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(CBS News)   Bruce Springsteen gives keynote speech to young musicians at SXSW. Lesson 1: begin all your songs with a 7 minute monologue about growing up with a dad who didn't understand you or your dreams then scream HUH-WUN TOO THEEE FAAWWWW   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2012-03-15 08:40:59 PM  
Meh. That's still better than the shiat they pass off as rock now.
 
2012-03-15 08:49:38 PM  

WTF Indeed: Meh. That's still better than the shiat they pass off as rock now.


Pretty much this, aye.
 
2012-03-15 08:59:41 PM  
Springsteen says "TWO THREE FOUR"

There is no "ONE"
 
kab
2012-03-15 09:40:48 PM  
I lol'ed.
 
2012-03-15 10:00:07 PM  
My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."
 
2012-03-15 10:06:18 PM  
Springsteen takes shiats that sound better than the stuff you listen to.
 
2012-03-15 10:11:02 PM  

Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."


same exact story
 
2012-03-15 10:15:29 PM  
This headline made me giggle because I totally read it in Springsteen's voice. Nicely done!
 
2012-03-15 10:17:27 PM  
He is definitely not the best public speaker, but his speech today was really good. He did a great job explaining how The Animals are in every song he's every written, and then did a super version of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."

Really good oral history of popular music.
 
2012-03-15 10:18:03 PM  
I've never seen him live, but they say he works his ass off for 4 plus hours every night. Like him or not, you gotta respect that.
 
2012-03-15 10:24:24 PM  
Never got into Springsteen's music much. It's the bells (xylophone?) that seem to turn me off. Sounds like a team of clydesdales.

Then again, if you write a song for Patti Smith, and she deigns to accept, you gotta have something going for you.
 
2012-03-15 10:26:39 PM  
I thought "Greetings from Asbury Park" was good, "Wild, Innocent" was great, and "born to run" was pretty good,
but it was "Live at Hammersmith 1975" that made a believer out of me. Nearly every song on that blows the original out of the water. So much energy and excitement compared to the studio ones.


/ oddly enough, I'm not a fan of the "Detroit Medley" and 'Quarter to Three" that round out disc 2 (seems like everybody loves those).
// hated "Darkness on the Edge of Town". Sounds like late 70's Billy Joel. or late 70's Billy Joel sounds like 2nd-rate watered down Springsteen.
 
2012-03-15 10:29:14 PM  
I don't know what you're talking about, but here is Bruce Springsteen singing along with Mike Ness (new window).
 
2012-03-15 10:31:35 PM  
Never a huge Springsteen fan, but The Seeger Sessions was one of the best damn albums released in the last 10 years.
 
2012-03-15 10:42:26 PM  

AKTurkey: Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."

same exact story


BS. In 2005 at the Patriot Center: he held the stuffiest concert I've ever seen outside of a full-on orchestral performance anywhere (where I'd at least expect a little formality)

I'm willing to give some leeway since it was a solo set, but he spent the time between songs biatching about the sound and apparently telling his gophers that too many people were walking around during his songs.

Great music but I lost a lot of respect for him that day ...
 
2012-03-15 10:43:19 PM  

CygnusDarius: I don't know what you're talking about, but here is Bruce Springsteen singing along with Mike Ness (new window).


Yes, please. Time to listen to live Bruce:

American Land (new window)

Land of Hope and Dreams (new window)

Jersey Girl (new window)
 
2012-03-15 10:47:14 PM  

Pancoaifo: AKTurkey: Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."

same exact story

BS. In 2005 at the Patriot Center: he held the stuffiest concert I've ever seen outside of a full-on orchestral performance anywhere (where I'd at least expect a little formality)

I'm willing to give some leeway since it was a solo set, but he spent the time between songs biatching about the sound and apparently telling his gophers that too many people were walking around during his songs.

Great music but I lost a lot of respect for him that day ...


I think that was the Ghost of Tom Joad tour which, tbf, was probably the crappiest album Bruce has put out. And also, tbf to Bruce, many people went to the Tom Joad tour expecting a stadium show when he said explicitly in the ads that it wasn't going to be.

Finally, tbf, if we're talking about the Patriot Center at George Mason in Virginia, that venue does in fact suck.
 
2012-03-15 10:49:08 PM  

AKTurkey: Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."

same exact story


Same exact story for me, except he started in Richmond, VA two or three years ago almost 2 hours late on a Thursday. He kept the show going until 1:30am to make up for it, but by the end I was a little pissed off because I had to start work at 6am, and if he had started on time I would have been home before midnight.

