s), but his recording output is hit n miss for way too long.

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My first exposure to Nils....

Bruce shows are always good in my experience(s), but his recording output is hit n miss for way too long.



Nils played with Neil Young when he was just a teenager. Great talent!

 

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  posted on 3/18/2012 at 11:34 AM
Saw Nils and his brother's band in support of the "I came to Dance" LP. Great Show.

 

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