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Friday, September 17, 2010

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

Classic day strolls back into the B Side with the Boss today. And I want to be clear, I was recently accused as being a "homer" for certain genres of music. I want to state, I certainly am not. I like what I like. That could be any kind of tuneage out there. I don't discriminate. To make true on that promise, I LOVE classic rock. Probably my second favorite genre of all time. Bruce, perfectly good classic rock artist. Been making music since my parents were not even yet teenagers. Well folks, I can't stand Bruce. I have some tracks on my iPod - but I usually skip them. Sure, I give him credit for being a decent storyteller, but this guy should have been a poet or something, not a singer. His music is just a snoozefest for me. I know I have some readers on the east coast, and this will probably be blasphemous to them. But that's another thing I don't understand. I get that he's from Jersey, and if you're from Jersey - you love the guy. Okay, pass granted I guess. I'd be similar with a huge artist from Milwaukee. But he has this stigma about being 'americana'. Why? What about him speaks so loudly about America? I don't see it. Nor do I want Bruce Springsteen representing my tastes and views. You know what I'll always think of first, I'll think of the video of 'Dancing In The Dark' on SNL making fun of the backup dancers - and Adam Sandler doing an over the top Springsteen. Wait, over the top? He sounded EXACTLY like him. So gruff, so unpolished and forgetting lyrics. Blah. I won't bag on this any further. I think I got my point across. I'll finish by saying, this simply isn't my kind of music. I'm sure many love it - and you should continue to. In fact, toss it on today. It'll make Friday turn into Saturday for you.

1. Born in the U.S.A.
2. Cover Me
3. Darlington County
4. Working on the Highway
5. Downbound Train
6. I'm on Fire
7. No Surrender
8. Bobby Jean
9. I'm Goin' Down
10. Glory Days
11. Dancing in the Dark
12. My Hometown

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Born In The USA
2. Glory Days
3. Dancing In The Dark

2.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I don't understand why this is "review" is not listed as a rant. You didn't address the album at all.

  2. That's a good point.

    I tend to be a little less talkative about classic rock albums, just because it seems most people have listened to them already. I think for as many "hits" as this album has, my rant if you will on it shows just how unimpressive it is. If you're a casual boss listener, you probably think this is amazing, but if you've listened to a lot of his stuff - this is just played out.

  3. seem to be pretty cranky with a lot of your posts on this blog. do you ever have anything constructive to go along with your criticism or do you just enjoy saying things aren't the way you would like them to be and calling it a day? Perhaps your comments could focus on the material as opposed to just trying to play "gotcha" with the blogger.