Tag Archives: Born to Run

Darkness at 40

It’s a new year with a number of birthdays, anniversaries and notable dates to ponder. Yesterday we celebrated Elvis Presley’s birthday and today we’re noting that Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 guitar opus, Darkness on the Edge of Town, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. There will likely be more noise about the album when its [...]

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Born Again

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1975 release of Bruce Springsteen’s third album, the classic, Born to Run. Hearing the song “Born to Run” is one of the most important musical experiences I’ve ever had. The song and the record both manage to convey some of the most exuberant music of the [...]

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The Art of Suicide

When I hear the phrase “suicide machines” I immediately think of Bruce Springsteen’s anthemic homage to Phil Spector, “Born to Run”: In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines However, for artist Thijs Rijker, “Suicide Machines” [...]

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