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#1151434 - 03/07/19 11:53 AM Blinded By The Light...movie  
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lol. As much as im a huge fan of the boss, is there any more celebrated, studied and talked about artist out there than he is?

There are hundreds of books about his life, music, his philosophies, his songwriting, there are authors and film makers who make stories and movies out of his songs. There was a cold case episode where they used all springsteen tunes during the show.

There are preachers and ministers who reference him. this guy wrote a book https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Bruce-Springsteen-Redemption/dp/0664231691.

The tennis player del potro said meeting springsteen was like winning the us open... https://www.sport24.co.za/Tennis/USOpen/del-potro-meeting-the-boss-like-winning-us-open-20180901

There was a movie Springsteen and I based on fan experiences at concerts and in their lives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVQUeCi9V0s

Now there is a movie about a Pakistani author who gets inspired by Springsteens music...
https://www.thewrap.com/bruce-sprin...d-by-the-light-release-date-warner-bros/

Even me somebody who has seen him over 30 times, is a bit exhausted by all the fanfare.

His music means a lot to a lot of people, but there is also big money in anything Springsteen!



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The only reason "Del Potro" said it was like winning the US Open is because he won the US Open once and realized it didn't change his life like he thought it might have.

I am not sure why but Bruce never caught my interest for some reason. Sure, I enjoyed some of his music as I was a kid when he was his peak charting self, but I also recall when I was in College and he was playing his huge Born In The USA tour I had a chance to go back stage, meet him etc. because he was playing at the facility where I was interning, plus free tickets to the show and I passed on it. And I don't regret it. Not because he's not good or anything silly, he really just didn't seem iconic and special to me in any way. I recall when I was even younger when Peter Frampton was the biggest rock star that I would have killed to get the same offer. Back then I couldn't even buy tickets to his sold out tour when it came to my town. We listened to the live simulcast on the radio that night. So I wasn't against being an uber fan, I just preferred Aerosmith and Heart instead. And now, decades later, and with all that I have learned about the business and all the stars I have met (including getting to hang out all day with Peter Frampton who sadly just announced he was retiring) I still don't get the fanfare over Springsteen. I don't see his catalog any more superior to others in the same eras, it is certainly impressive, but so are those others.

A classic case of different strokes. Usually people become obsessive fans when they are young and get over it when they have families and other things to obsess over. So for him to still have such a following when I ask my nephews if they like him (which I did) and they haven't the slightest idea who he is (3 different sets of nephews/cousins of varying ages). Maybe it is just nostalgia.

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Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
The only reason "Del Potro" said it was like winning the US Open is because he won the US Open once and realized it didn't change his life like he thought it might have.

I am not sure why but Bruce never caught my interest for some reason. Sure, I enjoyed some of his music as I was a kid when he was his peak charting self, but I also recall when I was in College and he was playing his huge Born In The USA tour I had a chance to go back stage, meet him etc. because he was playing at the facility where I was interning, plus free tickets to the show and I passed on it. And I don't regret it. Not because he's not good or anything silly, he really just didn't seem iconic and special to me in any way. I recall when I was even younger when Peter Frampton was the biggest rock star that I would have killed to get the same offer. Back then I couldn't even buy tickets to his sold out tour when it came to my town. We listened to the live simulcast on the radio that night. So I wasn't against being an uber fan, I just preferred Aerosmith and Heart instead. And now, decades later, and with all that I have learned about the business and all the stars I have met (including getting to hang out all day with Peter Frampton who sadly just announced he was retiring) I still don't get the fanfare over Springsteen. I don't see his catalog any more superior to others in the same eras, it is certainly impressive, but so are those others.

A classic case of different strokes. Usually people become obsessive fans when they are young and get over it when they have families and other things to obsess over. So for him to still have such a following when I ask my nephews if they like him (which I did) and they haven't the slightest idea who he is (3 different sets of nephews/cousins of varying ages). Maybe it is just nostalgia.

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Well it's in part because of the geography. Imagine anybody from Liverpool not liking The Beatles, Or Shepards Bush not liking The Who, or California not liking the Beach Boys, He is the most famous artist to ever come out of NJ. Sure, lots of people dont like him, but his enormous fame came from NJ. Artists from Ireland and England said they had never been to NJ but understoof what he was talking about. The jersey sound is legendary and he created it. Rock n roll with sax and organ, the sax had long been since gone. He brought it back.

