Articles by: Mark Saleski

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

With ‘Working On A Dream,’ released six years ago today, Bruce Springsteen continued an intriguing journey back to the music of his formative years.

Adrian Belew’s brilliant Side One was a journey through his entire musical history

Adrian Belew’s brilliant Side One was a journey through his entire musical history

Released 10 years ago today, Adrian Belew’s ‘Side One’ began four separate installments of adrenaline-charged, twisty guitar. Better buckle up!

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Mark Saleski finds new meaning during a track-by-track return to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.,’ released on January 5, 1973.

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Mark Saleski offers an in-depth examination of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska,’ primarily recorded on January 3, 1982.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey songs, including ‘Sandy,’ ‘Rosalita,’ others

“Rosalita” was the song that just had to be played before all important events.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen’s spiritual songs, including ‘My City of Ruins,’ ‘The Promised Land,’ ‘We Are Alive,’ others

On the search for salvation, both in this world and the next.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen road songs, including ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Racing in the Street,’ ‘Born to Run,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen road songs, including ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Racing in the Street,’ ‘Born to Run,’ others

He uses these metaphors as a foundation for deeply revealing character studies.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All I’m Thinkin’ About” (2005)

It’s not often that I think of Bruce Springsteen songs in the same context as the Viet Nam era and the American culture of that time, but “All I’m Thinkin’ About” has always reminded me of Canned Heat’s “Heading Up The Country.”