When Bruce Springsteen issued ‘The River’ in October of 1980, I didn’t like it very much. Time has changed that – and here’s why.
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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.
No parent wants to outlive their children.
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
I’ve got to admit that I can’t really imagine living in the circumstances portrayed in “Black Cowboys.” While I’ve known people who’ve had to deal with such things (including my own sister), the idea of living with the constant pressure of stray bullets and wasted lives?