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(New Musical Express)   Bruce Springsteen played the entirety of Born to Run during his show at Coventry's Ricoh Arena as a eulogy for James Gandolfini   (nme.com) divider line 33
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2013-06-21 12:15:12 AM  
Way to be eulogize a Jersey boy.  Wow, those lucky fans.  They got to see Bruce perform all the songs from BTR and, according to the article, were lucky enough to miss a performance off all the songs from  Darkness.  Win/win.
 
2013-06-21 12:17:54 AM  
Delete the "be" in the first sentence of my post.  Farking autoedit.
 
2013-06-21 01:43:05 AM  
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2013-06-21 02:59:50 AM  
What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die
 
2013-06-21 03:10:59 AM  

ElizaDoolittle: ...were lucky enough to miss a performance off all the songs from  Darkness.


Your whore mouth, your cock holster - you best shut it!

Racing In the Streets is one of my all-time favorite Bruce tunes. Though the song has deeper meaning, it initially sounds like a love song to a hot rod. Not too many people can sing with a slow and sparse piano about his car and make it convincing. Well, maybe Cake, but they haven't done it yet to my knowledge. Most of their odes to muscle cars or motorcycles are full-on rock songs.

However, I'll give you that Darkness as a whole is definitely no Born to Run. I mean, not even close.
 
2013-06-21 04:38:34 AM  
I posted in separate thread but to repeat-

Appears to be trending now, but I've just got back from seeing Springsteen play at the Ricoh, in Coventry England. After about an hour of playing requests he took from the crowd, he said how they had played the entirety of Darkness in London last week, and how they like to do something different so tonight they were going to play Born To Run for their great friend James Gandolfini. Got a huge response and then they did just that...from beginning to end. (And then did another hour plus afterwards).
 
2013-06-21 05:07:26 AM  
Hero tag? Really? Cool, maybe. But changing a concert playlist at the last minute might be a stretch to qualify a place in the annals of heroic actions.
 
2013-06-21 05:51:44 AM  
Has any singer ever preformed their own album? What a tribute.
 
2013-06-21 05:55:32 AM  
"Bruce Springsteen played the entirety of Born to Run during his show at Coventry's Ricoh Arena as a eulogy for James Gandolfini"

/I'd have gone with the irony tag myself
 
2013-06-21 06:02:29 AM  
After Darkness and Born to Run, whichnstadium crowd is going to get Nebraska, and how wild will the mosh pits get on that fateful night?
 
2013-06-21 06:24:49 AM  

BlameBush: Hero tag? Really? Cool, maybe. But changing a concert playlist at the last minute might be a stretch to qualify a place in the annals of heroic actions.


Agreed, especially since they change playlists every night, according to Max. And I like Darkness On The Edge Of Town, mostly because I was 15 when it came out.
 
2013-06-21 06:46:33 AM  
I'm going to my first Springsteen gig here in the Netherlands tomorrow. The idea of seeing him do the entire born to run or darkness album....wow.
 
2013-06-21 08:02:26 AM  
Maybe if he ran more, he'd still be alive.
 
2013-06-21 08:09:28 AM  
The Boss is the Boss, but Hero Tag? Did he even give the box office to a Heart Research foundation?
 
2013-06-21 08:19:42 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Boss is the Boss, but Hero Tag? Did he even give the box office to a Heart Research foundation?


No, but he gave the capo di capi a taste, youknowhatimsayin? Let him dip his beak,capisce?
 
2013-06-21 08:23:11 AM  

BlameBush: Hero tag? Really? Cool, maybe. But changing a concert playlist at the last minute might be a stretch to qualify a place in the annals of heroic actions.


Kevin Bacon received a Hero tag yesterday. It appears the Fark has gone Hollywood and the Hero tag has about as much meaning as a Kardashian marriage
 
2013-06-21 08:36:33 AM  
I'd rather he played "Dark side of the moon" instead.
 
2013-06-21 08:55:18 AM  
Enough with the farking Hero tag you idiots!
 
2013-06-21 08:56:46 AM  
Absolutely horrid misuse of the Hero tag.
 
2013-06-21 09:00:10 AM  
I don't see the big deal, the song is, what, 3-4 minutes long?
 