One hell of a show, though. I can't think of anyone I've seen in my 44 years who put that much energy into entertaining people. At one point a French guy (Bruce thought he was French, but no one knew for sure) who didn't speak a word of English asked Bruce to play a song he hadn't played in 30 years. Even though he didn't remember all of it, he still gave it a go. The whole concert was electric.

Bruce was also tinier than I thought. I mean, the man is probably 5'4" on a good day. Steve Van Zandt was there for the concert and when he sang on the same mic as Bruce it looked like Bruce might fly into orbit around him.
 
2012-03-15 10:56:03 PM  

AKTurkey: I think that was the Ghost of Tom Joad tour which, tbf, was probably the crappiest album Bruce has put out.


Well farkign amen to that. I hated that album. But that was in 1995-1997.

2005 would have been The Devils and Dust tour - same idea, different album.
 
2012-03-15 10:59:29 PM  

Lsherm: AKTurkey: I think that was the Ghost of Tom Joad tour which, tbf, was probably the crappiest album Bruce has put out.

Well farkign amen to that. I hated that album. But that was in 1995-1997.

2005 would have been The Devils and Dust tour - same idea, different album.


true, true. My mistake.
 
2012-03-15 11:10:26 PM  
I saw Bruce in 1985 and it's still the best concert I've ever been to. I've been to at least 100 concerts.
 
2012-03-15 11:14:35 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I've never seen him live, but they say he works his ass off for 4 plus hours every night. Like him or not, you gotta respect that.


Honestly, I think that's why he's so popular. I'm not saying that it's not cool that he does long arse shows and works hard to entertain, I just think that's how he got as big as he is.
 
2012-03-15 11:17:44 PM  
Agrees. (new window)
 
2012-03-15 11:25:09 PM  
Fark you, subby, the intro to "The River" on Live 1975-85 is beautiful.
 
2012-03-15 11:41:47 PM  

robsul82: Fark you, subby, the intro to "The River" on Live 1975-85 is beautiful.


THIS.

As a 15 year-old, sitting in the dark with my headphones on, it resonated with me.
 
2012-03-15 11:48:40 PM  

9beers: Springsteen takes shiats that sound better than the stuff you listen to.


pianosheetmusicforbeginners.net

Sees what you did there.
 
2012-03-16 12:09:17 AM  

WTF Indeed: Meh. That's still better than the shiat they pass off as rock now.


Thats not saying much..........

Bruce is the most over rated artist in the past 40 years.
 
2012-03-16 12:16:37 AM  

Uzzah: After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."


How is that a good show then? I had a buddy who hated Rush, we forced him to go by supplying him with a ticket and free weed, after the show was over he wouldnt shut up about loving the show and went out to buy most of their albums.

If someone truly love the live show they would want to experience that feeling over and over again, so basically she was just being nice so your feelings wouldnt be hurt. He puts on a good show but nothing that extraordinary, I will give him this, he is one of the few artists who never has a bad show and gives it all he has every single time, there is nothing worse than paying to see an act only to see them give a shiatty performance.
 
2012-03-16 12:20:35 AM  
Mannfred Mann's Earth Band's version of "Blinded by the Light" is WAY better than Bruce's.
 
2012-03-16 12:30:34 AM  

Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."


you know you've found someone you love if they'll lie to you just to make you happy.
 
2012-03-16 12:34:14 AM  
Nix Nightbird


Mannfred Mann's Earth Band's version of "Blinded by the Light" is WAY better than Bruce's.


WRONG. lol.

i hate that version thru repetition, because I heard it two or three times a day for a whole year when I worked at a movie theatre in my youth.
 
2012-03-16 12:51:31 AM  
 
2012-03-16 01:04:32 AM  

steamingpile: WTF Indeed: Meh. That's still better than the shiat they pass off as rock now.

Thats not saying much..........

Bruce is the most over rated artist in the past 40 years.


I'm not much of a fan myself, but my vote goes to Billy Joel.
 
2012-03-16 01:09:07 AM  

steamingpile: Bruce is the most over rated artist in the past 40 years.


21 Grammy Awards
2 Golden Globes
1 Academy Award

You know how I know you're a moron?
 
