In the Springsteen catalog, it’s not often that I prefer the studio over the live version of a song, but in the case of “Let’s Be Friends,” it’s the truth.
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<<< BACKWARD (“Door Number Two”) ||| ONWARD (“Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I have a deep love for Walter Becker’s second solo effort, 2008’s Circus Money. It’s a love that far surpasses any other solo effort to date by Donald Fagen or Becker himself.
You might be asking yourself, “Self, what does a cow’s uterus have to do with music? And what does this have to do with Andy Warhol?”
John Lurie is a musician, a composer, an accomplished painter, and an actor. For good measure, toss in raconteur and all-around Internet wise guy.
For non-musicians, the creative process can be something of a mystery. The composer has all of that training about melody, harmony, scales, time signatures, and chord progressions — and out of that the musical ideas are born…somehow. The truth is that while the process can indeed be opaque (sometimes even to the composer), it’s not necessarily loaded down with music’sRead More
The musical palette employed during “Worlds Apart” — the tablas and the vocals delivered by Asif Ali Khan and Haji Nazir Afridi — was almost shocking. This is a Bruce Springsteen song?!
<<< BACKWARD (“Mary Shut The Garden Door”) ||| ONWARD (“Downtown Canon”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It’s strange: I like Donald Fagen records for how much they sound like Steely Dan and I like Walter Becker’s records for how they distance themselves from Steely Dan records.
“Empty Sky” again takes up the themes of loss, anger, and retribution from both the personal and broader perspectives.
Stress. Fear. Their tentacles grip us around the neck and chest, slender ribbons slithering into the brain.
On The Rising, Bruce came at the topic of loss from many angles. Here we have a person who’s lost a loved one and is forced to deal with the consequence of a life totally transformed.