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Bruce Springsteen, “Lost in the Flood” (1973): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen, “Lost in the Flood” (1973): Deep Cuts

The imagery in Bruce Springsteen’s epic “Lost in the Flood” remains stark, powerful, intense, confronting and raw.

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.

Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Call this one the American Dream … and the American Detour.

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.

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.”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Hitter” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The Hitter” (2005)

Over time, I realized I’d missed the true heart of this song.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

When I began to revisit Devils & Dust, I was brought back to the evening of the first listening session.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

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.