- Jul 17, 2018
- Oceanside CA
I appreciate your appreciation- those are all just scratch demo rough sketch versions, none of them were actually recorded properlyI enjoyed the album as a whole. Thanks for posting it.
The speed of the recorder used on the songs was off slightly. So when trying to play along with the song, accurate tuning is important.I appreciate your appreciation- those are all just scratch demo rough sketch versions, none of them were actually recorded properly
maybe someday I can manage to reform that band and get decent versions of those songs recorded
There are a lot of those, and they've been some of his biggest hits. A lot of it is also related to the sound of the E Street Band - they had a very distinct musical style, and a big effect on the sound of the songs. Also, most songwriters would kill to be able to write a chorus like those.
But there's also a lot of stuff that's pretty introspective and understated.
I’m talking classic Era, Bruce Springsteen.
Every time I hear certain Billy Joel songs or unfortunate enough to be within earshot of someone playing that bat out of Hell or bat out of hell 2 record, I always think this reminds me a hell of a lot of Springsteen.
I know what came first, but that’s not my point. It’s just very unique and specific to the East Coast.
Maybe trace it back to doo-wop and then later bands like the young rascals ?
In terms of their influences ?
I guess you gotta grow up “going down the shore” in the summer to fully appreciate that stuff?
Growing up in Detroit was all about “Guitar” and beating you over the head so that’s what I’m acclimated to.
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Personally, the only Springsteen songs I know are Born in the USA and Walk of Life, but I'm always in the mood to listen to ol' E.M. getting down to business.
(No objectifying here, just a beautiful and talented artist.)
Mellencamp was only the poor man's Springsteen for as long as he put up with his record company steering him that way. Which wasn't long. I'm a Springsteen fan (he's a force of nature live) but Mellencamp was a more gifted songwriter.
I was stuck, not by my own chooosing, in a frat house my junior year in college, and the boys would pile upstairs from the bar just about every night at 2a and just BLAST Supertramp. I didn't much care for them to begin with, but after a year of that...My first year in college I lived in the dorms. My roomate had the Born In The USA album and played it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
Boy do I hate that album.
Agree on the whole. This one, however, comes pretty close.I'm only familiar with Mellencamp's early work, but to say he is a more gifted songwriter than Springsteen I would consider that a massive stretch.
Personally, the only Springsteen songs I know are Born in the USA and Walk of Life…
I was stuck, not by my own chooosing, in a frat house my junior year in college, and the boys would pile upstairs from the bar just about every night at 2a and just BLAST Supertramp. I didn't much care for them to begin with, but after a year of that...
Agree on the whole. This one, however, comes pretty close.
That is a fair point, Bruce has often talked about how his stage version of himself is an act. He isn't really showing you who he is, but taking on a role as the entertainer / songwriter. Hell, he wrote a lot about street racing in his early days yet never had a driver's license nor knew how to drive a manual.
you know, as a songwriter he is more Jackson Browne than Keith and Mick too. While Jackson is more internal, the story is still the person in a situation, the stones seem to be more observation of a situation that has people.
Surely there are beaches in Michigan.I guess you gotta grow up “going down the shore” in the summer to fully appreciate it.
Well, over-emotive desperation is a young man’s game. Nebraska sure isn’t that, but the narrator is a very different person.Maybe it is the over-emotive desperation they seem to feature?
You have listen to her Broadway recordings. Anything Goes, for example. Very few performers from her era made it through the ‘60’s, 70’s talk-variety shows with artistic integrity intact.gee I just got really embarrassed honest, when ever I saw her or Bette Midler or Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, John Wayne, May West , I would just think, just how stupid do the producers of these acts think we are?
Treating us like we're Lil' Abner or the Beverly Hillbillies?
That tom foolery was insultingly dumbed down.