2. Thunder Road
4. Promised Land
5. 10th Avenue Freezing Out
I saw Springsteen and the E Street band in concert back in 2009, right before Clarence passed away. They were great, but I was too young to appreciate it fully. Bruce hits differently when youre in your 20s.
Precious Roy wrote:
On fire and born to run are the only two Springsteen songs I can stand. I always thought it was interesting how he was pulled in two directions. On the one hand, he was a powerful balladeer for the working man but on the other he was a pop star reaching into the audience to pull Courtney Cox out for a terrible on stage dance in mom jeans. The latter version of Springsteen ruined his music for me.
Forget the "latter version", how about the latest version? How has any self respecting Springsteen fan not mentioned last year's Western Stars release?!?
Artists get ridiculed for either doing their own thing, trying new things, what they are passionate about. They also get ridiculed for giving fans what they want and making music with the same sound and style as their “glory” days. Either way artists are criticized. An artist doesn’t have to have 100% success to be amazing. His publishing western stars doesn’t take anything away from his earlier albums or even his new one this year. Stfu
You talk'in to me?
John Wesley Harding wrote:
For albums, probably:
1. The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle
2. Born to Run
3. Born in the U.S.A.
4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
5. The River
7. Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey
Though it feels strange putting The River at #5 as it’s such a good album.
I got to thinking about other musical artists that have five or more albums I know and love, and next thing you know I was ascribing the albums 5k times commensurate with how much I like them and scoring it like a cross country race, like this:
1. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan) 13:06
2. Blood On the Tracks (Bob Dylan) 13:21
3. Blonde on Blonde (Bob Dylan) 13:25
4. Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd) 13:29
5. Remain in Light (Talking Heads) 13:34
6. Rain Dogs (Tom Waits) 13:37
7. Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) 13:39
8. Fear of Music (Talking Heads) 13:41
9. Animals (Pink Floyd) 13:42
10. Abbey Road (The Beatles) 13:45
11. Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin) 13:52
12. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (Bruce Springsteen) 13:58
13. Small Change (Tom Waits) 13:59
14. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles) 13:59
15. Bringing It All Back Home (Bob Dylan) 14:00
16. The Wall (Pink Floyd) 14:02
17. Countdown to Ecstasy (Steely Dan) 14:02
18. Moondance (Van Morrison) 14:05
19. Beggar’s Banquet (The Rolling Stones) 14:06
20. Time Out of Mind (Bob Dylan) 14:08
21. The Beatles (White Album) (The Beatles) 14:09
22. Exile on Main Street (The Rolling Stones) 14:10
23. Blue Valentine (Tom Waits) 14:12
24. Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) 14:13
25. Speaking in Tongues (Talking Heads) 14:14
26. Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young) 14:15
27. Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen) 14:16
28. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (David Bowie) 14:16
29. Aja (Steely Dan) 14:16
30. Rubber Soul (The Beatles) 14:17
31. More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads) 14:17
32. Hunky Dory (David Bowie) 14:19
33. Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (Elton John) 14:21
34. Love and Theft (Bob Dylan) 14:21
35. Led Zeppelin III (Led Zeppelin) 14:22
36. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (Elton John) 14:23
37. John Wesley Harding (Bob Dylan) 14:24
38. Katy Lied (Steely Dan) 14:24
39. After the Gold Rush (Neil Young) 14:26
40. Darkness on the Edge of Town (Bruce Springsteen) 14:31
41. Mule Variations (Tom Waits) 14:31
42. Houses of the Holy (Led Zeppelin) 14:33
43. Tumbleweed Connection (Elton John) 14:33
44. Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin) 14:36
45. Sticky Fingers (The Rolling Stones) 14:41
46. The River (Bruce Springsteen) 14:42
47. Swordfishtrombones (Tom Waits) 14:43
48. Revolver (The Beatles) 14:43
49. Harvest Moon (Neil Young) 14:44
50. Talking Heads ‘77 (Talking Heads) 14:45
51. Let It Be (The Beatles) 14:46
52. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) 14:48
53. Aladdin Sane (David Bowie) 14:48
54. Can’t Buy a Thrill (Steely Dan) 14:48
55. Led Zeppelin II (Led Zeppelin) 14:49
56. Let’s Dance (David Bowie) 14:51
57. Physical Graffiti (Led Zeppelin) 14:54
58. On the Beach (Neil Young) 14:56
59. Frank’s Wild Years (Tom Waits) 14:56
60. Caribou (Elton John) 14:56
61. Bone Machine (Tom Waits) 14:57
62. Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison) 15:00
63. Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan) 15:01
64. The Royal Scam (Steely Dan) 15:03
65. Let It Bleed (The Rolling Stones) 15:04
66. Some Girls (The Rolling Stones) 15:08
67. Honky Chateau (Elton John) 15:09
68. Lodger (David Bowie) 15:12
69. Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen) 15:17
70. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John) 15:23
71. Meddle (Pink Floyd) 15:24
72. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (Bruce Springsteen) 15:28
