With ‘Working On A Dream,’ released six years ago today, Bruce Springsteen continued an intriguing journey back to the music of his formative years.
Sparks Fly on E Street
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.
Mark Saleski offers an in-depth examination of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska,’ primarily recorded on January 3, 1982.
They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.
“Rosalita” was the song that just had to be played before all important events.
Bruce Springsteen road songs, including ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Racing in the Street,’ ‘Born to Run,’ others: Gimme Five
He uses these metaphors as a foundation for deeply revealing character studies.
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.”
Over time, I realized I’d missed the true heart of this song.
When I began to revisit Devils & Dust, I was brought back to the evening of the first listening session.
Emotions were running high in anticipation of this last pair of 2014 E Street shows. Tickets for the tiny Mohegan Sun Arena were a tough get. We felt lucky to be in the building.