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Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (2014)

I’m not sure I’m capable of writing a review of Bruce Springsteen’s latest release. There’s one fact that may disqualify me from rendering a true and proper piece of rock criticism.

The Friday Morning Listen: Patti Smith Group – Easter (1978)

I’m beginning to wonder if anybody has passion about anything anymore. And why would I think this? An impromptu study in contrasts.

Forgotten series: Lou Reed – Animal Serenade (2004)

Before I began paying attention to Lou Reed, these were the only songs of his that made any impression on me. All of Lester Bangs’ rants had no effect. Velvet who? Didn’t matter.

The Friday Morning Listen: Abba – Arrival (1977)

All of the Internet chatter this past week about this year’s Rock Hall of Fame nominations has been great fun. It’s great fun every year.

Books: Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste, by Lester Bangs (2003)

by Mark Saleski I had forgotten just how crazy Lester could be. I would often finish with one of his reviews in Creem (ah, those were the days) and wonder if the danged magazine was trying to pull a fast one on me. Nope. They were not. What I was dealin’ with was a guy who, even at his mostRead More