2013-06-21 09:42:36 AM  

BlameBush: Hero tag? Really? Cool, maybe. But changing a concert playlist at the last minute might be a stretch to qualify a place in the annals of heroic actions.


some bands (springsteen, pearl jam, dave matthews band, just to name the 1st 3 to pop into my head) regularly play a different setlist every show...or at the very least change it up from night to night. i know pearl jam's encores are discussed backstage while the crowd is cheering for an encore...in that 2 or 3 minutes they're back there saying "ok, we can play this and that". (as discussed in one of their dvds i had)

when i saw dmb finally about 2 or 3 years ago, i noticed they were taking a long time in between songs...then i noticed they were doing a lot of talking in between songs...i realized they were talking about which song to play next
 
2013-06-21 10:00:43 AM  

dickfreckle: What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die


You should have seen him in his younger days....good god, the shows would be four hours long.

Been seeing going to Bruce concerts now for over 30 years.

ElizaDoolitte,Darkness on the Edge of Town is one of Bruce's best albums. I honestly can't see how a fan of his music would choose that album as his worst.  Really?
 
2013-06-21 10:32:03 AM  

John Buck 41: Absolutely horrid misuse of the Hero tag.


I think that "SPIFFY" would have been perfect here as a tag. Springsteen could earn the "HERO" tag if he stops what he's doing and saves a life, or gives all proceeds of a concert or two to a family or community ruined by tragedy, etc.
 
2013-06-21 10:36:04 AM  

dickfreckle: What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die


I've seen him about 10 times. Most recent was in Cleveland last year. He was 62 and he farking crowd surfed!
Unbelievable.
 
2013-06-21 10:43:17 AM  
maybe fark needs a noble tag
 
2013-06-21 12:05:40 PM  

Keller: After Darkness and Born to Run, whichnstadium crowd is going to get Nebraska, and how wild will the mosh pits get on that fateful night?


With my luck, I'll be there for one of the "Lucky Town"/"Human Touch" shows.
 
2013-06-21 01:03:46 PM  

Uzzah: Keller: After Darkness and Born to Run, whichnstadium crowd is going to get Nebraska, and how wild will the mosh pits get on that fateful night?

With my luck, I'll be there for one of the "Lucky Town"/"Human Touch" shows.


The acustic Ghost of Tom Joad tour was so horrible i almost walked out.  It sucked.  For years I refused to give Bruce any more of my concert money. He redeemed himself when he got back and toured with the E street Band  when Danny Federici was doing his last tours, and WOW. It was like it 1980 again and they rocked. Caught him last year when he toured with Clarence's nephew and it was also one of the best shows I've seen.
 
2013-06-21 01:46:46 PM  

NotoriousW.O.P: dickfreckle: What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die

I've seen him about 10 times. Most recent was in Cleveland last year. He was 62 and he farking crowd surfed!
Unbelievable.


He needs to stop touring Europe and come back to the states, specifically Ohio.
/still not seen him
 
2013-06-21 01:48:07 PM  

theorellior: I don't see the big deal, the song is, what, 3-4 minutes long?


But a Springsteen intro will run ya 10-15 minutes.
 
2013-06-21 04:14:36 PM  
Was he for the police or against them this time?
 
2013-06-21 10:52:59 PM  

2 grams: dickfreckle: What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die

You should have seen him in his younger days....good god, the shows would be four hours long.

Been seeing going to Bruce concerts now for over 30 years.

ElizaDoolitte,Darkness on the Edge of Town is one of Bruce's best albums. I honestly can't see how a fan of his music would choose that album as his worst.  Really?


*sigh*

Born to Run tour, 1984. I think we got a five-hour show out of The Boss one night in L.A. And a LOT of wet panties, at least two of them mine...
 
2013-06-22 12:08:30 AM  
Even including "Meeting Across the River" ?
It doesn't really fit with the rest of the album, yet is a minor highlight in its own right.

Also, any Bruce fan who hasn't heard / seen the cd/dvd of Bruce and the E Street band live at Hammersmith Odeon 1975 is doing themselves a real disservice.
It is an amazing concert.
 
2013-06-22 05:54:27 AM  

dickfreckle: What were the other 4,853 songs he played last night?

/if you've never seen The Boss, do it. Even at his age he utterly slaughters younger performers in terms of energy and endurance
//this man is never going to die


So much this. Saw him in 2005, he played for three hours straight, took a short break, and played for another hour and a half of so.
 
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