Though Haden is battling polio, he meets an old friend at their peak capacity.
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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.
No parent wants to outlive their children.
We were sitting about 70 feet away and the amount of sound coming from that man’s horn … unamplified … was kind of scary. I don’t know how he does it.
The idea of the human spirit is one of those charged concepts, with it meaning different things to different people.
I kind of love everything about this track. The fact that the guy’s got this one bit of redemption to hang his hat on
The usual deal here is that I find and write about some music that can push people over the edge or even better, make them advance the argument that it’s not really music at all.
At first listen, this sounded like the Devils & Dust odd man out. The chorus is definitely something of an outlier with its sing-song, uplifting notes. I suppose you could say that the underlying story is uplifting as well, certainly when compared with the rest of the album.