He has global fans now. Hes not the greatest musical talent, not the greatest singer. But hes one of the top 10 songwriters of the past 50 years, one of, if not the best live performers. One of the hardest workers, he worked to get the ability he has, it didn't come easy as it did for some of the other artists out there.

Being born with minimal means and minimal talent, as i and most people I know were, it's inspiring. Work twice as hard as the next guy....

For me I wasnt that into until BITUSA came out, i liked some of his work, but that's what had me going backwards, his early albums were great.

He writes about important things. Thats what makes him different than other pop star. He writes about things only country artists used to write about like middle classness, dignity, family, faith, purpose, that's not something that typically gets covered in a 3 minute pop song. Thats the connection..... the politics i could do without.

I love Aerosmith and Heart, Steven Tyler is a great front man

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#1155995 - 08/21/19 10:52 AM Re: Blinded By The Light...movie [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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It has arrived..... The Reviews are mostly all good. Must see for any boss fan

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/movies/blinded-by-the-light-review.html

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The more I hear about Springsteen the more I feel I "should" be a fan lol.... Has anyone seen this yet?

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You're not a Springsteen fan? For shame! LOL

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Originally Posted by JAPOV
The more I hear about Springsteen the more I feel I "should" be a fan lol.... Has anyone seen this yet?


I havent yet, i actually even havent seen Yesterday yet, im trying to get my niece and nephew to go with me so i can inspire them, so far it hasnt happened....

Well, ive seen Springsteen 30+ times, I know people who have seen him all over the us hundreds of times. Thats Grateful Dead territory!

Start with the first 3 albums, That's a starters point. They didnt sell as well, but the songs were so beyond his years and creative, songs like For You, Blinded by The Light, Sandy, Incident on 57th Street, of Course Born To Run, which I thought was his own Like a Rolling Stone.

Darkness on the Eedge of Town blew my mind, The Promised Land, BadLands, Candys room, the guitars were blaring on that album as well as The RIver.

Best SONGWRITING album for sure was Nebraska.

But in reality, unless youve seen the man in concert, you cant appreciate his music. Heres just another day at the office, mindblowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWhPWBJPik

Politics....well, at one time he never said a word, then he started speaking on politics, i preferred it better when he stayed away from politics, i didnt understand when he sang "Fortunate Son" at a concert to entertain the troops., didnt make sense to me. I dont disagree on everything or agree on everything, and I dont deny his right to say what he thinks.... it's just....

That said, he has inspired me probably more than any other artist...I am from Jersey....

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I saw the movie...very good, social comment that applies today.

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Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by JAPOV
The more I hear about Springsteen the more I feel I "should" be a fan lol.... Has anyone seen this yet?


I havent yet, i actually even havent seen Yesterday yet, im trying to get my niece and nephew to go with me so i can inspire them, so far it hasnt happened....

Well, ive seen Springsteen 30+ times, I know people who have seen him all over the us hundreds of times. Thats Grateful Dead territory!

Start with the first 3 albums, That's a starters point. They didnt sell as well, but the songs were so beyond his years and creative, songs like For You, Blinded by The Light, Sandy, Incident on 57th Street, of Course Born To Run, which I thought was his own Like a Rolling Stone.

Darkness on the Eedge of Town blew my mind, The Promised Land, BadLands, Candys room, the guitars were blaring on that album as well as The RIver.

Best SONGWRITING album for sure was Nebraska.

But in reality, unless youve seen the man in concert, you cant appreciate his music. Heres just another day at the office, mindblowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWhPWBJPik

Politics....well, at one time he never said a word, then he started speaking on politics, i preferred it better when he stayed away from politics, i didnt understand when he sang "Fortunate Son" at a concert to entertain the troops., didnt make sense to me. I dont disagree on everything or agree on everything, and I dont deny his right to say what he thinks.... it's just....

That said, he has inspired me probably more than any other artist...I am from Jersey....



Wow! Thanks for that! I donít think Iíve seen a Springsteen vid since Born in the USA lol. I obviously need to do a little research smile

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Originally Posted by Neil Cotton
I saw the movie...very good, social comment that applies today.


See now you inspired me to go see it Neil, I cant have people seeing it before me, what will i tell the children?

Never thought somebody from your background would like the boss, but he is a bit universal, hey this movie is about a Pakistani who gets inspired.

