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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Ecadad, Sep 11, 2020.
I'll pay the return postage...
And uh....how many albums do you have out?
My bad. I didn't realize this was a pro-Springsteen thread.
I agree with you. I’ve bought the CD and played it once.
First impression. It’s not up to his best, such as Darkness on the Edge of Town, or The River. Musically, I love the band and it’s good to hear them again.
There are so many contingencies. How do the lyrics fit the melody? How do the instruments fit in? How does the singer nail his/her own nuances with their voice.
This seems to be a pro-Springsteen thread, so save your negativity for another thread.
Post some lyrics that you have written. When, all of the sudden, did lyrics become the central point of a song?
When, all of the sudden, did lyrics become the central point of a song?
If that's the bar we're measuring by, might as well throw about 95% of all rock music to the scrap pile for not living up to the standard.
"'neath a crowd of mongrel trees I pulled that bothersome thread."
I don't think it's either way. People like what they like. For example, I like most Springsteen but I don't like a lot of big TDPRI faves - Zeppelin, SRV, Stones.
Personally I think Bruce has made a few turkeys - Working on a Dream, anyone?
And, one or two tracks aside, I can't stand Born to Run. [Whaaat?? Yep, don't like it.]
But people can take issue, up to a point, with why you say you don't like something.
Even worse! Springsteen is known for his lyrics, eh? I wouldn't expect from, say, ACDC, what I expect from him. He *starts* like that and instead of building on it. we end up with
I took all the sunshine and rain
All my happiness and all my pain
The dark evening stars
And the morning sky of blue…
Well, sometimes simple is best. Actually, almost always.
I get what you're saying. But I think it's a song with a simple and profound message.
I like it and you don't. Either way, I think Bruce will survive the debate unscathed.