73. Veedon Fleece (Van Morrison) 15:28
74. Gaucho (Steely Dan) 15:30
75. Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles) 15:32
76. Harvest (Neil Young) 15:33
77. Saint Dominic’s Preview (Van Morrison) 15:34
78. Wavelength (Van Morrison) 15:38
79. Little Creatures (Talking Heads) 15:38
80. Madman Across the Water (Elton John) 15:53
81. Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd) 16:40
1. Bob Dylan - 1, 2, 3, 15, 20, (34), (37) = 41 13:36 avg. 1:02 spread
2. Talking Heads - 5, 8, 25, 31, 50, (79) = 119 14:06 avg. 1:11 spread
3. The Beatles - 10, 14, 21, 30, 48, (51), (75) = 123 14:11 avg. 0:58 spread
4. Tom Waits - 6, 13, 23, 41, 47, (59), (61) = 130 14:12 avg. 1:06 spread
5. Bruce Springsteen - 12, 24, 27, 40, 46, (69), (72) = 149 14:20 avg. 0:44 spread
6. Pink Floyd - 4, 9, 16, 52, 71, (81) = 152 14:17 avg. 1:55 spread.
7. Led Zeppelin - 11, 35, 42, 44, 55, (57) = 187 14:26 avg. 0:57 spread
8. Steely Dan - 17, 29, 38, 54, 63, (64), (74) = 201 14:30 avg. 0:59 spread
9. The Rolling Stones - 19, 22, 45, 65, 66 = 217 14:37 avg. 1:02 spread
10. Van Morrison - 7, 18, 62, 73, 77, (78) = 237 14:45 avg. 1:55 spread
11. David Bowie - 28, 32, 53, 56, 68 = 237 14:41 avg. 0:56 spread
12. Elton John - 33, 36, 43, 60, 67, (70), (80) = 239 14:40 avg. 0:48 spread
13. Neil Young - 26, 39, 49, 58, 76 = 248 14:47 avg. 1:18 spread
Pretty good day out there for Bruce.
In terms of the boss, it's just a matter of what kind of mood i am in at the moment. He's consistently good, and his songs are all so well crafted.
I can't say that any one of his songs bowls me away more than the others.
That's to his credit.
Streets of Philedelphia
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Born in the USA
JWH, I was never a big fan of Bruce but we seem to have similar taste in music. Mine wouldn't be much different if we substitute Joe Jackson for Bruce. However I'd move up Revolver which would put them closer to Dylan.
I was going to put Jersey Girl on the list of Bruce's songs that I like but I didn't think it would count.
Bad Wigins wrote:
Only "I'm on Fire" really lived up to what the Boss was hyped to be. The rest was average barroom rock with great PR management.
Of course you would like that song. You do realize it is about a pedophile.
lol you'll hear what you wanna hear. Mind in the gutter much?
Racin in the street
Reason to believe
Tougher than the rest
Bruce is an evangelist of rock 'n roll and his shows are epic. Here are some of my favorite live recording as there are just too many to list. At one time these shows were hard to obtain but now that they are sold through the archives, they are not as rare.
Badlands, 19-Nov-07 Boston, MA
The Rising, 22-Apr-08 Tampa, FL
The River, 31-Dec-80 Long Island, NY
Detroit Medley, 31-Dec-75 Upper Darby, PA
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, 19-Nov-07 Boston, MA
Thunder Road, 7-Jul-78 New York, NY
Pretty Flamingo, 30-Aug-19 East Rutherford, NJ
Light of Day, 15-Nov-99 Cleveland, OH
Jungleland, 8-Feb-77 Rochester, NY
Red Headed Woman, 22-Sep-92 Los Angeles, CA
4th of July, Sandy, 14-Sep-16 Foxborough, MA
Kitty's Back, 5-Feb-14 Perth, AUS
Pink Cadillac, 20-Aug-84 East Rutherford, NJ
Because the Night, 20-Sep-78 Passaic, NJ
Racing in the Streets, 28-Jun-09 London, ENG
Adam Raised a Cain, 23-Oct-99 Los Angeles, CA
Jersey Girl, 9-Jul-81 East Rutherford, NJ
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), 7-Feb-77 Albany, NY
Born to Run, 10/16/2002 Barcelona, SPA
If I Should Fall Behind, 11/17/2006 Dublin, IRE
Great list, sir.
My top ten favorite albums of all time to listen to with headphones and a good bourbon...
(in no particular order)
Pet Sounds (Beach Boys)
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)
Abby Road (Beatles)
Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix)
Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)
The Band (The Band)
Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
Thunder Road (the best for me by a big margin)
Does This Bus Stop on xx Street/Lost in the Flood
Nope. Springsteen is fing terrible.
Nebraska is such a great moody album. Are there any other songs so good they inspired a movie (Highway Patrolman/The Indian Runner)?
Atlantic City might be my favorite song of his. Side note on the line "They blew up the Chicken Man in Philly last night" -- they really did blow up the Chicken Man in Philly one night (mob boss who got a nail bomb on his porch).