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Originally Posted by JAPOV
Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
Originally Posted by JAPOV
The more I hear about Springsteen the more I feel I "should" be a fan lol.... Has anyone seen this yet?


I havent yet, i actually even havent seen Yesterday yet, im trying to get my niece and nephew to go with me so i can inspire them, so far it hasnt happened....

Well, ive seen Springsteen 30+ times, I know people who have seen him all over the us hundreds of times. Thats Grateful Dead territory!

Start with the first 3 albums, That's a starters point. They didnt sell as well, but the songs were so beyond his years and creative, songs like For You, Blinded by The Light, Sandy, Incident on 57th Street, of Course Born To Run, which I thought was his own Like a Rolling Stone.

Darkness on the Eedge of Town blew my mind, The Promised Land, BadLands, Candys room, the guitars were blaring on that album as well as The RIver.

Best SONGWRITING album for sure was Nebraska.

But in reality, unless youve seen the man in concert, you cant appreciate his music. Heres just another day at the office, mindblowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWhPWBJPik

Politics....well, at one time he never said a word, then he started speaking on politics, i preferred it better when he stayed away from politics, i didnt understand when he sang "Fortunate Son" at a concert to entertain the troops., didnt make sense to me. I dont disagree on everything or agree on everything, and I dont deny his right to say what he thinks.... it's just....

That said, he has inspired me probably more than any other artist...I am from Jersey....



Wow! Thanks for that! I donít think Iíve seen a Springsteen vid since Born in the USA lol. I obviously need to do a little research smile


Sometimes when I run into people and the subject of Springsteen comes up, it's amazing how many people think his career ended in 1985 with Born In The USA, Im not even a big fan of the song BITUSA, my favorite tunes from that album are Im going down and Downbound train.

His albums these days only have a few good songs each. But he still performs live better than most artists in their 20's

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Eh, well,
I took some time to look in the Music Catalogs to see if they had any Springsteen. Well sure enough one Catalog has a CD of Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits. 18 Songs. Careful there FD, it's on CD, something you think is on it's way out. Geronimo!


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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Eh, well,
I took some time to look in the Music Catalogs to see if they had any Springsteen. Well sure enough one Catalog has a CD of Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits. 18 Songs. Careful there FD, it's on CD, something you think is on it's way out. Geronimo!


Haha Ray, I have that on cd too believe it or not. He was never a greatest hits kind of artist, most hits he wrote he gave away to other artists. I would have had a bunch of other greatest hits on that cd.

But hes proven he can do country too.

His duet with Rosanne Cash was gorgeous. Sea of Heartbreak.... She said she was blown away by his country music knowledge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv9lAQExP-k

Or the man in black himself covering Bruce songs. Most of the real country artists from yesteryear appreciate Springsteen. U might like these...I swear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRSvNbMwQtQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHLQPgrSfWY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F04YAnxuU2g

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Well,
I have heard that Rock musicians like Classic Country. But, I digress, what do I know.


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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Well,
I have heard that Rock musicians like Classic Country. But, I digress, what do I know.


I dont consider todays stuff country anyway. My dad used to put on Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, WIllie Nelson, When I was a kid i thought that was the weirdest sounding music and stupid. Now I wish that stuff was still around

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I haven't seen Springsteen play as often as Fdemetrio. Maybe 4 or 5 times. The first time was in Scotland in a relatively small venue, an old movie theater that held 3000 people. I waited in line all night for tickets and didn't get any. He got ill and had to cancel and, to make up for it, came back at the end of the tour and played two nights. I was able to get tickets for the second night. Since then I've seen him play much bigger venues, but nothing beat that first one. Actually, no concert I've ever been to could compare.

It was shortly after the release of "The River." This would have to be my favorite track on that album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qpTL1wxGQ

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It's not just country he can dabble in. When I saw him play in Charlotte, the last half an hour or so was Irish traditional music! It was a complete surprise, although when you think about his music, it kind of makes sense that he would have an appreciation of that stuff too.

#1156170 - 08/29/19 01:03 PM Re: Blinded By The Light...movie [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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The more I hear about Springsteen the more I feel I "should" be a fan lol.... Has anyone seen this yet?


I havent yet, i actually even havent seen Yesterday yet, im trying to get my niece and nephew to go with me so i can inspire them, so far it hasnt happened....

