Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

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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Adam Raised a Cain

Played a show on Wednesday night and premiered this re-working of the 1977 Bruce Springsteen song “Adam Raised a Cain.” I was just messing around with the chords a few months back and working on the song while rehearsing other material for the shows I’ve been doing lately. It occurred to me that the biblical [...]

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Purple Rain at 30

Purple Rain — the record and the film — came out thirty years ago this month and Prince recently reunited with Apollonia to celebrate the date. Prince was a musical prodigy who transformed himself from “the new Stevie Wonder” into a genre blurring phenom who had as much impact on the culture of the 1980′s [...]

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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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