2012-03-16 01:16:29 AM  
My City of Ruins (new window)
 
2012-03-16 01:18:02 AM  

9beers: steamingpile: Bruce is the most over rated artist in the past 40 years.

21 Grammy Awards
2 Golden Globes
1 Academy Award

You know how I know you're a moron?


Those numbers actually validate steamingpile's point.
 
2012-03-16 01:20:03 AM  

FishyFred: Those numbers actually validate steamingpile's point.


Sure they do, in bizzarro world. Springsteen is a farking God of Rock n Roll. You wish your hipster shiat was 1/10 as great as his.
 
2012-03-16 01:48:39 AM  

rocinante721: Springsteen says "TWO THREE FOUR"

There is no "ONE"


He used ONE here (new window).

Springsteen was both the greatest and in some ways the weirdest concert I've been to. I was 32, and clearly in the younger part of the audience, except for the kids people brought with them.

/It seriously was the greatest concert I've ever been to
 
2012-03-16 02:02:03 AM  
I rather enjoy his new album Wrecking Ball. I've never considered seeing him live, but after hearing that album and reading some of the comments on here, I may just keep an eye out for the next time he makes it to my part of the country.

I also enjoy how "Born in the USA" seems to have become a sort of national anthem, but when you listen to the lyrics, it's not quite as happy-feely as Mellencamp's "This Is Our Country" pickup truck ad song.
 
2012-03-16 04:06:47 AM  
I still think it's funny how much his guitar player looks like that guy on the Sopranos.
 
2012-03-16 06:11:09 AM  
Not super into him, but we went to see him in Barcelona. He played for three hours and did two shows in one weekend. The man is a machine.
 
2012-03-16 06:28:38 AM  

Midnight Rambler: robsul82: Fark you, subby, the intro to "The River" on Live 1975-85 is beautiful.

THIS.

As a 15 year-old, sitting in the dark with my headphones on, it resonated with me.


Hell yeah. 11 years old, my dad's giant headphones. That song alone may have had an influence on the man I've become.

/no, seriously
 
2012-03-16 07:10:50 AM  
Not a big Springsteen fan when I was younger. Pretty big fan now.

/The Ghost of Tom Joad in heavy rotation recently.
 
2012-03-16 07:31:25 AM  

madden101: I rather enjoy his new album Wrecking Ball. I've never considered seeing him live, but after hearing that album and reading some of the comments on here, I may just keep an eye out for the next time he makes it to my part of the country.

I also enjoy how "Born in the USA" seems to have become a sort of national anthem, but when you listen to the lyrics, it's not quite as happy-feely as Mellencamp's "This Is Our Country" pickup truck ad song.


John Mellencamp's "Our Country" isn't as happy-feely Republican as you probably think it is, here's a verse they didn't use on the pickup truck ad:
That poverty could be
Just another ugly thing
And bigotry would be
Seen only as obscene
And the ones that run this land
Help the poor and common man
This is our country
 
2012-03-16 08:18:09 AM  
Is it possible to simultaneously claim that he should go down in the pantheon of rock history, yet he is ludicrously overrated? 'Cos I can hold those two beliefs simultaneously.
 
2012-03-16 08:24:35 AM  
I heard "Greetings from Asbury Park" in the summer of 1974 and later the same year I heard "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle". I thought the man was a genius. My opinion has not changed with time.
 
2012-03-16 08:40:19 AM  
I saw what ended up being Danny Federici's final show, and yeah, it was the best four hours of my life.
 
2012-03-16 09:01:48 AM  
Damn, you farkers have me in the mood to listen to Springsteen now and I don't have my iPod with me at work. And for some reason last night, my girlfriends said she "doesn't understand" why they would have Springsteen give the keynote speech at SXSW. Something or other about how the frstival originally started as a thing to recognize innovation or something. I dunno ... she's from Texas and I am mildly embarassed by that.
 
2012-03-16 09:07:57 AM  
Wear sunscreen
 
2012-03-16 09:22:54 AM  

Uzzah: My GF can't stand him and won't usually let me put his stuff on when she's home. But one year, for my birthday, she reluctantly agreed to go to an E Street Band show he was doing here.

After it was over, she said "I still don't like his music, but I'll admit, that was about the best *show* I've ever been to."


Opposite for me. Used to like him until I saw a show. Everyone went on and on about how long he played. He pretty much told stories the whole time and it was a snore fest. Shut up and play.
 
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