Well, ive seen Springsteen 30+ times, I know people who have seen him all over the us hundreds of times. Thats Grateful Dead territory!

Start with the first 3 albums, That's a starters point. They didnt sell as well, but the songs were so beyond his years and creative, songs like For You, Blinded by The Light, Sandy, Incident on 57th Street, of Course Born To Run, which I thought was his own Like a Rolling Stone.

Darkness on the Eedge of Town blew my mind, The Promised Land, BadLands, Candys room, the guitars were blaring on that album as well as The RIver.

Best SONGWRITING album for sure was Nebraska.

But in reality, unless youve seen the man in concert, you cant appreciate his music. Heres just another day at the office, mindblowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QWhPWBJPik

Politics....well, at one time he never said a word, then he started speaking on politics, i preferred it better when he stayed away from politics, i didnt understand when he sang "Fortunate Son" at a concert to entertain the troops., didnt make sense to me. I dont disagree on everything or agree on everything, and I dont deny his right to say what he thinks.... it's just....

That said, he has inspired me probably more than any other artist...I am from Jersey....



Wow! Thanks for that! I donít think Iíve seen a Springsteen vid since Born in the USA lol. I obviously need to do a little research smile


Sometimes when I run into people and the subject of Springsteen comes up, it's amazing how many people think his career ended in 1985 with Born In The USA, Im not even a big fan of the song BITUSA, my favorite tunes from that album are Im going down and Downbound train.

His albums these days only have a few good songs each. But he still performs live better than most artists in their 20's


Nearly all the successful tours this summer have been either ancient artists nearing or in their 70s or once super young artists who have drug some of their teeny bopper fans with them into their 20s (Taylor Swift etc.). There'a a big wide hole where no one is touring... in the 35-55 range.. that's because those artists came of age post internet/email/mo3s and music has been decalued since then. So without young kids who grow up with their fanbases, there's not much going on. Once Heart, Aerosmith, Fogerty, Journey, Springsteen etc. age out of touring, it'a going to be a pretty weak field especially in Rock.


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#1156176 - 08/29/19 03:41 PM Re: Blinded By The Light...movie [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
I haven't seen Springsteen play as often as Fdemetrio. Maybe 4 or 5 times. The first time was in Scotland in a relatively small venue, an old movie theater that held 3000 people. I waited in line all night for tickets and didn't get any. He got ill and had to cancel and, to make up for it, came back at the end of the tour and played two nights. I was able to get tickets for the second night. Since then I've seen him play much bigger venues, but nothing beat that first one. Actually, no concert I've ever been to could compare.

It was shortly after the release of "The River." This would have to be my favorite track on that album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qpTL1wxGQ


The River was a mixed bag of alot of different styles, every song is great. and so different in style. love drive all night

#1156177 - 08/29/19 03:43 PM Re: Blinded By The Light...movie [Re: Gavin Sinclair]  
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Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
It's not just country he can dabble in. When I saw him play in Charlotte, the last half an hour or so was Irish traditional music! It was a complete surprise, although when you think about his music, it kind of makes sense that he would have an appreciation of that stuff too.


Yeah he did the seeger sessions and has done traditional

American Land, Death to my hometown heavy tradional vibes

#1156198 - 08/30/19 01:57 PM Re: Blinded By The Light...movie [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Nearly all the successful tours this summer have been either ancient artists nearing or in their 70s or once super young artists who have drug some of their teeny bopper fans with them into their 20s (Taylor Swift etc.). There'a a big wide hole where no one is touring... in the 35-55 range.. that's because those artists came of age post internet/email/mo3s and music has been decalued since then. So without young kids who grow up with their fanbases, there's not much going on. Once Heart, Aerosmith, Fogerty, Journey, Springsteen etc. age out of touring, it'a going to be a pretty weak field especially in Rock.


Thats an asute observation. I took my nephew with me a few summers ago. It happened to be a night where Bruce broke the all time record for longest concert..(his own record) 4 hours+ (the next night he went to Philly and broke THAT record) My nephew kept wanting to sit down, and I said you dont sit at a Springsteen concert! He liked it but thought it was too long. I noticed alot of young kids with the parents and he usually invites a young kid on stage to sing a song, and they usually know the words too which is strange.

yeah music is in a bad place right now. Have to enjoy whats still around!

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